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Jackie Van Nice

Hi Pip!

I built a similar game this week. I got the score to show up on the board by inserting a blank shape on top of the score board, then inserting a reference field in that box. You'll put the variable that's tracking the score in the reference field.

To see how to do this, here's a good tutorial: http://community.articulate.com/tutorials/products/adding-data-entry-fields.aspx - but here's the part specific to the reference field: 

Using a variable reference to display the user-entered data somewhere in your course:

Any data you collect with a data entry field can be displayed anywhere in your course.  You just need to insert a reference to the data entry field's variable.  Here's how:

 


  1. Place your cursor within the text of an existing button, shape, caption, or text box.

  2. On the Insert tab, click Reference.

  3. On the References window, select the variable you want to reference.

  4. Click OK.

As a placeholder, Storyline inserts the variable name, flanked by percent signs, into your button, shape, caption, or text box.  In your published course, this placeholder text will be replaced with whatever data your users type in the data entry field.

Hope that helps!

Pip Fowler

Hi Jackie,

Thanks so much for you quick response. I now understand and have the score appearing on the game board now. that's great. But my next question is how do I get the 'correct' and 'Incorrect' states to show up once the user has submitted the answer to each question.

I am trying to figure it out by unpicking your template for 'Quizzify'. On that one each button on the game board shows up either the correct or incorrect state - ie a tick or a cross. Each button has a trigger that says 'Show layer Correct 1 when the timeline starts if Q1 is eaual to 1.00.  When I go to put in the condition, I don't know what to choose for the value and the interaction name doesn't seem to show up???

Can you give me a step by step through the process of linking the submit button to the game board so it then shows the tick or the cross as well as the score.

Thanks a million,

Pip

Pip Fowler

Hi Jackie,

Thanks for that. Your instructions were very clear and I now have the score showing up on the gameboard - great!

But....the next problem is that I can't seem to get the correct and incorrect layers (ie the tick and the cross) showing up once the user presses the submit button. I know from your Quizzify game template that you add in a trigger for the correct tick and the incorrect x. But I can't seem to get the 'condition' right. For one thing, the interaction name doesn't show up and for another i am not sure what to put for the 'value'. Could you give me a step by step for this stage of building the game.

Much obliged,

Cheers,

Pip Fowler

Pip Fowler

Pip Fowler said:

Hi Jackie,

Thanks for that. Your instructions were very clear and I now have the score showing up on the gameboard - great!

But....the next problem is that I can't seem to get the correct and incorrect layers (ie the tick and the cross) showing up once the user presses the submit button. I know from your Quizzify game template that you add in a trigger for the correct tick and the incorrect x. But I can't seem to get the 'condition' right. For one thing, the interaction name doesn't show up and for another i am not sure what to put for the 'value'. Could you give me a step by step for this stage of building the game.

Much obliged,

Cheers,

Pip Fowler