Do you want to create an engaging eLearning course with lots of interactivities? Of course you do this with Lectora. As an eLearning developer, I think it is very important to know how important it is to test the learner’s knowledge as they go through the course. Well this can be possible with “Variables”.
I found “Variables” are a hot topic/feature in Lectora. Even for beginners, it is very easy to learn how to use them and you don’t need to be a programmer to create an engaging e-Learning course.
Before we begin, here is a little more information about “Variables”.
Variables are a way to remember information and they work as a storage device. Variables can only hold one piece of data at a time. In Lectora, we have an option of creating a variable and use it as “Text and Numeric” type by assigning its “initial value” either as text or numeric. You can also retain a variable value wherever you want in the course.
In this post, I would like to share “How to display a question feedback using variables” in Lectora.
1. Start a new title in Lectora with your own dimensions.
2. To add a question, go to “Test & Survey” tab and select any question type from the “Add a new question” option as shown in image below.
3. Now add a button to display the feedback. See the image below.
4. To add an “Action” to a button, go to “Properties” tab and then click on “Add Action” option. See the image below.
5. Double click on the action to display an “Alert” message when the learner clicks on a button. Here are the fields that you need to set to display a message.
Action: Display Message
Message: Display your own message in this field
Always (Click to edit action conditions): Select “question” variable (this will get
generate automatically whenever you create a question) under Variable field, select “Is Empty” under Relationship field.
See the images below for your reference.
6. Take a “new action” to display correct feedback when the learner selects a correct option. Set the properties as shown below.
7. Now take a “new action” to display incorrect feedback when the learner selects an incorrect option. Set the properties as shown below.
These 7 simple steps help you to display your own message for any question type in Lectora using a powerful feature called “Variables”.
I hope you have learnt something new out of my blog, please do share your comments.
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