Sequential Multiple Answer Question

Hi there,

We are trying to build a question that requires the user to click on multiple locations of an image in a particular sequence.

We know that we can have the user select multiple shapes through a free form, Pick Many question. However, is there a way to record whether or not the user clicked the correct shapes in a particular sequence?

In other words, we would like the user to select Shape 1, Shape 2, Shape 3- in that order. Shape 1, Shape 2 and Shape 3 are all correct answers, but we want to be sure that the user selected those answers in sequential (1, 2, 3) order, and not in an incorrect order (2, 3, 1). 

Any ideas how we would go about that?

Thanks!

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Greg Faust

Yes, that's very doable.

The possibly-easy route is to use a built-in quiz (or survey) slide. Play around with the Sequence Drag-andDrop and Sequence Drop-Down quiz templates (and perhaps others) to see whether they might suit your needs.

The harder but more flexible route is to build the interactivity using custom triggers (either adding them to a "Pick Many" quiz slide, hacking them onto another type of quiz slide, or building a custom non-quiz slide from scratch).

Back up a moment, though. You say you "want to be sure that the user selected those answers..." This isn't exactly right. The user has options. They can:

  1. Click 1, 2, 3
  2. Click 1, 3, 2
  3. Click 1, 4, 3 (where 4 a wrong answer)
  4. And many other permutations

What you want is to give the user feedback that depends on which permutation they went through-- and that possibly asks them to try again if they did not click 1, 2, 3.

I recommend you first try the easy route. Let us know how it works for you. Specifically: in the built-in templates, what functionality is GOOD, and what functionality is MISSING? With this information, we can make better recommendations about how to design your custom slide (if a custom slide is needed).