Using Hotspots and variables to track learner progress

Sep 11, 2017

I want to create a competitive game where learners work in teams on a tablet to identify what's wrong with an image. I want to time them and see how many they get right. The fastest team with the most answers wins. I also would like to be able to watch their progress.  So, I have two questions: can I do this in SL360 using variables and, if so, how do I use variables to track progress (and remember you are replying to someone who is completely clueless about how to use variables); and, is it possible to watch their progress from my computer (like in Kahoot or Quizlet)? Thanks!

3 Replies
Crystal Horn

Hi there Deb!

Do you want to have different learners interacting with your content and each other from different devices at the same time?

Storyline creates output that each user can individually access, but it never syncs up to other users at the same time.  Everybody has their own experience with the content.

You might be able to achieve this effect by using a web object in Storyline, if you have an online game that people can access and play together.  You would be bringing the other web hosted game into your Storyline course.

Let me know if that makes sense!


Hi Crystal - I think this does make sense and the answer is I can't do what I was thinking of doing in SL. I'm creating an ILT course and was thinking of having learners go to the LMS and play the game in SL so I could use the hotspots (I want them to "pick what's wrong with this picture"). None of the online games I'm familiar with (Quizlet, Kahoot, Socrative) have hotspots. Oh well, back to the old drawing board . . . Thanks for the quick reply!

Deb McLean
Instructional Designer/Facilitator