Simulations reacting differently with same settings

Hello,

I have created several try me simulations and each one that includes typing reacts differently.  In one simulation, I ask the learner to click on the text box, the next screen then shows the prefilled text and didn't ask for the learner to type anything.  In another simulation, I ask the learner to click on the text box, then a cursor appears and allows the learner to type the value and shows the typed information (this is what I want to have in each).  In yet a different simulation, I ask the learner to click in a text box and the learner types in a value, but the value isn't on the screen and if they don't get it right the first time, they can't get out of it.  What settings are different?  Could it be a browser difference (I used Firefox and Chrome)? How can I get the second option in each simulation?  See the attached file for the slides in question.

Thanks in advance!!!

6 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Stephanie,

I saw that there were a bunch of recordings you'd added into this project - have you made edits to the slides and implementing any action fine tuning? 

What you're describing on the various setups sound like the first simulation was a View Mode step by step and the second was a Try it or Test Mode and was working as you'd hope.

For the final simulation, is that slide 1.5? That's the spot where I get stuck, but more because I couldn't enter text in anywhere on that slide I expected, and while viewing it in Edit mode I was finally able to find the text entry that had been sized very small and was in the top right-hand corner instead of where the learner was supposed to enter text.

So all of this leads me to think that you've made some edits to the slides and the functionality. Does that sound possible 

Stephanie Frisbey-Roll

They were all recorded in Try It mode.  I think the issue with the clicking is that I copied and pasted custom sized slides into a standard sized file making them a little wonky, however, when I preview the slides there is no issue and the hotspots are large.  I don't know what the difference is between what you see and what I see.  I was hoping by attaching my examples it would make my issue clearer, but I guess not. :)

What I want to happen in the simulation, is that when the learner types in the text field it shows up on the screen, as if they were actually typing like in slide 3, not like in 1 and 2 where they click and the information is pre-filled, and not like in slides 4 and 5 where the learner still needs to type in the answer but can't see what was typed.  The only difference I can come up with is that I created the 3rd slide in Firefox, otherwise everything else was the same. Does that seem possible?

Stephanie Frisbey-Roll

For the final simulation, is that slide 1.5? That's the spot where I get stuck, but more because I couldn't enter text in anywhere on that slide I expected, and while viewing it in Edit mode I was finally able to find the text entry that had been sized very small and was in the top right-hand corner instead of where the learner was supposed to enter text.

After thinking about this I did more investigating.  I had no idea there was even a text box on the screen!  Strange but at least now I know what to look for.  I am still confused as to how to fix the first 2 slides where the information is pre-filled but I will continue to dig to find some sort of acceptable solution.  

Thank you!!!!

Stephanie Frisbey-Roll

Ok, I did some more playing and reading and came up with what I was hoping would solve my issue.  Now, however, I can't get the text box to accept typing.  Facepalm.  I have attached 3 slides that will hopefully convey what I am trying to accomplish.  What am I missing to make the text field "writable"? 

Thanks!