Tutorial: Capturing Storyline Variables in an LMS

Have you just spent hours getting your custom quiz set up just right, only to realise that your Storyline variables aren't being passed to the LMS?

I remember when I first realised that Storyline didn't pass variables to an LMS. It seemed like a mistake. Like there must be an option somewhere to enable this. But there isn't, well, not an obvious one anyway!

In this tutorial we will look at how to get Storyline to pass your variables to the LMS so they can be stored for future reference.

Click here to jump to the tutorial and here to download the source file.

Let me know if you have any questions, comments or are stuck with implementing any of this. I'm happy to help where I can.


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I call them "ghost assessments" because they are invisible to the learners. I've used them for a while and they work great!  My use is slightly different then gathering and storing info; I use them to give credit for actions/behaviors.
Because you can use variables to change the state of other objects, I frequently use T/F "Ghost Qs" to give learners credit for different actions. The action toggles a variable and the variable sets the state of the answer on the question that they never see to the correct choice.  Users can get credit for watching a video all the way through or for making good choices in a multi-branching scenario. Your imagination is the limit.