Looking for a fun way to quiz learners? This Storyline 360* template is just the thing. Here’s how it works: Each of the five levels of this gamified quiz has a question bank with 20 questions that appear in random order. When the learner starts a level, the clock begins counting down: they have one minute to answer as many questions as possible. Every correct answer buys five more seconds to answer other questions. To move on to the next level, your learners must answer 10 out of 20 questions correctly. Ten correct answers will earn them one star, 15 will earn them two, and if they get all the answers right, they’ll get three stars. This system of stars will have your learners trying again and again to beat their own score!

Try it out for yourself.

Need help customizing this template? Check out this step-by-step tutorial: How to Customize This Storyline 360 Countdown Quiz Game Template.

Curious to learn more about how I came up with this idea? Head on over to this article.

Like the fonts I used? Here’s a link to download them for free:

All the sound effects in this template are from freesound.org and licensed under Creative Commons 0—so you can use them freely. Please note that not all of the sound effects on that site are copyright free. Be sure to check the licensing rules before using additional sound effects. If you’re not finding the sound effects you need on that site, check out this list of other options. If you’ve never used sound effects in your courses before, check out this article for advice: Tips for Using Sound Effects in E-Learning.

*This template will work for folks using Storyline 360, the continuously updated version of Storyline included in Articulate 360. Want to try it out? Get a free trial of Articulate 360 right here

61 Comments
Marie Acree
Allison LaMotte
Allison LaMotte

Hi Rachna, To change the duration of the timer, you need to change the default value of the X variable. It's currently set to 60. To do that, you'll need to open the variable manager. Here's more info on that: https://community.articulate.com/series/articulate-storyline-360/articles/articulate-storyline-360-user-guide-how-to-work-with-variables#edit And here's a screenshot of the variable I'm talking about: https://sharing.articulate.team/eDu6v86J You'll also need to update the triggers that reset the value of the X variable on the feedback layers of each result slide. See this screenshot: https://sharing.articulate.team/Apuj8DWw Another place you'll need to update the triggers is on the button leading to each level on the gameboard/menu slide: https://sharing.articulate.team/DOuQN... Expand

Edwiygh Franck
Allison LaMotte
Staci Trekles
Allison LaMotte

You're welcome! I'm so glad to hear you're loving it. That's a really interesting use case! I think that for the solution you're suggesting to work, you'd need to set the course up on one computer and have each group do it one at a time. They wouldn't be able to all do it at once on their own computers and see each other's results. Another option would be to have each team complete the quiz on their own computer and then take a screenshot of their results to show the other teams. If you have an LMS, you could see if it allows you create a leaderboard, which would allow you to compare overall results between teams. I also found this discussion on creating a leaderboard with Google Sheets: https://community.articulate.com/discussions/articulate-storyline/how-to-create-a-free-leader... Expand

Staci Trekles
Allison LaMotte
Michelle McKinney
Allison LaMotte