TIP: Give Different "Try Again" Feedback After the 2nd Attempt

Apr 10, 2021

Do you want to give users more than one try to answer a question? And would you like to give them a hint only after their second attempt? 

It's easy!

  • Create a number variable to track the attempts. 
  • Create a trigger that adds 1 to the variable when the user clicks the Submit button.
  • Create triggers that change the state of the feedback text (and/or other objects) on the Try Again layer based on the value of the variable.

You can see how it works in the attached demo file. 

1 Reply
Judy Nollet

Note: A similar approach works if you want to change the Incorrect feedback based on the number of times the user has taken the quiz. 

In that case, the trigger to add 1 to the tracking variable would go on the Results slide. I'd put the trigger on the Retry Quiz button to ensure the variable would only increase when the user takes the quiz again (and not when they simply review it).

Then you could show different states on the Incorrect layer based on the value of the variable. So, for example, when the variable = 0, you could simply show the standard "You did not select the correct response" message. But when the variable =>1, you could show additional info to guide the user to the correct answer.