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Ned Whiteley

Hi Gregorio,

Here is a link to the section on working with feedback layers from the Storyline 3 User Guide. Hopefully this will get you sorted, but if you have any questions, just get back to me here.

https://community.articulate.com/series/storyline-3/articles/storyline-3-using-feedback-masters

 

Gregorio Billikopf

Ah, we are both from down under :). Ned, I am attaching a view of what I tried. I read the tutorial. But I'm having difficulties. For instance, I tried to insert this RESULTS page, but I did not succeed, as at the end, it kept the original one and nothing was changed. In this format, it clearly gives a correct vs. incorrect in the slidemaster view, while the others, it was unclear to me which one was correct vs. incorrect. But I could not import it. Thanks!

Gregorio Billikopf

Hi Ned, I keep going in circles. I can see the layout I have chosen but do not know how to make it be part of my responses. It keeps going back to the original ones. And while I managed to rename it and pressed every possible button, I was not able to import it into the layouts so that it appears in the APPLY LAYOUTS choices. In fact, I do not see any result slides there. As you can see, I am a total beginner.

Ned Whiteley

Hi Gregorio,

The quickest solution is to edit the Feedback Master set attached to your Storyline file.

When you open up the feedback master you should hopefully see something like this:

First of all, do  not click on "Feedback Title" and Feedback Text" and just edit the text to what you want, as these are actually placeholders and what you type in the boxes will not be shown on your feedback slides.

What you need to do is to replace the placeholder boxes with new text boxes (I usually place a new text box over the top and add text first in order to correctly line it up and then delete the placeholder text box underneath). Once you have finished editing your feedback master, it may look something like this (please excuse Google's Spanish translation !):

 

               

If you make up a short Storyline file containing your most commonly used quiz slides (just the bare slides; they don't need to have questions and answers on them at this stage) and then set up your feedback slides as described above, you can then save this as a Storyline template. You can now use this template anytime you want to use the Spanish quiz format.

To use the template, open a new SL file (or a current one if you want to update it), click on the Slides menu tab and select My Templates. From the drop-down menu, select your new template and then click on the slide you want to import (use Ctrl + click to select multiple slides) and then click Import. Any of the slides that you import will already have the new feedback format embedded in them, but if you want to update any of your current slides, once you have already imported at least one of the new slides, you will have the new template available in your layout list. All you have to do is to open the appropriate feedback layer on your slide, right click on it and, from the layout option, select the appropriate format (e.g. Correcto) and your feedback layer will be updated.

You may find that other items from you previous format are still visible on the slide, so simply highlight and delete them.

The attachment below should get you started. Just open it in Storyline and save it as a template file and it will end up in your templates for future use/updating as required.

If you have any further queries, just give me a shout.

Ned Whiteley

Hi Gregorio,

You're welcome. I'm glad that it is working out okay for you as it gives you a sense of achievement, particularly when you are starting out. Don't worry too much about being a beginner as I was in your position less than two years ago and I have now posted nearly 800 answers for other people on this forum. Stick at it and you will become an expert in no time :-)

The one piece of advice I would offer is that anytime you have a problem, never feel afraid to ask for help on the forum. It's a great place to learn, there are lots of people out there only too happy to help and I spend a lot of time reading other posts to improve my knowledge.

Gregorio Billikopf

I succeeded in saving files as templates. And that makes me very pleased. But I truly don't get what to do now, in terms of importing And what I ended saving as a template, was not what I wanted to do based on the check mark above. I do not remember now where I edited these slides. So I will try playing around to see where. But I am truly confused about how to add this response format into my slides. Each slide needs to have a response to it. Perhaps my biggest challenge is that I already have slides and am trying to update them, rather than start from scratch. Actually, I would be very happy if I just got the green checkmark and the red x. Even if there was nothing else on the slide. Thanks for your patience. I'm going to keep asking until I get it right. Do you have TeamViewer perchance? The thing is, I am persistent, I wrote a complete Webpage from scratch using HTML codes back in the early days of computers.

Ned Whiteley

Hi Gregorio,

Don't panic as it is probably something simple that you've missed. I've had loads of those issues in the past, so you are not alone!

Are you able to post a copy of your Storyline file here so that I can have a look and help you solve your problem?

To post a copy of your file, do it exactly as you did with your Resultslayout.pdf file in an earlier post and just add the .story file instead.

I don't use TeamViewer, I'm afraid, but I am sure we can work through this okay. If you can design a web page from scratch in html (been down that line myself) then this will be a walk in the park :-)

Many Thanks.

Ned Whiteley

Hi Gregorio,

I noticed when I added a new quiz slide to your Storyline (SL) file that it automatically added the feedback layers in Spanish and so I assume you are using a Spanish language version of SL (or at least your computer is running in Spanish language mode). I am assuming, therefore, that your issue stems from having quiz slides produced in English that you want to incorporate into your Spanish course, which is why their feedback layers still say Correct / Incorrect.

I have attached a link below to a short video that I have made to guide you through the process of amending the wording on the Feedback Master to help you get round this issue. Hopefully that will get you back on track, but if you have any further queries or if it causes other issues, just get back to me here.

https://360.articulate.com/review/content/9d03a779-8af5-4258-b895-958a11b0775e/review

 

 

Gregorio Billikopf

Hi Ned. Wow, you did that just for me. Amazing kindness on your part. Because I have about 500 slides to change, I think I may just leave it in English, jajaja. Unless, and I think this may solve the need to have to cut, paste and replace, I could change the master to the green check mark above. Would that do it without having to change individual slides. Thanks for showing me which slide master I am dealing with. Now, when I open the new slide format I like, how do I make sure the slides saves that. I opened it about 10 times and each time it went back to the original. Would that be on the top right side? Many thanks.

Gregorio Billikopf

Hi Ned, even though I have edited and renamed a feedback layer, it escapes me on how to later on SELECT it.  And last night I was too tired when I responded. I will go through and change the 500 slides. Thanks. So I recognize the blue around the border, then, but not how to keep it selected. Thanks.

Ned Whiteley

Hi Gregorio,

In order to select the feedback master you want to use, right click on the feedback layer on your slide, select Apply Layout and then select the appropriate master from the layout options:

 

 

Within a given course, once you have edited the appropriate feedback master, all feedback slides associated with that master should change automatically and so all you should need to do is to delete unwanted text.

Anytime you bring in extra slides, just use the method above to apply the appropriate feedback master to the new slides.

Gregorio Billikopf

Ned, thanks for your patience! Yes, I had success changing the feedback master for a slide (for a moment it did not look as if I had had success, but that is because I only changed the correct and not the incorrect response). But yes, total success.

I went to the next slide, and I had to start all over setting the appropriate feedback master again. Any way I can do the whole set of questions at once? Many thanks and growing hopeful!