Custom Multi-Choice Multi-Answer Question Slide

Making your multi-choice questions slides more engaging.

One of the things I dislike about captivate is the multi-choice choice question slides because they are not very attractive for the learner.  This is a solution I use that can be used with smart shapes and text or with smart shapes with images.  I use smart shapes for the buttons, feedback container and the controls.  I use a mix of advanced actions and builtin states and custom states to provide an indication of which button was selected and which feedback needs to be visible.  I have four states for the feedback (correct, incorrect, No answer selected and default). as follows:

Default Slide View

No Answer Selected

Incorrect Answer Selected

Correct Answer Selected

Review the Question and Answers Given

States for the Feedback

States for the Image Buttons

The slide has a reset question button to give the learner 3 chances to take the question.  It also has review slide where the answers selected are shown correct or incorrect.  I’ve also added a correct and incorrect audio file to the slide.

Its very simple to switch out the images and reuse the slide for other questions.  The scoring for the quiz in handled in a continue smart shape that adds to the quiz score if the user selects the correct 3 answers.

Download Multichoice_Answer_With_Images


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Quiz less responsive to clicking since change from SWF to HTML5.

Hi .. first time post from a very non techie person!

I have a Captivate course that ran well, until I had to switch from SWF to HTML5.  Then it became slow (which was resolved by switching from Scorm to TinCan) and the quiz has become very awkward … you click on a multiple choice answer and it doesn’t show your choice as being selected.  You then click on the selected multiple choice answer again and – because I’ve set the quiz up to have 2 attempts at each question – the second click moves the quiz on to the subsequent question, with that question unanswered …. and increasing the chances of failing the course!

Any ideas on what I can do to make the quiz more responsive to being clicked?  I didn’t have this issue in SWF.

Many thanks!

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Retake Course before Retake Quiz after first Failure


This short blog post is meant as an answer to a question posted today in the eLearning Community. Reason: it is not the first time I answered a similar question, will save me time when i can point to this post. This was the thread:

Situation was here a quiz preceded by content slides. The learner had two attempts on quiz level. After a first failure he should view the content slides again.  I will explain how to change the proposed solution if you have more than 2 attempts and want the watching of the content only to happen after a second (or later) failure.

Example movie

Watch this published short example: there is only one content slide after the title slide.  The quiz (3 questions) has two attempts. Make sure you fail on the first attempt, and you’ll be navigated back to the content slide before being able to start the second attempt:



To achieve this I used a single advanced action, triggered by the On Enter event of the score slide. That action will check the value of two Quizzing system variables (you can read about those, and download a free table from this article):

  1. cpQuizInfoAttempts: that variable will be incremented when the Retake button is pressed. After the first Quiz attempt, on entering the score slide it will have the value 1.
  2. cpQuizInfoPassFail: is a Boolean, with value = 0 if the learner has failed, and value = 1 if he has passed.

Look at the advanced action:

The condition requires that it is the first attempt and that the learner failed at that attempt. If that is the case, the navigation is to the first content slide (content slides are before the quiz). If it is the second attempt, Continue will have the score slide appear with the results. After the first attempt that score slide will not be shown.

This action can be edited. If the number of attempts is 3, and the navigation to the content slides has to happen only after the second failure, the condition has to be modified to:

IF cpQuizInfoAttempts is equal to 2 AND cpQuizInfoPassFail is equal to 0

In this situation the score slide will appear after the first failure, and the user will have to press the Retake button for the second attempt. If you are not in a Fluid Boxes project I would recommend to drag the Review button under the Retake button in that case. That will prevent that the learner clicks the Review button, which would cancel all future attempts on quiz level. For a Fluid Boxes responsive project however this is impossible because you cannot have two objects stacked in the same location.

BTW: you can also use this workflow for question slides inserted on hotspots in a 360° image or video, and in an interactive project which has question slides.

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Retake Course After Failing Quiz

In the course I’m building the user gets  two chances to take the final quiz.

If the user fails the second time, I want the user to watch the course and take the quiz again.

I’ve tried using the “jump to slide” option on the “if failing grade” condition to start course back on the first slide. The slides replay, but the course won’t advance to the quiz.

I’m using Captivate 2017.

Thanks in advance for your assistance

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Adobe Captivate – Final Quiz Question Remediation

In this video tutorial, I show you how you can set up remediation for your final quiz questions. Remediation in eLearning is when a learner has exhausted their attempts and is returned to the portion of the training where this knowledge or skill was originally taught. Once they’ve gained the knowledge they will have the opportunity to return to that spot in the quiz, make another attempt, and hopefully be successful.

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