Retry only incorrect answers

Hi all,

I'm trying to figure out a way to allow my users to re-answer only the answers they got incorrect when they hit the "retry" button. I found a discussion from 4 years ago that led me to this video explanation of some fancy trigger work. This video was created with Storyline 1. I'm in Storyline 2 and wondering if this feature has been added/updated in the new version. I tried to follow the video pathways, but my quiz set up is different as well:

- Learners only have 1 attempt at each question

- No review quiz option

So I'm not sure if this version will still work. Does anyone out there have any ideas? I've attached an example quiz. 

Thanks in advance!


16 Replies
Jaclyn Gishbaugher

Thanks, Ashley.

Is there additional information out there about setting triggers for quiz questions that aren't true/false or multiple choice? I'm having trouble getting my quiz to follow the behavior, and I suspect it is because I have some matching, drag n drop, and multiple selection questions. I also don't allow learners to review the quiz, and they have unlimited attempts at retrying the quiz. Any ideas for getting this behavior to work with different settings?


Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Jackie, 

I don't see any of the triggers applied to your project above, but you should be able to do something similar using variables associated with the questions that they answered correctly/incorrectly. You may want to share an updated copy of your file so that folks could look at ideas based on your existing set up. 

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Jaclyn! First of all, I wanted to let you know that replying to the forums via e-mail attaches your signature. You are welcome to pop in and edit if needed.

I took a look at your file and I assume you are asking about Slide 1.6.

On your 'Correct' layer, you have two triggers on the Continue button - one to close the layer and one to go to the next slide.

The close layer one is triggering and the next slide one doesn't get a chance. That's why you end up on the base slide layer again.

I would delete the trigger to close the layer and just jump right to the next slide. Hope that helps!

Jaclyn Gishbaugher

Hi Leslie. Thanks for letting me know about my signature! 

I was able to find the root cause of one problem, but now the results slide doesn't appear to be updating properly, so I can't pass even if I get all of the questions right. Can you take a look at my latest version (attached)?

Thanks in advance!

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Jaclyn! Thank you for the detailed video! That was certainly helpful :)

So, the score does not look like it's updating because you are resetting the total results slide, skipping some questions, and still essentially getting only one right.

Those questions you are skipping on the subsequent attempts are being marked incorrect.

The reason it 'cycles' back to the results slide at the end is because you've told the project to skip those slides. So, the variables know that the correct answer has been given, but that is not reflected in the score.

Also - you mentioned you didn't know why your passing score showed the 40 points because you have 5 questions, but it is only displaying points needed to pass vs total points available.

So - all that being said - by default, the retry quiz button is designed to reset the results and allow the user to re-take the entire quiz. Looks like you are hoping for something more custom.

Hopefully someone in the community will be able to pop in and assist with this design.

Jeanette offers a possible solution here if you'd like to check it out.

Jaclyn Gishbaugher

Hi Leslie,

The solution from Jeanette is actually how I got this far along with the triggers. I don't understand why the retry button worked as expected for her piece, but it won't for mine. I followed all of the same steps. The only differences are that I don't have a review option and I have unlimited chances to retry the quiz. I can't see how those would affect the results slide. I'll take a look at her piece again, but I hope someone else has some insight!