Take the quiz again when the pass score is not reached Storyline 3


I have a module that contains graded questions. Those questions are not located at the end of the module but spread all along the module. I'm wondering how to make the learner take the quiz again when the pass score is not reached. I do not want the learner to go through the slides again but just want her/him to have direct access to the questions.


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Judy Nollet

Hi, Thierry,

The easiest solution would be to require the user to answer each set of questions correctly when they first encounter them, i.e., don't let them proceed until they "pass" a given set of questions. Basically, that prevents them from reaching the final Results slide until they have a passing score.

  • You can make them retry each question until they get it right.


  • Have a separate Results slide for a set of questions. And then have a final Results slide that scores the Results of Results.

Of course, that technique is easy when the passing score is 100%. Well, unless it's a huge course with dozens of questions, I believe it makes sense to require a perfect score. Tell users that up front, and they'll likely pay a bit more attention knowing they can't just guess their way through the questions. Also, if you provide appropriate feedback if they answer incorrectly, they (hopefully) learn the correct responses.

If you don't want to use that technique, here's another option:

  • Use a variable to track whether the user has reached the Results slide without passing. For example, I would set up a T/F variable called "TestTried" with an initial value of "False."
  • On the final Results slides, add a trigger that adjusts the "TestTried" variable to "True" when the timeline starts.
  • On all questions for which the next slide is NOT a question, use 2 triggers for the NEXT button.
    • Make one trigger go to the "next slide" if "TestTried" is False. The program will use this trigger the first time the user goes through the course.
    • Make the other trigger go to the specific slide with the next question if "TestTried" is True. The program will use this trigger only after the user has reached the final Results slide and then clicked a button to retake the test. It will bypass the content slides, and only go through the question slides.

If you're not familiar with using variables and trigger conditions, refer to Articulates tutorials. They definitely come in handy.

Good luck!