Tracking users incorrect answers

May 19, 2022

I have a quiz question set up with unlimited attempts but would like to track which answers (incorrect and correct) answers the user chooses and pass that to their LMS. Is there a way to do this?


10 Replies
Shawna Gigs

I have created a quiz questions with 3 possible answers. Each answer has a numeric variable that increases by one each time that answer is chosen (I added a separate feedback layer for each answer and added the variable on each layer). I am able to present that data on the review page, but will it pass to an LMS? The client is using Taleo by Oracle. 

Jose Tansengco

Hi Shawna,

Yes, I can confirm that even if you set the number of attempts of a question to unlimited, each response that your learner inputs will still be recorded. I tested this in SCORM Cloud using a True/False question slide that had unlimited attempts, and this is what I got when I entered 3 consecutive wrong answers followed by the correct answer. 

This article explains what quiz data is sent by Storyline 360 to an LMS. 

Since you're also storing data in a custom variable, this article will help you send the value stored in this variable to your LMS

Hope this helps!

Shawna Gigs

I have successfully created a quiz question that passes a variable from storyline to my lms. I used the short answer survey to do this.

My quiz questions asks the user what toppings they like on their pizza. There are 3 toppings to choose from. Each topping icon opens a new layer with text that asks them if they like any other toppings and allows them to click on another one. Right now, only one of the variables (the last selected icon) passed to the LMS - but I would like to send up to 3.

How would I do this? I assume I would I need to create 2 more short answer surveys to allow up to 3 variables to pass? What else would need to be altered in the slide?

I have attached the file I am working on. Any help would be great.

Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Shawna.

Thank you for sharing your .story file!

If you want to send the value of text variables to the LMS, then you are correct: each variable will need a separate survey slide.

One alternative I thought of for your scenario is to use a Pick many survey slide instead. You can create True/False variables for each topping (Pineapple, Pepperoni, Bacon), and on the Pick many slide, you'd trigger the selection based on those variables:

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Here's the preview and my report in SCORM Cloud:

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I hope this helps!

Shawna Gigs

Thanks for your help!

I have taken your suggestion and used the pick many survey questions with true/false variables.

I'm running into an issue where if the user doesnt select one of the topping types, when the survey slide for that topping loads, it gives me a "Invalid answer" pop up. Is there a way around this? I have attached my file.


Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Shawna.

The pick many option was an alternative to creating three text-entry survey slides. You only need one slide where all the options variables will be checked:

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I added a "None" option that gets checked when all the variables are false.

You can also hide the question slide from the final version. In my example (attached here), I inserted a rectangle with a simple wipe animation:

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I hope this helps!