Using Variables to Create Q&A Interactions #392

Interactive Questions and Answers #392: Challenge | Recap

If you're looking for a way to liven up your next lesson, try out some interactive question-and-answer activities. These activities are a great way to engage learners and get them to think critically about the content. And they're also a great way to practice working with variables. 

What do Q&A interactions look like?

For an idea of how Q&A interactions work, check out this example Sarah recently shared:

Storyline: Question and Answer Interaction

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How do Q&A interactions work?

The key is to use Storyline's text-entry fields to capture learner input and variable references to display the learner's answers. And with the new print slide trigger, learners can easily print their responses.

Comparing Learner's Answer with an Expert's Recommendation

This week's challenge is similar to the comparison challenge we hosted 100 challenges ago. In the comparison challenge, learners typed their answers in a text-entry field and could compare what they typed to an expert's recommendation. You can check out the challenge recap post to view the examples. And below is a quick tutorial on how it works.

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to work with text variables and variable references to create an interactive question-and-answer activity.

If you’re new to Storyline or have never worked with variables, don’t worry. We’ll help you out. Use the comments section below to tell us what you’re like to build, and we’ll help you out. Text variables are one of the easiest ways to get started with variables.


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Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you dive into this week’s challenge, check out the graphic design video tutorials your fellow community members shared over the past week:

E-Learning Graphics Tutorials

E-Learning Graphics Tutorials RECAP #391: Challenge | Recap

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

Learn more about the challenges in this Q&A post and why and how to participate in this helpful article


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