I am having an issue controling sounds on a quiz slide, I would like to have an audio clip play when the quiz slide first loads and if the user selects an incorrect response then play an audio clip and if they select a correct response play another clip. The problem is that when the user makes a selection the audio clip plays and the original clip on the timeline plays as well so you get two audio clips playing at once.
I did notice there was some talk regarding assigning audio clips to tranparent objects and hiding and showing them, is there any way that on slide load I could show one transparent object that plays the main timelines audio clip and on success or failure hide the timeline audio object and show another object that has the success and failure audio clips attached?
If so, how would I go about acheiving this? I am using Captivate 5 by the way.
Certainly it's possible to place a hidden highlight box on stage with an audio file attached to begin playing when the slide starts, but that isn't going to really get you much advantage over just having the audio added to the slide itself. On non-quiz slides, when using interactive objects like buttons or click boxes, there's an option for these objects under Properties > Audio to Stop slide Audio When Clicked. But you don't have this option with the buttons (submit, clear, next, etc) on a quiz slide. This means your options on managing audio on quiz slides are somewhat more limited than on other slides.
Your idea of hiding the highlight box using the Success or Failure actions is a good one...except for the fact that Captivate only fires these actions AFTER the Success or Failure captions (where I'm assuming you've placed your Success.Failure audio) disappear on the second click.
I'm assuming that if this audio issue is a problem for you, then it must be due to the fact that the audio you want to play first on your quiz slide is more than a few seconds, and that the user can answer the question and trigger the Success or Failure audio responses before the slide audio has finished playing?
If this is the case, miight I suggest you think about placing an Information graphic of some kind on the slide and placing a rollover caption (with no text) or a rollover slidelet (with no content) over it. The idea here is that when the user gets to the question slide, they just mouse over the rollover object to hear the question audio. As soon as they move their mouse away from the object to answer the question, the audio will stop playing. So there's never any danger that you'd have both audio files playing at the same time unless they went back and moused over the Info object while the Success or Failure audio was still playing.
You cannot add a rollover slidelet to a question slide. IMO those slidelet are kind of hybrids, mixed non-interactive and interactive (because of the events), bizarre...
Fully agree with your suggestion of using a rollover caption or image with audio clip attached. It is certainly the most easy way to achieve what the user wants.
Another idea would be to skip the first step in the submitting process (where the feedback captions appear) and only have the second step. It means that you'll have to create the feedback captions (with audio atttached) that you'll show with advanced actions. And those advanced actions can then hide the transparent object that is shown on entering the question slide. Worthwhile to create a small blog post about it? The issue is that you'll have to be aware that after this second step the playhead continues till the end of the slide, so either you have to insert a static button widget with pausing, or provide enough time after the Question slide's pausing point for the user.
Thanks for your help guys.
Lilybiri a blog post would be fantastic if you have the time as I am not quite following you. The audio feedback that initially plays on the quiz slide is quite long and the correct feedback audio clip is long as well, currently I have resorted to having the inital audio in an animation and the feedback audio attached to the correct feedback caption, this seems to make things a bit more manageable as I was also having issues going to the next slide (sometimes the slide would just pause based on when I clicked the next button).
I am having a similar issue with Quiz slides.
My audio clip is the question being read by a narrator (don't use the TTS at all).
The question is a multiple multi choice with 6 answers, all of which need to be ticked to get the answer right.
The slide audio reads the question then the 6 options, however, if the user answers the question faster than the narrator reads it, and submits the answer, then the audio for the correct/incorrect (which is attached to the correct/incorrect text captions) plays over the top of the question audio.
This then seems to cause the slide to crash and no progression can be made.
I'm doing further testing today but any thoughts would be welcome.
I ended up playing the question audio on the main slide timelime and then on success going to an exact duplicate of the slide only with the correct feedback audio playing on that slides timeline, not elegent but it works