Setting a slide to reset to initial state after an incorrect answer

Hi,

I am trying to do something (quite simple I fear!) but not having much success.

I have a slide that I would like to reset to initial state when the user gets an incorrect answer and would like to try again.

Can you see if I am doing anything wrong? I read that I should go to the cog and set to reset to initial state but it doesn't appear to be doing that.

Thanks!

Best wishes,

Sally

18 Replies
Steve  Galway

If it's a simple try again you want then you can increase the number of attempts in the question setup. That will give the user a 'try again' message and will then reset the question for you. 

You can set the attempts to 2 or more in the question dialogue box. It will handle the initial state of the question for you.

Sally Burr

Hi Steve,

No problem! I just wanted the slide to reset when the learner went to try again.

At the moment, if you select the wrong answers the tick boxes remain (and don't clear) when you try again.

So you would have to untick your own answers to try again as it doesn't reset.

Best wishes,

Sally

Sally Burr

Hi Wendy,

I've created a little screencast to show where I am having trouble. I watched a video and realised that I needed Pick from many template rather than a Multiple Choice (as I had two correct answers).

I've set the attempts to 2 and I have set the properties to 'reset to initial state'. However when the user has another go, they can still see their incorrect choices and it doesn't appear to reset.

Screencast
https://youtu.be/dWpduVTb6Ag

Any help will be gratefully received! Thanks Wendy!

Best wishes,

Sally

Wendy Farmer

Hi Sally,

So just to confirm what you want

  1. You have a multiple response question that has 5 options and only 2 of those answers are correct.
  2. You want the user to have two attempts to get the question correct.
  3. You want the options to reset to unchecked when the user tries again.

I'm not sure why you've gone to pick many but it will be easier if you upload what you have and I'm happy to take a look.

Sally Burr

Thanks Wendy! Yes that's absolutely what I want to do. Thank you!

Ah perhaps that wasn't the best thing to do. I thought perhaps having two correct answers wasn't working in MC and the Pick from many might work.

Thank you for looking. I've just attached the scene for you.

Best wishes,

Sally

Wendy Farmer

Hi Sally

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Wendy Farmer

Hi Sally

here is my sample (similar to the one I posted above)

It is a MR question with 5 possible answers and 2 attempts.

I have reset the checkboxes to normal when the user clicks the try again button if they are selected and attemptCount<2.

I think this covers off your three requirements above.

Let me know

Sally Burr

Thank you Wendy! I think I have semi-cracked it. I had no triggers before!

Oh yes I spotted the change from reset to initial state - thank you!

One last question, how did you add the extra bit to the trigger that says 'the state is equal to selected and less than 2'. Is the conditions box?

Thanks ever so much for your speedy help.

Wendy Farmer

Great work Sally.

When you allow more than one attempt in a quiz question SL automatically adds a variable called 'AttemptCount'.  This is what I used in the condition of the trigger so that SL knows - show the Try Again if they've had one attempt and got it wrong, show the Incorrect layer when they've had two attempts and got it wrong.

Hope that helps