When you include quizzing in your Articulate Storyline course, it’s no secret that the questions and answers you present to learners are very important. But you know what else is important? The feedback you provide to learners after they answer a question. The great thing about Storyline is that you can completely customize everything about your feedback, from the text feedback to the look and feel. There are a few different ways to edit the feedback, so let’s take a peek at a few of the top ways.
Use the Form Editor
One of the easiest ways to edit the feedback for your quiz slides is to use Storyline’s handy form-based editor. When you create a new Quiz slide, the form-based editor will automatically launch to walk you through your slide setup.
If you’re looking at an existing Quiz slide, click on the Edit button over in the Question panel on the right-hand side of the screen to launch the form-based editor.
At the bottom of the editor you’ll notice an area to set Feedback and Branching. Here you can enter the text you’d like to appear on both the correct and incorrect feedback layers. Don’t worry, if you change your mind later you can come back here to edit it, or change it directly on the slide layer. You can also use the More button to set additional feedback features such as branched hyperlinking or audio feedback.
Use the Feedback Master
If you’ve worked with the Template Master before, you know how much of a time-saver it can be—especially when developing large courses. That’s why you’ll be excited to hear that Storyline comes with another great time-saving feature: the Feedback master.
To access it, simply go to the View tab on the Storyline ribbon and click the Feedback Master button. If you hover over the slides displayed in the column on the left side of the Feedback master screen you’ll see the name of the slide, as well as how many times that Feedback master slide is used in your project.
You’ll notice the very top slide is larger; whatever you add to this slide is added to all the slides beneath it as well. You’ll notice there are slides named “Correct,” “Incorrect,” and “Try Again.”
If you’re going to delete a master slide, it’s a good idea to make sure that there are zero slides using the master in your project, or else you will have some slides that might look funky. When you’re done working with the Feedback Master, click the Close Feedback Master button on the ribbon.
Create Custom Feedback Layers
When you insert a quizzing slide or a Freeform slide in Storyline, you’ll notice that you automatically have a Correct and an Incorrect layer that are created for you. By default, these will look however you set them up in the Feedback Master. You can make some edits directly on the layer itself, or you can open up the Feedback Master to make changes there.
Looking for completely customized feedback layers? Easy! You can delete the layers that were automatically created and create your own unique feedback layers. You can make them look absolutely any way you want, so they fit your course perfectly.
Here are some links to related topics you might be interested in!
- Article: 5 Tips for Providing Effective and Meaningful Feedback in Your Training
- Tutorial: Using Feedback Masters
- Tutorial: Working with Feedback Layers
So there you have it—three super simple ways to edit the feedback in your Storyline quizzes. Do you have any tips or tricks of your own for working with Feedback? We’d love to hear about it in the comments. Want to try something you learned here but don't have Articulate software? Download a free trial, and come back to E-learning Heroes regularly for more helpful advice on everything related to e-learning.