Storyline custom scoring

hi,

im trying to use storyline to create a simulation type quiz. i want users to be able to gain "dollars or money" as a result of answering a question right. 

Is there a way to assign a "dollar value" to a quiz question? And then perhaps tally this up at the end as a score?

Or is it just able to to correct and incorrect, and calculate a percentage?

Deniz

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Joe Deegan

Hi Deniz,

This is a tough one I've toyed with in quizmaker but have never found an easy setup for. What I have ended up doing is using the "points" for each quiz question to gain dollars but the tricky part is taking points away for wrong answers.  Curious to hear if anyone has come up with an elegant solution for this in Storyline.

Deniz Olcay

i was thinking, what if you could hide a custom entry field within the slide, and put $100 in it. If the person gets to that slide by picking a right answer in the previous question, then it would tally it up at the end.

Slide A (With 4 answer choices) ---- (Makes right choice)----- Slide B (with hidden text entry field) ---- loop back to sequence.

Jesse Spinella

What I've done in the past is set up a tally system that will 'add one to correct answer,' and then change an object (like a rectangle) with different states in it based on the correct score.

For example,

Each question gets a +1 to t1c (test one correct number variable). As the user clicks the correct answer, this adds one to the t1c variable, and then in the trigger pane, you can create a trigger that says, change state of 'object' to state '$10' if t1c is equal to 1, and so on.

You can create as many states in an object as you see fit, so, if you format the 'score rectangle' to have a $ amount in them, like, $5, $10, $20, etc, and then link the test score variable to the state changes, you can switch the scoreing rectangle on every page its on as variables are remembered across the entire project.

 Check it out...

Jesse Spinella

Yea, I think you could do it a couple of ways.

The same t1c variable that changes the state of the scoring rectangle could be used to update the final amount. Lets say you have a home page that links to tests. When the tests are complete, the scoring rectangle on the home page is changed. So, for example, if t1c is equal to lets say, 10, you could show $100 in the state of the rectangle on the home screen using the same principle.

So, t1c equal to 4, change state of object on the home screen to state $20.

Jesse Spinella

Basically, when you create an object in Storyline, if you click on the States tab below your workspace (a.k.a. the slide), you can edit the states of any object within the slide. This will give you multiple renditions of the same thing. So, in the example I put on here for you, the rectangle has about 4 or 5 different states.

Click on the Object, click the States tab, click New State (which is the first icon to the right of the Edit States button which is now the Done Editing States button). Then, just double click the rectangle and start typing. You don't need to put a text box inside a rectangle, they actually made it so you can start typing on any shape and the text will be imprinted on it.

I just formatted the $20 text to look big and black so it'd pop against the brownish background. You can format it however you want. When you're done editing the rectangle, click Done Editing States and then set up your triggers to alter the state of the object when you need it to.

Hope this helps,

Jesse

Amy G.

On the subject of adding to quiz results, does anyone know how to get the scorepoints variable to show? I have two test questions where I need to manually add 10 points to the score. I know how to set up the trigger, but the test score variables are not accessible from the list of variables in the trigger wizard.

Michael Hinze

Amy G. said:

On the subject of adding to quiz results, does anyone know how to get the scorepoints variable to show? I have two test questions where I need to manually add 10 points to the score. I know how to set up the trigger, but the test score variables are not accessible from the list of variables in the trigger wizard.