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Adding a "next" button to advance to the next question in quiz

May 2, 2012 1:25 PM

HI, we have created a quiz. It works like this. Users answers a question, clicks submit, then gets an X or checkmark (correct/incorrect feedback). At this point, they must click anywhere to continue. I want a "next question" button to appear after the checkmark, so they can click the button to continue. is that possible? How? I don't like having to write the text "Click anywhere on the screen to go to the next question.

 

Thanks

 
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    May 2, 2012 2:11 PM   in reply to Itzelm

    Hello,

     

    Since you can click anywhere on the slide to continue, you could just add a 'dummy' button  (image of a button) to the slide, if the user clicks that, he clicks the slide and the second step will be executed  (Pass/Fail actions). Adapt the message about clicking the slide, and tell to click the button.

     

    Lilybiri

     
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    May 3, 2012 6:13 AM   in reply to Itzelm

    It is not a good idea to remove the skip button, because it doubles as Next button during review. Do you have the Clear button? If yes, drag the Skip button under the Clear button it is stacked lower. Once the user is in Review mode, the Clear button has disappeared and the Skip button - you can change its Text to Next - is again available because visible. When a button is under another button it loses its functionality, so the Skip will not be available during an attempt.

     

    Think you'd better have a look at my blog post about tweaking question slides:

     

    Question Question Slides in Captivate

     

    If you are willing to create your own feedback captions you could skip the first step (with the default Success/Failure captions) and insert a static button widget to appear when the feedback appears to pause the slide. If you are using CP5.5 you'll need to download this widget from another blog post:

     

    What I (dis)like in CP5.5

     

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    May 3, 2012 6:43 AM   in reply to Itzelm

    Now I'm puzzled really.

     

    I understood that you didn't allow Review, but those checkmarks only appear during Review AFAIK. In the two-step process on the question slide, a Failure/Success or Hint caption appears, no check mark. Are we talking about the same software ?

     

    In the first blog post I referred to I explained how to create your own feedback: you can use images, text captions etc... But you'll need to use advanced actions,


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    May 25, 2012 12:21 PM   in reply to Itzelm

    That is the biggest problem with advanced actions that do refer to objects: objects have a unique ID, so the text caption on the second question has another ID as the one on the first question slide, so you need a duplicate advanced action in which you edit the ID's. Since I started playing with advanced actions I have been begging to get rid of that 'unique ID' thing because it makes it so cumbersome, but at this moment that request has not enough support to make it high on the priority list of the engineers, so sorry.

     

    Sometimes keeping objects set for the rest of the project and hiding/showing them when necessary is a solution, because in that case the object keeps the same ID. However this is only possible for non-interactive objects.

     

    Another solution would be if we could create a statement by concatenation, using Show & variable  where the variable has an ID of an object as value. Another request (concatenation) that didn't get on the list either.

     

    My only tip is: try to think about a very consistent way of labeling objects, so that editing the multiple duplicate actions will be easier.

     

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    May 25, 2012 1:21 PM   in reply to Lilybiri

    Lilybiri,

     

    Your recommendation was very helpful so thank you.  Do you know if there's a way to put the 'Skip' button bellow the 'Submit' button?  My goal is that when a user takes the quiz, their only option is to 'Submit' and I want to put the 'Skip' button below the 'Submit' button so when users review the quiz, they will only see the 'Skip' button which I will change to say 'Next'. 

     

     

    Thank you in advance for your help.

     

    Natalie

     
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    May 25, 2012 2:08 PM   in reply to nkalas

    Hello,

     

    The Submit button is at the bottom of the stack, so the answer is No. See blog post: http://lilybiri.posterous.com/question-question-slides-in-captivate

     

    That is the reason I will always keep the Clear button (allows the user to clear his answer if necessary, not that bad) because you can hide the Skip button (that I will rename to Next button) under the Clear button. Since the Clear button disappears during Review, the Next/Skip button will be visible then.

     

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    May 25, 2012 2:14 PM   in reply to Lilybiri

    Thank you, that's what I figured!

     

    One more quiz question, I want my users to have 2 attempts at the quiz.  If they fail the first attempt, I want to force them to review the quiz as opposed to retaking the quiz right away.  Do you know if that is possible?  Thanks again!

     
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    May 25, 2012 2:17 PM   in reply to nkalas

    I just read your blog in more depth and don't think it's possible.  Am I correct?

     
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    May 26, 2012 2:16 AM   in reply to nkalas

    Indeed, that is the way the Captivate quiz is designed: when choosing Review, you'll lose all further attempts.

     

    If you want this functionality, please enter a feature request. Workaround is to create your own question slides.


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    May 29, 2012 8:52 AM   in reply to Lilybiri

    Thank you again.  I am going to experiment, but do you know if you can have custom slides with a question pool?

     
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    May 29, 2012 8:54 AM   in reply to nkalas

    No question pool with custom question slides,

     

    Lilybiri

     
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    May 29, 2012 9:35 AM   in reply to Lilybiri

    After a 50 question multiple choice test with a question pool, I want to force the users to review the quiz, regardless if they pass/fail.  After one review, do you know if I can remove the Review button and replace it with a 'continue' button.  Or after one review, can I have the quiz jump to another slide?

     

    Thank you for all of your help.

     
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    May 29, 2012 6:16 PM   in reply to nkalas

    Review Quiz button will not appear on the Quiz Results slide if the user passes the quiz, only if they have not yet passed.

     

    So you cannot currently force users to review the quiz if they pass. You could force the Review Quiz button to remain available only if you make it somewhat impossible for the user to score a full 100% on the quiz.  But even though this will mean the user still sees the Quiz Review button available, there's currently no way to trigger the Quiz Review itself unless the user obligingly clicks the button.

     
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    May 30, 2012 8:48 AM   in reply to RodWard

    Thank you for the suggestion.  I would just like to add that the Review Quiz button appears on the scoring page, regardless of the passing or failing (I am using Captivate 5.5).

     

    I figured out a portion of what I need.  Now I am wondering after a user takes the quiz and reviews it, is there a way to change the 'Review' button or have them jump to another slide?  I want them to review the quiz then move to another slide without having to open another project.  Do you know if there is a variable for this function?  Thanks, again!

     
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    May 30, 2012 6:59 PM   in reply to nkalas

    [Slaps forehead]...My apologies, you are correct.  It's the Retake Quiz button that disappears as soon as the user passes the quiz, not the Review Quiz button.  But it still requires the user to click this button in order to trigger the review.  You cannot (to my knowledge) trigger it automatically via Advanced Actions.

     

    You cannot change the Review Quiz button into something else. Just as you cannot change other buttons on the Quiz Results slide like Continue or Retake Quiz to perform different functions.  And neither can you add other interactive objects to the Quiz Results slide.

     

    You might be able to use custom variables and Conditional Advanced Actions to detect if the user has been to a specific slide a certain number of times (due to having reviewed the quiz) and then use this data to execute an action to navigate them somewhere else.  But there is so specific variable or standard action you can use for this.  You'll have to improvise.

     

    I've actually logged an enhancement request with Adobe to have system variables added that will tell you whether the user is currently retaking or reviewing a quiz.  But that may not get the not for inclusion in Captivate for some time (if at all).

     
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