Articulate Quizmaker ‘09 gives you some cool options for providing question-level feedback to your learners. One route you can take is to use a feedback popup like the example shown below.


You can customize the text and formatting on the popup, and you can even add hyperlinks (this tutorial shows how)—but if you want your feedback to include things like images, movies, or animation, a great alternative is to show your feedback on separate quiz slides instead of using the popup. These separate slides are called blank slides, since they don’t contain quiz questions. Below is an example. As you can see, the slide’s been designed to match the question slide, and it contains elements like text boxes, images, and a movie:

Here’s how to build blank slides for feedback, and how to branch your learners to the appropriate feedback when they answer a question:

Step 1: Create Blank Slides to Contain Your Feedback

  1. In Quizmaker, add a blank slide by clicking Blank Slide on the toolbar.
  2. Customize your blank slide to contain whatever feedback you want your users to see. You can really tailor the content & look of your slide by switching to the Slide View of the question editor. (The links at the end of this tutorial will help you get acquainted with slide view.) Also, you can build different blank slides to give feedback on a correct or incorrect answer, and for some question types (Multiple Choice, Pick One, and Which Word), you can even branch the learner to different feedback slides based on the specific answer they choose.

Step 2: Set Up Branching in the Feedback Area of Your Question

Once you’ve added your blank slides, you can set up the branching on your quiz question:

  1. Open the question for which you want to provide customized feedback. Use the Feedback option to choose the kind of feedback you want to provide:
    • By Question means you'll tailor the feedback to the question — for a graded question, you'll be able to send the learner to a different blank slide, depending on whether they answer correctly or incorrectly.
    • By Answer means you'll tailor your feedback for each answer a user might give. Remember, only certain questions types allow for answer-level feedback, so depending on the kind of question you're working with, you might not see this option.
  2. In the Feedback area of your question, click one of the More buttons.
  3. In the window that appears, use the Branching area to choose the slide you want users to see for feedback.
  4. To prevent the usual feedback pop-up from appearing to your users (since you’re displaying feedback on a blank slide instead), delete the feedback text that appears on this window.
  5. Click OK.

In the same way, use the other More buttons in the question editor to set up the branching for any other answers. 

Step 3: Adjust Your Quiz Player Template

Branching to a feedback slide will only work if your quiz player template is set up for users to submit their answers one at a time (rather than all at once). Here’s how to make sure your player template is set up right:

  1. Click Player Templates, select the template you're using, and click Edit.
  2. Click the Navigation tab at the left edge of the window, and select Submit one question at a time. Then click OK and Close

Once you publish your quiz, learners who view it will branch to the feedback slides you’ve set up, rather than just seeing the usual feedback pop-ups.

You Might Also Want to Explore:

Stylizing Text in Your Quiz
Adding Images and Drawing Objects in Your Quiz
Adding Movies to Your Quiz
Controlling Layers and Timing of Objects on Your Quiz Slides
Animating Objects in Your Quiz
Adding Narration to Your Quiz