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Articulate Storyline: How to Use Negative Scores in E-learning Courses

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Articulate Storyline: How to Use Negative Scores in E-learning Courses

Assessments in e-learning courses are intended to test learners on the topic / content they have been trained. Scoring the learners makes the assessments more engaging. Based on the score of the learner, corresponding feedback will be displayed. In general, specified number of points will be assigned for a correct response and no score will be assigned for an incorrect response.

Do you know that we can assign negative scores for an incorrect response to a question in a quiz?

Articulate Storyline 2 has a new feature to assign negative scores based on the learner’s responses.

In this post, I would like to share how to use negative scores in e-learning courses.

Here are the steps.

Step 1: Click the insert tab and select the New Slide option. 

Step 1

Step 2: This opens a window with all available types of slides which you can insert into your course. We are creating an assessment, and hence, we need to select Graded or Freeform options under the Quizzing category.

Step 2

Step 3: Select an assessment type from the 9 available assessment types and the click Insert button.

Step 4: In the window opened, add your question text and choices. Make sure to select the correct option.

Step 4

Step 5: Under Points section, which is at the bottom of the window, you will find 10 (which is the default score for a correct answer). You can enter a score of your choice. You can even increase/decrease the score using a drop down (which is displayed by clicking on the score).

Step 5

In this way, you can assign negative scores to your assessments.

Note: You can modify the score or question content anytime by just clicking Form View on the top right corner of the slide.

Form View

Hope you find this post useful. Please do share if you have any other ideas.

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