Using variables and quiz results to enhance navigation

Nov 04, 2012

Hi guys

I saw a very good example of an E-learning guru's Articulate Storyline production where the learner got to navigate around at the end of each learning point conduct a quiz, which gave them a 'star' which then filled up a gap on the main page - assisting them in working through all the content in a game type scenario.  This considerably inspired me and I am trying to do something similar with the course I am building, but I can't remember quite how to set it up.  I have got a main front page, from which the learner can navigate to different scenes, and a quiz that is linked to each scene's content.  What I'd like to remember/be told/helped with (pls!) is how to reflect the results of the quiz on the main page by changing a tick/star/icon from 'empty' to 'full' (or whatever) so that the learner can see they have completed that section.

Any ideas would be great thanks!



2 Replies
Heather Emerick

Hi Jeanette,  Sounds like a cool project.  You can do this with some true/ false variables.  Set up a variable for each quiz initially set to false.  If they pass the quiz, have the variable change to true.  Then set up a trigger for your tick/star/icon to change states when the variable changes.  I did a quick demo for you so I could see if I could make it work.  I'm attaching the .story file too.  There may be a more elegant solution that someone else can recommend.  Good luck!

Jeanette Denham

Heather you are brilliant!  That is exactly what I was looking for - thank you very much for taking the time to mock up that example too - i remember seeing a tutorial on it, but couldn't for the life of me find it, so that is perfect!  I'm loving this program the more I work on it - my courses have gone from boring structured to not so boring and not so linear thanks to the brilliant minds of the articulate community!

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