In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create quizzes in Storyline quickly and easily with form-based questions, such as true/false, multiple choice, and fill in the blank. You type the question and answer text, and Storyline does the rest of the work for you.

Watch this video demonstration, then follow the activities below to practice.

Practice Activities:

  1. Create a Multiple Choice Question in Form View
  2. Customize the Design in Slide View
  3. Preview the Question Slide

Practice Activity: Create a Multiple Choice Question in Form View

In this activity, we'll create a multiple choice question in form view, then we’ll custom its design in the next activity

  1. Open the Storyline folder in your practice files, then open the 04A_Create_Quiz_360.story file. We’ve provided two sample slides for you to preview. In this tutorial, we’ll recreate the second demo slide.
  2. Go to the Slides tab on the ribbon, click Graded Question, choose the Multiple Choice template, and click Insert Slide.
  3. Your new question slide will open in Form View. Enter this text in the question field: Who was the first U.S. president? And enter these answer choices in the answer grid: Adams, Jefferson, Washington.
  4. Mark the radio button for the correct response, which is Washington.
  5. Let’s add an image to our slide. Go to the Question tab on the ribbon, click Media, choose Picture from File, and insert the whitehouse.jpg file from your practice files.
  6. We’ll keep the default feedback and scoring options, but we’ll turn off answer shuffling. Go to the Question tab on the ribbon and use the Shuffle drop-down to select None.

At this point, your question is ready to go. But if you want to customize its look and feel, click the Slide View button on the right side of the screen and continue to the next activity.

Practice Activity: Customize the Design in Slide View

Slide View gives you complete control over the appearance of your slide. In this activity, we’ll give the multiple choice question we just created an exciting makeover with some simple changes.

  1. If you haven’t already switched to Slide View, click the Slide View button on the right side of the screen.
  2. First, let’s delete the image we previously added. Select it and click Delete on your keyboard.
  3. Resize the answer-choice text boxes and rearrange them so they’re distributed horizontally across the bottom of the slide.
  4. Go to the Insert tab on the ribbon, click Picture, and choose the flag.png image from the assets in your practice files.
  5. Resize the flag image so it fills the entire slide, then use the timeline panel below the slide to send it to the back of the slide.
  6. Since the flag image by itself is overpowering, let’s mute it by covering it with a semi-transparent rectangle. Go to the Insert tab on the ribbon, click Shape, choose Rectangle, then draw a rectangle on the slide.
  7. Resize the rectangle so it fills the entire slide, then fill it with a dark gray color and set its transparency to 10%.
  8. Use the timeline panel to move the gray rectangle so it’s in front of the flag image but behind everything else on the slide.
  9. Now that the background is dark gray, the text is probably hard to see, so go to the Home tab on the ribbon and change the font color to white for all the text boxes on the slide. Format the text as you’d like.
  10. It’s time to add some images for our answer choices. Go to the Insert tab on the ribbon, click Picture, and choose the Adams.png, Jefferson.png, and Washington.png images from the assets in your practice files.
  11. Size and position the images on the slide above their corresponding answer choices.

Practice Activity: Preview the Question Slide

Click the Preview drop-down arrow on the ribbon and choose This Slide to test your question slide. Notice that you receive feedback when you answer the question, and you didn’t have to do any extra work to make that happen (but you can customize the feedback if you’d like).

Summary

You've learned how to create form-based questions in Storyline. To learn more about building assessments, see these user guides:

Form-based questions are great when you need to build a quiz quickly and easily. Want even more control to create highly interactive quizzes? Use freeform questions. In the next tutorial, we’ll create a freeform pick-many question slide.