Showing test-out score in LMS, not final score

May 18, 2020

Hi -
I am creating a series of courses that start with a test-out quiz. Get 100%, you are done. Get any questions wrong, you go to the course content. At the end of the course content, you go back to the quiz and repeat only the questions you got wrong. End result is you have to answer all questions correctly to complete the course.
I would like to set this up to send only the very first attempt score to our LMS so that we can run reports on how people did on the test-out. However, I also don't want them to have to retake questions they got correct the first time so I don't want to create a separate post test. All I can get is the final score, which will be 100% for everyone.
Any suggestions?


4 Replies
Lauren Connelly

Hi Steve!

I've seen others in the community building courses with a test-out option and wondering how to track the progress in an LMS! 

I wanted to point you to a few discussions that suggest how to create this:

Please keep us updated with what you end up creating!

Steve Hazelton

Thanks Lauren. The test-out loop isn't the problem - that's easy to build. This is a series of annual mandatories, and in the past we had separate pretests and post tests built in our LMS so we could pull data on test scores and question choices. This year I am trying to take advantage of your newish feature of taking them back to only retest the questions they got wrong (despite what people say, I'm actually getting nicer in my old age!) so I have to loop them back through the original test. The problem is that the loop resets the score and only gives us the final grade, which will always be 100% since they can't complete the course otherwise.

We also want to be able to get as much data as possible on their performance. At a bare minimum, we would like to know the percent of people who failed the pretest - that is why we want to display the pretest score. Ideally, we would like to also do question analysis, but we realize that we most likely would need to go back to our old system for that.

I have never written any java code (java is a cuppa coffee in my dictionary) so any answer that would involve that would have to keep in mind that my level of technology is limited to what I am holding in my profile picture.

If all else fails and it can't be done in Storyline, we just go back to our old course design. Not the end of the world, but since annual mandatories are painful, we were trying to give them something different.

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