Solution: Storyline block for text input and save to cmi.interactions (SCORM 1.2)

For anybody interested, I have developed a SCORM 1.2 Storyline block that can be used to collect input from a user on an LMS. The block can also be configured as a mandatory completion.

It is fairly simple to configure and publish to Review 360 for inclusion in your Rise 360 project.

There are a couple of configuration options:

id: Define the ID of the activity, e.g a question text. This is used for the and can be used to identify the question/response in the LMS report

charactercount: How many characters the user should enter before the Submit button is enabled. 

Unfortunately with it being a Storyline block, we cannot overcome the "Play button" requirement for mobile devices.

We made the decision to make the activity large, so that when it is scaled it is still legible on mobile devices.

Demonstration in the attached video.

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Janelle McFeetors

This is a wonderful solution, Sam! We've even been able to store user responses for two separate questions in our LMS.

We'd like to do the same with Likert style questions (4-5 questions in a Storyline block). Have you been able to use a similar solution? Do you have an example *.story file? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Sam Hill

Hi Janelle, I have a couple of Likert styles. One a slider and the other the more traditional radio button style. The rating is currently 1-5, but can be adjust to whatever you need.

Set-up and integration should be similar to the text input method.

Amber Moser


So, I downloaded and used the input block which worked with our LMS (Litmos). Now, I am trying to add multiple open ended questions in one block to create a quiz and the integration is not working past the first question. I've played around with the javascript (I'm not an expert) but I'm not making any headway. Has anyone else created multiple open ended blocks that upload completion to an LMS? 

Internal Training

If the RIse developers are watching - yes the community would like updates in this area.
But , It should be done in rise as blocks and  functions, not via storyline insert.

But thank you Sam for sharing and showing it can be done.

I had hoped when starting to use Rise that all the interactions possible in storyline, including likert,  would be made possible very soon for Rise as well. Turned out not to be the case. Why, i dont know.
Rise is due for a major update in that regard. I would even suggest that they offer an advanced section of blocks that can be expanded on frequent basis. based on user needs. 

Its not like it takes years to create these blocks, test and implement. So hoping to see a major update with relevant functionality blocks this year. At the very least to be on par with storyline.