8 Replies Latest reply on Jul 5, 2009 5:08 AM by decpariem

    Quiz Template Guru Needed: 1) Target Symbols from Drag&Drop questions persist on subsequent questions!??

    stevenjs
      I've been finding some anomalies when testing the movie, for instance the question regarding the BA degree keeps telling me the answer marked correct in the Component Inspector (# 6 American Urban) is incorrect; other times it seems one question contains part of another question's graphics, though I have scrupulously made sure there is no overlap frame by frame.

      I need someone with experience in quiz templates to go through this until you find anomalies like those mentioned above, and let me know if you have any idea what's causing them.

      You can download the .fla at http://mywebniche.com/test/FrontDeskTest.zip

      The test can be seen at http://mywebniche.com/test/FrontDeskTest1.html

      [Note: The Name Field's actionscript is also not working. When you enter your name on the first frame, it should appear on the results page -- doesn't. Any idea what's wrong there?]

      This is a real project and I really need help getting it bug free.

      Thanks.
        • 1. Quiz Template Guru Needed: 1) Target Symbols from Drag&Drop questions persist on subsequent questions!??
          stevenjs Level 1
          update: new version of zipped .fla posted.

          FYI, I tried saving the test under a different name, then deleted all but the drag & drop questions. None of the drag and drop answers persist into other questions.

          I would hesitantly conclude the problem is not with the drag & drop questions themselves.

          P l e a s e don't tell me this is just some Flash bug!!!
          • 2. Quiz Template Guru Needed: 1) Target Symbols from Drag&Drop questions persist on subsequent questions!??
            stevenjs Level 1
            I've narrowed the problem down to this:

            When I choose to display fewer than all the questions and randomize, which is what I need to do, the target symbols of any drag & drop question that may appear persist across other questions in the quiz.

            I'm reposting an updated .fla zip at the same url as given before.
            • 3. Quiz Template Guru Needed: 1) Target Symbols from Drag&Drop questions persist on subsequent questions!??
              stevenjs Level 1
              I just tried moving all the drag & drop frames to the end and stops on the frames, no luck with that. At least the only anomaly seems to be the dragged to targets persisting. In those drag & drops with only two targets that are dragged to out of a possible eight, only the two targets that are dragged to persist. In those that have four drags to four targets, all four dragged to targets persist.

              I've tried looking for bug reports at Macromedia, did not find any mention.

              Please do take a look.
              • 4. Re: Quiz Template Guru Needed: 1) Target Symbols from Drag&Drop questions persist on subsequent questions!??
                stevenjs Level 1
                I realize the quiz components are not a hot, main stream item in the Flash repertoire, but does no one out there care about this apparent Flash bug?
                • 5. Quiz Template Guru Needed: 1) Target Symbols from Drag&Drop questions persist on subsequent questions!??
                  stevenjs Level 1
                  Okay, no takers on this one (chickens! ;-)

                  Here you have a chance to improve on a flawed Flash Component created by Macromedia itself, and bask in the glory of showing them up for all the world to see, but no that's okay, just ignore this Flash bug. I'll try to ake it up with them directly and they can have all the glory. ;-)

                  Please look for the next question in this series.
                  • 6. Re: Quiz Template Guru Needed: 1) Target Symbols from Drag&Drop questions persist on subsequent questions!??
                    thejoyful1
                    Hi steven,
                    I hear your pain... I have the same problem with the persistent drag and drop in the quiz template. I've searched everywhere and I find no answer :(
                    For now I'm just breaking up my quizzes to make them smaller and not randomize (this is not what I needed) but it seems to be the only way it would work.
                    If you find a solution, don't forget to share it with the few of us who made the mistake of relying on the flash quiz template.
                    • 7. Re: Quiz Template Guru Needed: 1) Target Symbols from Drag&Drop questions persist on subsequent questions!??
                      stevenjs41
                      I have the solution. It is a bug in Flash for which I got them to find a workaround.

                      If you ask me they don't spend nearly enought time/energy on Flash in education, particularly the quizzes, which have so many limitations and are lacking so many obviously needed features.

                      I'll post their workaround below, but I want you, and all who read it to contact their feedback/wishlist for Flash and complain about their Quizzes getting short shrift. Features badly needed are:

                      - Ability to randomize AND require certain questions to always appear.
                      - options to enter name and have it appear on Results Page along with date and number of times the quiz has been re-taken.
                      - the ability to have multiple true/false questions
                      - better documentation on how to customize the template graphics and how to use original graphics
                      - fix the drag & drop component permanently -- this is arguably the most useful question format of them all !
                      - ability to save customized components -- as component templates
                      - anything else you can think of that I haven't included here ;-)

                      Here's the fix:

                      1) in your movie, locate an instance of the Drag and Drop Interaction component and select it.
                      2) Select Edit Symbols from the file menu (Edit > Edit Symbols) to edit the symbol
                      3) The middle layer should be the Actions Layer.  Select frame 1 in that Actions layer and open the Actions panel
                      4) Scroll to the bottom of the script and find the this.onUnload function located there.
                      5) Use your mouse and highlight the contents of that function, not including the function name, and copy it.  You should have copied the following script:

                       var clearLast = _parent.SessionArray[_parent.session].drag_objects;
                       var len = clearLast.length;
                       for(var i=0; i<len; i++){
                        _parent[clearLast ].removeMovieClip();
                       }

                      6) Return to the very top of the script and paste a copy of this script there prior to the comment stating:

                      /*--------------VERSION CONTROL INFORMATION----------------------
                      Note: You may need to make some room for the new script.

                      What this should do is ensure that the unload script is called immediately upon the loading of a new drag and drop interaction component clearing any prior objects used in the one before it.  This was not happening appropriately before which is what was causing those dragged objects to remain on the screen.
                      • 8. Re: Quiz Template Guru Needed: 1) Target Symbols from Drag&amp;Drop questions persist on subsequent questions!??
                        decpariem Level 1

                        Mmm. This doesn't seem to work for three drag and drop interactions in a random quiz template(1o questions to ask).

                        one particular interaction persists. i tried adding the components interactions but nothing.script in all the