Text entry fields - saving data

Nov 27, 2023

Are there any examples of courses that are build with text entry for a reflection and a way to save those answers? What type of output or where would one be able to see what the user types in? For example I have a client who would like to add open ended reflection questions like - What areas of your life would you like to be more disciplined? Etc. Where do the answers get recorded? 

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Catherine Gorman

Hi Bridget,

Do you want these notes to be individual private reflection that the learners can save on their machine/print physically or data that would be recorded in an LMS or LRS?

The simplest solution for the former would be to use the built in "Print Slide" Trigger, which learners can then choose to print the storyline slide (layout and input field and all) as either a physical page or as a PDF from their printer dialogue screen.

If you're looking for a more sophisticated format and are willing to dive into a little bit of JavaScript and HTML, my team has found success with some of the resources in this thread here: https://community.articulate.com/discussions/building-better-courses/user-notes-that-they-can-print-and-email

Unfortunately I'm not at a place with my understanding of xAPI (or other potential solutions) where I can recommend solutions for you if you're looking for the second of these two, but either way I wish you the best of luck!