Stop music/audio on Quiz Results review


I'm using a clock sound during a series of questions in a Storyline quiz with a results slide. Upon completing the quiz, i'd like to be able to have them review the answers (from the Results slide) without the clock sound playing again on the quiz screens. I've successfully used a variable to not play media the second time around before with the "when media completes" condition. That case involved a voice over giving directions.

However, since this case involves a sound track (clock sound) and variable length of time that a student stays on each screen/question (depending on how fast they answer), I can't use the "when media completes" action. Any thoughts on how to approach this?

thanks a lot.


14 Replies
Antony Snow

Hi Gerard and welcome to Heroes!

I haven't tried this myself, but you could create a new True/False variable (called 'Quiz Review') and set the default value to False. Then add a trigger to the [Review Quiz] button that adjusts the 'Quiz Review' variable to True when the user clicks on it. Finally, add a condition to the existing slide triggers that play the media only if 'Quiz Review' equals FALSE. For example:


Action: Play media

Media: Ticking clock

When: Timeline starts

Object: [SLIDE NAME]


If: Quiz Review  

Operator: ==Equal to

Type: Value

Value: False

Would that work for you?

Gerard K

Hi Antony,

Thanks a lot for your reply. Sorry for the late return as I've had this on the backburner for a bit. I've tried your suggested approach along with a number of other tactics but just couldn't get it to do what I needed it to. Having a trigger on one slide affect another appears to be impossible. I ended up creating my own quiz review slides which didn't have the music/clock playing.

Thanks again for the response.


Maria Jonsson


I have a similar problem and have managed to solve it half-way. In Storyline I have a quiz with recorded narration and a result slide with score points and two buttons: Review the result and Take the test again. My issue is that the recorded narration should only play the first time the user take the quiz. The second time (whether it is due to review result or take the test again) it should not play. When I set the properties on each slide to initial state it works fine if you click on Take the test again. But the problem occurs when clicking the Review the result since the properties need to be saved state otherwise the user can't see what he/she had answered.

Is there any way I can solve this?

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Maria,

Try this:

Create a T/F variable and give it a meaningful name, e.g., Review. Set the default to false.

On the Results slide, add a trigger that sets the Review variable = True when the use clicks. Be sure it is the top variable for that button.

On the Question slide, insert a trigger to stop the media when the timeline starts on condition that the Review variable = True

I had thought you'd also have to add a trigger to play the media if the Review variable is false, but at least my testing it wasn't necessary.

Please shout out with any questions.

Maria Jonsson

Hi Rebecca,

Thank you so much for your quick and descriptive answer. Meanwhile I also found this help:

...which explains the same thing so as far as I can see it works just fine now thanks to you and this forum.

Best regards,