Quiz feature in Adobe Captivate 2019

I have a review button for participant to check their answers (It is set to shuffle answers each take). Then I have a retake quiz button (up to 3 times). After review button is clicked and the questions are reviewed the Retake quiz button is missing. The quiz can not be retaken? Also I have Score, Max Score, Correct Questions, Total Questions, Accuracy % and Quiz attempts all checked. Only Score shows up?

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Quiz checkboxes cut off by answers

I inherited a course that I had to change the resolution to 1024 by 768 from 1440 by 1080. The conversion went smoothly except the quiz checkboxes are now partially cut off. I have tried removing the numbers but that didn’t work. Any ideas or workarounds would be appreciated. I hope that I don’t have to recreate the quiz!

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Quiz in Captivate 2019 is significantly slow. Submit button requires two clicks

Hello,

I’m working on quizzes with the 2019 version of Captivate, and I can’t help but notice it loads and advances thru slides significantly slower than regular projects.  The quizzes are multiple choice; After submitting the answer and receiving the correct/incorrect prompt, it can take up to 30 seconds or more to advance to the next slide on it’s own. Otherwise, the ‘Submit’ button has to be clicked a second time to advance. I’ve looked at the options for the button and don’t see any way to disable double clicking. How can I change this? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Custom, Accessible Quiz: Development Highlights

I recently posted a showcase – a Custom, Accessible Quiz. This was a shorter, rewritten and rebranded version of a fully customized, yet accessible quiz I created for a client.
In this article I want to share some highlights of the development process. If you haven’t tried it already, it will help to understand the rest of this article if you try out the quiz before reading further. It’s at: elearning.adobe.com/2019/01/custom-accessible-quiz.

Multiple Introductions

Multiple text for introductions overlaid on a single slide.

In the course, there are two possible scenarios in which a learner may start the quiz:

  • A first attempt;
  • Re-taking after a failed attempt.

For both scenarios, I used a single slide to communicate the introduction to the quiz. Structurally, this means that the quiz always starts from a single location. Through experience, I have learned that this simple decision will help to simplify any debugging that might be necessary later as it reduces the number of non-essential branches in the course.

Advanced action showing how cpQuizInfoAttempts is used to determine which text to display.

For both scenarios, I used a single slide to communicate the introduction to the quiz. Structurally, this means that the quiz always starts from a single location. Through experience, I have learned that this simple decision will help to simplify any debugging that might be necessary later as it reduces the number of non-essential branches in the course. To determine which scenario was in play, I used Captivate’s cpQuizInfoAttempts system variable to track whether the quiz had previously been attempted. cpQuizInfoAttempts reports the number of times a quiz has been attempted; If the quiz has not yet been taken, its default value is zero.

Learn more about Captivate’s system variables at: helpx.adobe.com/captivate/using/captivate-variables-list.html.

Custom Options

I created the custom options using Smart Shapes as buttons. Each option has only two states: Normal and Visited.

The highlighted True button for question 1 with its Smart Shape properties visible in the Property Inspector.

In terms of accessibility, this was perhaps one of the trickier areas of the quiz because unlike regular buttons, smart shapes are not automatically accessible. It was therefore necessary to add Accessibility Names to each state.

Quizzing Logic

The quiz contains only accessible question-types: true or false, multiple-choice (pick one, and select all that apply) and fill-in-the-blanks.
I created separate advanced actions to implement the logic for each of these question types, and then saved them as shared actions so that I could reuse the same advanced action for multiple questions containing similar objects.

A shared action
In each question, every option has an advanced action associated with it which defines the following:

  • The score to assign to the option – 10 for the correct answer, 0 otherwise (in most cases. Select all that apply works a little differently).
  • Any options that must be deselected once this specific option is selected (for true or false and pick one question types).
  • The specific variable that should be updated when at least one option has been selected –to indicate that it is time to enable the Submit button.

It’s also worth mentioning that every question slide also has an On Enter advanced action that resets all the options to their Normal state and clears the score from the Submit button before the slide is displayed –-if the quiz is being retaken.

A Little Branching

As I mentioned earlier, through experience, I have learned that it is generally best to limit branching to only when necessary to achieve pedagogical objectives i.e. when distinct structural paths need to be defined. This situation fits that definition in that after the learner has completed the quiz, they are automatically directed along one of two distinct paths:

  • Pass the quiz and go to the course conclusion;
  • Fail the quiz and go back to the beginning of the quiz (to retake it).

So, this was a perfect situation to implement a little branching by creating a conditional advanced action which determined where to direct the learner based on the outcome of the quiz. It did this by determining which Next button and message group to display to the learner on the Quiz results slide.

The Branching View showing the branches from the Test Results slide.

Similar to the introduction, I used On Enter to attach the advanced action to the slide. This is the branch you can see in the image.

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Captivate – Variable displaying on multiple pages

Hello,

I am a new user to Adobe Captivate 2017 Release 10.0.1.285.

I have inserted  a variable ($$cpQuizInfoStudentName$$) on a full-page certificate at the end of a Quiz. I need to also have a second wallet-size certificate with the same information but I want to enter it manually.

It appears that the variable from the first certificate is automatically entered on the next slide and I don’t know how to turn it off so that I can enter it manually.

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Branch aware quiz not working as expected.

Hello everyone,

Using Captivate 2019

Does a branch aware quiz only grade a single linear path through your course? I have eight branches jumping off of one slide. At the end of each branch I allow the user to: A ) Go to the quiz results slide B ) Jump back to the branching slide and do another branch. My project seems to only be grading the last branch that was went through and forgets about the first branch that was done.

Does this sound like something odd is happening or am I correct in thinking that you cannot go back and run a second branch?

Thank you,

Jim

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Returning to last visited page

Hi

Never send return data: If the box is unchecked, it returns the user inside a started quiz, to solve this issue we check the box, so the user will start from the beginning.  But users should be able to return to where they last visited in the course itself, how can this be solved?

CP2019

TIA

Robi

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