Timer on final quiz - How to reset attempt after time is up?

May 21, 2014

Hi Heroes!

We are developing an eLearning program that requires a 60 minute time limit on the final quiz. The timer itself is easy to include using Storyline's built-in feature. However, the challenge now is to find a way to prevent the user from viewing the remaining quiz questions after the 60 minutes are up.

As many other posts have noted, Storyline's built-in timer shows a pop-up letting the student know that the time is up, but once they hit 'Ok' to close that pop-up, they can continue to view the rest of the questions. 

We'd really like to avoid having to create a custom timer, so I was wondering if anyone know how to add a trigger to the pop-up itself, so that it would redirect the student to a specific slide after they click on 'Ok'. If we could find any way to put the user back on the slide right before the Final Quiz starts, this would solve our problem. 

Any suggestions/ideas? 

Thank you!

3 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Claudia and welcome to Heroes!

This is actually something that has been shared with our QA team to change the behavior of that OK button and automatically force the user to a results slide once the time is up. In the meantime, as Phil mentioned you may want to look at building your own custom timer.

Building a timer could prove to be a bit complicated, so it might help to look around and see if there are any free examples shared by other community members. Variables along with some design and slide options may help with what you'd like to accomplish. 

Here are some discussions and examples that may help:

Here's How Easy It Is to Add a Time Limit to Your Storyline Quiz

storyline slide timer - E-Learning Heroes

Timer or count down that controls feedback? - E-Learning Heroes

Timer to use in Storyline - E-Learning Heroes - Articulate

Free Storyline file: pre-built, user-defined timer - E-Learning Heroes (not quite the same - but still pretty cool)

If you'd like help with creating a custom timer, it may help to reach out to other community members in our Building Better Courses section as well.

Good luck with your course! 

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