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Varying Scores Based on Number of Attempts: How to do it in Articulate Storyline

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Varying Scores Based on Number of Attempts: How to do it in Articulate Storyline

Articulate storyline is a rapid authoring tool which is used to create interactive eLearning courses and assessments. I would like to share the details of an interactive assessment; we have created using this tool, with you all.

Requirement: The client wanted the marks, scored by their learners, when they took the quiz, to be based on the number of attempts made to answer each question. Furthermore, the client wanted to restrict the number of attempts, made to answer each question, to two. When the learner selects the correct answer in his first attempt, he gets 20 points. If he selects the correct option in his second attempt, he should get 10. If he chooses the wrong option in both the cases his score should be zero.

To satisfy the above requirement here are the steps I followed:

Step 1: Insert a question slide with the number of attempts equal to 2.

Insert a question

When we set attempts to more than 1 we get a “try again” layer as shown in the figure.

Try again

Step 2: Now create a Boolean variable (“ta”) with default value “false”.

create a numeric variable

Also create a numeric variable (“score”) with default value “0”.

change the value of the Boolean variable

Step 3: Now change the value of the Boolean variable (“ta”) to “true” when the “try again” layer timeline starts.

Change value of the numeric variable

Step 4: Change value of the numeric variable (“score”). We have to change the value of the “score” in correct layer. So add the below two triggers.

Trigger 1: Add the value “20” to “score” when “correct” layer timeline starts and when the value of the Boolean variable “ta” is equal to “false”.

Add the value

The box highlighted in red color is the action and the violet is the condition.

Trigger2: Add the value “10” to “score” when “correct” layer timeline starts when the value of the Boolean variable “ta” is equal to “true”.

change the value of the Boolean variable

The box highlighted in red color is the action and the violet is the condition.

Step5: Now display the value of the numeric variable “score”. To display score place the variable “score” in between two “%” symbols as shown in figure.

Now display the value of the numeric variable

Follow step1 to step4 for all questions in your quiz and then add step5. Then publish your course and check your output.

The image shown below is the output of our file when user selects the correct answer in their first attempt.

output of our file

The image shown below is the output of the file when user selects correct answer in their second attempt.

output of our file

The image shown below is the output of our file when user doesn’t select the correct answer even in their second attempt.

output of our file when user doesn’t select the correct answer

In this way you can show variation in scores based on number of attempts. Have anything to say? Please do share!

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