I have written a custom quiz with partial scoring and, in order to report answers, I am using the Master Widget. (Huge thanks to Lilybiri and Infosemantics for all of the guidance I have found in blogs and e-learning classes!)
In summary, the quiz is composed of 2 questions with 4 possible answers each. Each of the 4 answers have a different score attached to it (i.e. answer a = 4 points; answer b = 3 points; answer c = 2 points; answer d = 1 point). On each question slide I have added a Master Widget (using the variable representing the points the student received as a slave object). I want the quiz to report the score for each question. After the student has answered both question slides, they continue to a "Results" slide. Here they view the total of their scores and get feedback on if their total is to high, too low, or in-line. On the results page I have used the Master Widget to report the total score to the quiz.
I have uploaded this quiz as a SCORM package to both Moodle 2.3 and Blackboard 9 (we are trialing different LMS systems). The quiz runs great in each LMS but when I try to access a report, I don't get any results: no report of the points received for each quiz item and no score total. In fact, in Blackboard I get a blank page:
In Moodle, I get:
Here is what my quiz preferences look like:
I am really stuck. I realize there are a lot of components to this process and I really need some help to find out where the problem lies.
Thank you for your time and help!!!
Bray, try changing Report to LMS to percent instead of Score.
Also, it sounds a bit like you may be inadvertently overloading the scoring by having Master widgets report the same score to the quiz more than once.
Do the ath to make sure your final score does not exceed 100, either as a score or as percent. Some LMSs will freak out if they see a SCO with a score greater than 100. That may be wat is happening here. If you insert a normal quiz results slide at the end of your course module, what percentage does it show when you test it locally from your ard drive?
Thank you so much for your reply!
I changed Report to LMS to percent. The good news: a percentage was reported to the LMS! The bad news: it was a random percentage. I added a normal quiz results slide to the end of my course module and, when the maximum final score was chosen (8 points),the percentage was 67%. This was the same percentage reported to the LMS.
Also, my custom results page does always arrive at the correct total (although, as you know, it's not being reported to the LMS). But, the normal quiz results slide has no information (aside from the number of attempts) which is accurate: the number of questions is wrong, the maximum score is wrong, etc. Is this significant? Or is this normal given that I custom built the quiz?
I do think I have made some mistake in the building of this quiz, I just can't figure out what it is..
Yes the figures shown on the Quiz Results slide are important because they indicate some of your widgets or other interactive objects are not being reported to the 'official' quiz score.
You need to go back and check the objects that you want to be included in the score. The 67% score reported by the quiz on the quiz results slide probably means that Captivate thinks you only have three objects reporting to the quiz and only two of those (two thirds or 67% in round figures) were successful.
You mentioned before that you have three Master widgets in this project. How many of them are set to report to the quiz? To test whether they're all reporting success, turn on Success and Failure captions for these widgets and then run through your interaction.
When using Slave Variables with the Master widgets for partial scoring, don't forget that although the Master widgets might count these variables as being interactive objects, Captivate does not.
Although the Master widget is VERY powerful, it also tends to mess with people's minds because there are just SO many ways you can configure it. If using partial scoring, check whether or not you have the option set to over-ride the widgets own assigned score with the total points score from the slave objects. If you use this option, you need to make sure that at no time can the over-ridden score fall outside the 0-100% range that SCORM-compliant LMSs will accept.
OK....your comments are really helpful and I think I need to do some major re-designing of my quiz. I have been going back over Tristan's e-learning presentation wtih Adobe Online Events. I don't want to waste more of your time right now...but I will reply back to this discussion in a few days once I (hopefully) more thoroughly understand what I am doing. By Monday I must get this sorted out
I started over and now have a quiz that is working!!! I used the Check Boxes Enhanced with the Master Widget and my sum is being reported to the quiz. Thanks so much for your help! Of course, now I have another question about having an advanced action start upon success of the Interactive Master Widget. But, I started a new discussion: "Advanced Actions and Interactive Master Widget (Cap. 5.5)"
Thanks again Rod,