Storyline 360's freeform pick-many question behaves like a multiple-response question, but instead of using text as your answer choices, you can use objects—pictures, characters, shapes, buttons, and more.

  1. Insert a Freeform Pick-Many Question
  2. Identify the Answer Choices
  3. Modify the Selected State for Answer Choices
  4. Customize the Question Properties

Step 1: Insert a Freeform Pick-Many Question

There are two ways to create a pick-many question. If you've already added objects to an existing slide, you can convert it to a freeform question. If you'd prefer to start from scratch, do this:

  1. First, do any of the following:
    • Go to the Home tab on the ribbon, click New Slide, and choose Freeform Question.
    • Go to the Slides tab on the ribbon and click Freeform Question.
    • In Story View, right-click anywhere in the workspace, scroll to New Slide, and choose Freeform Question.
    • In Slide View or Form View, right-click anywhere in the Scenes panel, scroll to New Slide, and choose Freeform Question.
  2. When the Insert Slide window appears, use the search field at the top and the filters along the left edge to locate the type of question you want to add. The slide browser includes built-in templates as well as professionally-designed Content Library templates.
  3. When you click a thumbnail image for a slide, the right side of the window shows a description of that question type. Click Insert Slide to add it to your project.
  4. A new pick-many question will open in Slide View. Add objects to the slide that’ll function as answer choices, such as pictures or check boxes.
  5. Then, switch to Form View and proceed to the next step to identify your answer choices.

Step 2: Identify the Answer Choices

In Form View, identify the objects you want to use as answer choices and, if your pick-many question will be graded, select the correct responses.

If you’re using a Content Library pick-many template, answer choices have already been identified for you, but you may need to tweak them to fit your scenario.

  1. Place your cursor in the Choice column and use the drop-down to identify the objects you want to convert to answer choices. As you scroll over items in the list, Storyline outlines them in red on the slide thumbnail on the right side of the screen so you can see what you're selecting.
  2. If your pick-many question will be graded, mark the boxes for the right answers in the Correct column.

    If your question doesn't have correct and incorrect responses, go to the Question tab on the ribbon and select None from the Score drop-down to make it ungraded. (The Correct column will disappear.)

Step 3 (Optional): Modify the Selected State for Answer Choices

Storyline adds a Selected state to each answer choice and gives it a glow effect. When a learner chooses an item, its Selected state will automatically be invoked to make it obvious which item they've chosen.

You can customize the Selected state with different formatting. To learn how, see Adding and Editing States.

The default color for the glow effect comes from your theme colors, specifically Accent 5.

Step 4: Customize the Question Properties

After creating a freeform pick-many question, you can customize several of its attributes, including shuffling of answer choices, feedback, branching, score, number of attempts, and whether learners are required to answer it or allowed to skip it. To learn how, see Working with the Question Editor.

Can I Convert a Freeform Question into a Non-Question Slide?

Yes. It's easy. Just go to the Insert tab on the Storyline ribbon and click Remove Freeform.

When you remove freeform functionality from a question, it becomes a standard content slide. Text and other objects remain intact. Only question-related properties, such as score and feedback, are removed.