Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up a quiz, part of Up and Running with Captivate 7.
If you're going to be adding a quiz to your project like we are, or maybe creating a project that is a quiz, there are certain settings and options you'll want to consider. For example, will users have to take the quiz, will they have to answer every question? Things like that can be set up ahead of time as we prepare for our quiz, and that's what we're going to do as we continue work with our new higher orientation project here. In the previous movie we set up a drag and drop interaction, and decided it too would be scored and included in the overall quiz results.
So we prepared that far, and if you skipped to this movie, and need to get caught up, you can go to the Chapter 6 folder of the Exercise files and open up KEOrientation0602. Next we're going to scroll down the film strip to slide 25. You'll notice it's a Quiz Decision slide. So, in this case our users can take the quiz and clicking this box will take them to the next slide or go back and review the content. The next slide you can see is going to be our first question. So that's prepared.
What about those settings? Let's go up to the Quiz menu to investigate. After you click quiz, click quiz preferences from the menu, and you'll notice the quiz category over here under our captivate preferences is selected with reporting showing up. We're going to save that for later on when we talk about enabling our quizzes for reported in an LMS, our Learning Management System. Scoring compliance, et cetera. We'll save that for later and go right to the settings. Now, from here we can give our quiz a name.
Instead of just quiz, let's call it New Hire, so it's distinguishable. Alright, do people need to take this or is it optional? The user can skip this quiz is the default. Click the drop-down if you want to make it required. Or maybe they have to pass before they can continue. Or maybe they simply have to answer every question before they can continue. Let's do that one. The objective ID is going to be assigned for you, but you could be given one by your LMS administrator. For example, you just click over that, type whatever you're given, and that would be the objective ID.
I'm going to leave the default in there for now, and go to the interaction ID prefix. If you're going to have multiple quizzes, maybe there will be New Hire Orientation quizzes for volunteers, for sales people, etcetera. We would group them all together with a prefix. Let's type in NH for new hire. That will appear in front of every quiz now stored in our LMS. A little further down, you'll notice some options like Shuffling Answers. I like that option. Think about a multiple-choice questions, for example, where you might have four or five choices.
The next time you take that quiz, the order will be different if we turn this on. And it also helps to cut down on cheating. I can't tell someone the order and where I think the right answer is, for example. So, let's turn that on. We click once to select the box. Click again, you'll see this message asking if you want answer shuffling turned on for all applicable question types, so not just multiple choice. I like that. I'll click Yes. Alright, Submit All. We're going to skip over the Submit All check box, it is where we get to choose the messages, if people miss questions or try to continue without completing all of the quiz.
We've already turned on that it's required, so we'll skip over Submit All for now and go directly to Branch Aware. If we make a quiz branch aware we can then pick and choose where users will go after making certain selections. If they answer a certain way they could jump to a different question. That's not going to happen in our quiz. It's not necessary so we can leave it turned off. Do we want our users to see their progress, which could be relative like, 75% of the way, 80% of the way, done or it could be absolute.
Maybe, they have answered two questions, three questions, et cetera. I am going to leave it at Relative and allow them to see that. Do I want them to be able to go back and make a change? If I allow backwards movement, there will be a Back button. If I turn that off, i will be hiding the Back button. So I'm going to choose Yes. Now, I'm going to go back and turn it on. There we go. Now, do we want a result slide at the end of the quiz? Do we want to show the score? If we choose this check box by clicking it, you'll see certain default messages.
Congratulations if they pass, Sorry if they fail, an Email button, text will have Send Email and then you can see all the options that will be included in the Results slide. And we can pick and choose which ones we want to turn on now or save that for later. For now, we'll just click OK to accept the defaults and allow the user to review the quizzes. Another option to consider should they be able to go back and see which ones they answered correctly. Which ones they got wrong. And, if so, you can adjust the review messages as well. By default, you'll see if they were incomplete.
If they answered correctly or incorrectly. Partially correct, et cetera. We'll leave the defaults as is but you can go in there and customize those if you want. The other thing to consider is the Play bar that appears at the bottom of our project, for Play, Pause, Back, Forward, Rewinding, et cetera. We can hide that during the quiz so it's fully interactive by clicking buttons and options on the slide. I like that. And, now let's go onto Pass or Fail. Here's where we set up the passing grade.
Maybe it's 60%. The default 80 showing up there. I'm going to type in 60. Make it a little bit easier. And then down below, if they get a passing grade. What happens? They continue or they could go to a specific slide. I'm going to choose, Go to next slide. We're going to have a Congratulation slide. So, let's just choose Go to next slide. If they fail, then what? How many attempts do they get, for example, could they try it again. By default, no, they only get one try. So then what would happen, you would have to choose an action.
Or you could give them a few tries. Or make it infinite. By doing that, you just get to keep taking it, and we can choose to show the Retake button on the project slides themselves. Alright, I like those options, let's click OK. We're going to use the default labels that appear, but know that you can come back here at any time if you wanted to change any of the messaging you see on your screen. Notice that the Quiz Results slide shows up right here in our project. And it appears after the only Question slide we have so far, that's why it's there.
It's at the end of the quiz, but not really. We haven't added all of our question types yet, and we can drag that down to the bottom of our project just by clicking and dragging to the bottom of the film strip. Until we reach close to the end here. There we go. It's not the actual end you can see we have our Results slide, so lets go right after the results. There we go. And then we'll see our conclusion at the end when they are done reviewing.
Right. So, we're all prepared for our quiz. The only thing missing are the questions and that's exactly what we're going to get into next.
Learn how to make a presentation from scratch or with built-in themes, import images and PowerPoint slides, and add interest with animation, widgets, and video. Plus add built-in smart learning interactions to your projects, which add more complex interactivity. You'll also discover how to prepare for and record a software simulation, synchronize video, add audio, and build quizzes into your project.
- What is Captivate 7?
- What's new in Captivate 7?
- Setting up preferences
- Creating a project from scratch
- Creating a project from PowerPoint
- Adding text, shapes, and images
- Using hyperlinks, widgets, and interactive elements
- Inserting smart learning interactions
- Recording a software simulation
- Setting up a quiz
- Using multiple choice, true/false, and input questions
- Publishing your project