Assigning a score when sending text from Essay question to LMS

Hello, I am publishing Storyline 3 course that has a survey essay question at the end.  For some reason, our Sumtotal LMS is not capturing the responses.  When I set up the results slide it asked me to set a score because there are other questions in the course.  I did not check those slides, because we do not want to record that data for completion (just the essay). I set that to 0% because I didn't know what else to do.  I then set my LMS Reporting completion to Passed/Incomplete.  Was this right or should it be passed/failed? Why does it need a score at all if the only slide I have checked is an essay question? 

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Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Kari.

Thank you for reaching out!

When you add a Results slide, are you choosing Graded Results or Survey Results? The Survey Results slide does not require a passing score. As you can see below, the option is grayed out:

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I published a test project with one essay question, using Passed/Incomplete, and uploaded it to SCORM Cloud. I was able to see the answer given by the learner:

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I recommend that the first step is to rule out LMS issues by uploading and testing your project with SCORM Cloud. Check out this step-by-step article!

If it works as expected in SCORM Cloud (you can see the answer), I would advise you to reach out to Sumtotal's support, as it can be an issue on their end. 

If you need help testing, please reach out to our support engineers through a case