Challenge for Community: Numbered Question Bank Questions

Hello community, 

I have come across a challenge, and I'm not even sure if it's do-able, but I thought I would toss it out to the community and see if you guys can come up with a solution!

Check out this mini quiz. It has four questions in a question bank. I have to use the question bank. The questions need to be in random order. I also have to use the default nagivation buttons (Submit, Next, Prev) included in the Player.

I am trying to include text across the top of each question slide that says "Question X of 4" which will have the appropriate corresponding number of 1-4. I am using a variable to do this.

This works perfectly when you complete the quiz. If you Retry the quiz, it resets the variable to 0, and retry works fine. However, when you go to review, if you click "Prev" it adds 1 to the variable and throws everything out of whack. 

If anyone can come up with a solution to this that works within my constraints (question bank, must be random order, and must use default player navigation) I would absolutely LOVE to see it. I have been scratching my head and trying to come up with a solution...

View the published sample here: (note if you click "Prev" when you review, the numbers get all out of whack): Published output

And here's the .story file: Project File

Thanks in advance!

- Nicole

7 Replies
Michael Hinze

Nicole Legault said:

Thanks for jumping in Michael! I just got really excited about this possible solution, but tested it out and unfortunately it doesn't work. When you review the quiz now the text always says "Question 4 of 4" for every question. Thanks for trying and offering up a potential idea though!


Yeah, sorry that was a lame suggestion. Note to self: TEST before you post something . Have a look at the attached with some added triggers on the pesky Prev buttons and see if that works better.

Nicole Legault

Woohoo!!! That is a great solution! Thank you Michael!!

Only tweak I did is to remove the "Prev" button from the Results slide because after doing extensive testing, with the "Prev" button on the Results slide:

If you answer each question, then click Review when you get to Results slide,

then click "next" to advance through each question review slide individually

Then when you get to Results slide, you click "Prev" through to go back through each question slide individually,

When you get past Question 1 of 4 the second time, you think you should see the introduction to the quiz, but it brings you back to the results, and then if you press "Prev" again, the numbers are all out of order again. 

I admit it's unlikely someone would follow that exact navigation sequence but I always try to test every potential scenario. 

Thank you Michael!! Much appreciated!!

Michael Hinze

Nicole Legault said:

Woohoo!!! That is a great solution! Thank you Michael!!

Only tweak I did is to remove the "Prev" button from the Results slide because after doing extensive testing, with the "Prev" button on the Results slide:

If you answer each question, then click Review when you get to Results slide,

then click "next" to advance through each question review slide individually

Then when you get to Results slide, you click "Prev" through to go back through each question slide individually,

When you get past Question 1 of 4 the second time, you think you should see the introduction to the quiz, but it brings you back to the results, and then if you press "Prev" again, the numbers are all out of order again. 

I admit it's unlikely someone would follow that exact navigation sequence but I always try to test every potential scenario. 

Thank you Michael!! Much appreciated!!


Hi Nicole, good to hear that my suggestion worked for you. I was thinking about the Prev button on the Results slide too, good idea to remove it.

Barbara van de Velde

I have a similar situation, but I only use buttons on the slides. No player buttons at all. 
I use a trigger on the start of the timeline to add 1 to variable Questionnumber. With only a 'Submit' button on the page that works fine. 

However, on the quiz review the player buttons appear and if you hit previous my counter keeps going. I cannot find a way to add a trigger to substract to the player button, as it only exists in the review layer. I have tried adding a layer called 'Review' to get access to the player buttons of that layer, but no such luck. Ideally I would simply like to remove the previous button in this case.

I think my only other option is adding the trigger 'add 1 to question number' to the submit button instead of the start of the timeline. Again, on the review layer player buttons appear that I cannot control and this also requires more triggers as I do allow users to try questions twice.

Any ideas?