In this video, learn how to set up a quiz in Captivate to assess learning by viewing and changing quiz preferences for scoring, reporting, messaging, navigation, and options.
- [Narrator] So you've created your e-learning content, finished up your course here, and when learners go through this content you'll want to make sure that they're retaining that knowledge and fully understand what you're presenting to them. The best way to do that of course, is with an assessment or a quiz and that's what this chapter's all about. I'm going to add a quiz to our London Hotel project we've been building, 0502 if you're catching up. We left off on the last slide here. We do see a button to take the quiz. Should take them to the next slide.
Which, as you can see, there currently aren't any additional slides. And we have a "back button" to go back and review the contents before taking the quiz. So, before we start adding quiz slides, question slides, and different types of questions, we can set up the quiz preferences ahead of time which will save us doing it on each individual slide we create later on. It's the best practice to set up our preferences ahead of time so let's do that by going up to the "Quiz" menu and then selecting "Quiz Preferences".
Same as going to the "Captivate" preferences and navigating to the "quiz" category which has four subcategories. You can see "reporting" is the one that's highlighted. Now reporting's all about reporting the project to an LMS, a Learning Management System. If you do want to record your learner's scores and their personal information etc., in an LMS you would enable reporting for this project and go through all of the LMS options you see on this page. This is more informal though so we're not going to actually report to an LMS.
We'll de-select that checkbox and go directly to "settings". Now, from here you're going to see some defaults, like the name is simply "quiz". We can update that a little bit. How about "LH 101 Quiz"? "LH 101" is the title slide so that makes sense that we call the quiz by the same thing. Notice that we have a dropdown here. Is this an optional quiz or is it required? Click the dropdown to see some different options. With "optional", that means the user can skip through the quiz and not even answer a question.
"Required", they have to take the quiz to continue on. They might even need to pass to continue on. And, notice the "Answer All", the user must answer every question. That makes every individual question mandatory so you don't have to set it up when you create that slide. Let's go with "optional". Leave it as "optional". Again, it's informal. Really it's just for them to see if they understand the content they just went through. The objective ID is generated by captivate. You can add a prefix or have that generated as well.
This is information that's going to be reported to an LMS if you turned on reporting. So, it really doesn't matter so much to us. In this case, we'll leave it as is. Next, we see some settings that can be set up for each individual question slide or by doing it here, will become the new default so we don't have to do it on those slides. For example, shuffling answers. If our learners are going to be able to take the quiz multiple times, try it as many times as they want, it would help if the answers were listed differently each time they retook the quiz or "shuffle".
It's a little harder to cheat that way. So, let's turn that one on and click "yes" to confirm we want it for all applicable question types where we can shuffle answers. Do we want them to be able to clear their answers and try something different? By clicking the checkbox, we'll add a "clear" button where appropriate. Confirm by clicking "yes". Do you want them to go back or skip? Well, if it's optional, they can skip. If it's required, we wouldn't want this option, of course. Let's leave "back" and "skip" out of it. They'll still have the "play" bar if we let them so we don't need all of these buttons.
"Review Mode Navigation Buttons" we're going to leave on because we're going to let them go back and review their right and wrong answers. So, leave that checked. "Submit all" and "Branch Aware" are a little more advanced. If you're going to have a quiz that breaks off into different sections, for example, you want a quiz on just a part of the topic, you can set up branching and have "Branch Aware" turned on. But, we're not going to get into any of that in this simple, informal quiz. We do want them to see their progress, though. You can see by default it's relative.
That means if there are ten questions, they'll know that they're on question two of ten, three of ten, four of ten, and so on. If you don't need them to know the total number of questions, you just want them to know they're on question two, three, four, et cetera, you could choose "absolute". I'm going to leave "relative" selected. Do we want them to be able to go back through the quiz? We can allow backward movement if we have this checked off. The appropriate buttons will appear. Or turn it off if you only want them going forward and then retaking the quiz. Notice when we don't allow backward movement, the "back" button isn't even an option anymore.
And then down below, do we want to show the score at the end of the quiz, a result slide? Yeah, let's turn that one on and you can see there are "Quiz result messages". Click that button. You can see the defaults say "Congratulations you passed", "Sorry you failed". I'm going to add to this "Try again" because we're going to let them try as many times as they like. And then down below, information that appears on the result slide. You can see everything's checked off. We want them to know their score. You can see the maximum possible score. We don't need that.
How many questions they got right, how many total questions, it's up to you what you leave on or take off. Click "OK" when you're done. Now down at the very bottom we can hide the "play" bar in the quiz. That way they can't go back to slides and review content before answering the question. Let's do that. We'll hide it. And that's the quiz settings. Let's go to "Pass or Fail" now before we click "OK" to save those changes. Here's where you set up the passing grade. You can have it a percent or by points. Each question can be set to be worth X number of points.
You can have the total points passing number which isn't always favorable when working with an LMS whereas percentage will always work. So, let's leave it at percentage but I'm going to drop it down a little bit to 75. That's all they need to pass. Notice if it's a passing grade, they continue. But, there are other options like they could go back to the first slide using "Jump to slide" if you wanted to, a lot of different actions like exiting the entire project. So, I'm going to leave it at "Continue" to continue on. We might have another slide after, if not that's the end of the project.
If they fail, how many times can they try again? You can see the default's one attempt but we can click in there, take that out, and put any number we want or let them try as many times as they like by clicking "infinite attempts". If they are going to try again, we should probably show a "retake" button. Let's click that checkbox to include it. And now we'll go to "default labels". Here you are going to see "labels" and a preview down in the bottom left corner of what these look like when you go into the different boxes. You can see for example, when they get one of their questions wrong, it's going to show "incorrect- click anywhere to press Y to continue".
Or to retry, "try again". All of these are customizable. You can type in whatever you want, even use different languages if you wanted to. Just so you know, they're all here. These are the labels. Once we go through our quiz and you see these labels in action, you can come back here at anytime to make adjustments. And of course, when we click "OK", it's going to set up our quiz with a result slide that can be edited at any time as well. Go ahead, click "OK". Takes a moment and then you're presented with the quiz results.
And the quiz results slide is based on the options we just selected. For example, a "retake" button. And you see it kind of overlaps "continue". If you want it in the "fluid" box down below with the other buttons, just click and drag it. So, you see the blue shading in the background and release. Everything's lined up and sized equally. So, the quiz results slide is based on the preferences. It also appears near the top of our project by default. It should really be at the end. So, let's click and drag the thumbnail.
Drag it all the way down, past the last slide which was our quiz slide, and release and it's renumbered accordingly. Now, with this selected up here, just click on the left hand side on the thumbnail itself. You can see "properties" also show up here so we can choose to show or hide any of these. And there's a "quiz properties" as well so "quiz", "properties". Let's name this by selecting "properties" at the top. It doesn't have a name.
"Results slide" like so and press "Enter". And you can see options down below, when they're finished. They'll continue, that's based on our preferences. Again, any of these can be changed in the preferences or on individual slides such as the "question" slides we're about to start adding. In the next movie, we'll add one of the most popular question types, the multiple choice question.
- What is Captivate 2017?
- Touring the Captivate 2017 interface
- Building a project
- Using assets and interactions
- Adding animation
- Adding and programming buttons
- Adding audio and video
- Using voiceovers
- Elearning assessment basics
- Setting up a quiz
- Publishing your project