Submitting variable to the LMS using short answer questions
I am using quiz questions as a means of transferring data to the LMS that I can subsequently use for reporting. I am following the procedure that is outlined here (http://www.articulate.com/support/kb_article.php?product=st1&id=7la24ugs1lcn).
This works, except I am trying to send a batch of variables to the LMS. Following the logic in the support link referenced above, I have created a sequence of question slides--each slide submits one variable using a short answer interaction and then jumps to the next slide. While this works to get the data to the LMS, it takes about 1-2 seconds for each slide to be submitted, and since I have 30 variables to transfer, that is 30 seconds. And, since these variables are spread throughout the five sections of the course and I want to collect the data regardless of the order in which the users complete the modules, I end up having to submit the results slide five times, which adds an annoying amount of wasted time. I have set up a progress bar that increments as each question is being submitted so users know that something is going on, but it seems like there should be a better way.
Any help would be appreciated.