Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Using remediation, part of Learning Captivate 8.
- Now that our quiz is created, let's go ahead and make our quiz a little bit more interactive for the learner. We're going to do several things in this video. First is, we're going to add some navigation to help the learner know that they're starting the quiz. Second, we're going to configure a results page for the learner, and third, we're going to add something known as remediation. Remediation will allow the user to jump back to various parts of the eLearning presentation, to get the information they're missing if they answer a question incorrectly. To get started, let's go ahead and navigate to the slide directly before our quiz.
This is slide number five. If you're just joining us, we're using the remediation Captivate file in chapter five folder of the exercise files. Now, before a learner starts the quiz, we want to help them understand that they're starting a quiz. And we're going to add a button to this slide that say, "Check Your Knowledge." Now, even without this button, the learners could advance to the first quiz slide simply by clicking the Next button in the eLearning navigation. But let's go ahead and make sure our learners aren't caught unaware that they're about to start a quiz. To do this, I'm going to come to Interactions, and I'm just going to select a regular button.
I'll take the button, drag it down to the bottom right-hand corner, using my hinting guides to line it up, and I'll just go ahead and make it a tiny bit bigger. In the right-hand side in the Properties panel, I'm going to come to the style section, and I'm going to change the caption from Button to Check Your Knowledge. The next step is to configure what we'd like our button to do. Under the Action section, I'm going to make sure that on success, it's going to go to the next slide. Now, the quiz question is the next slide, and that's all I need this button to do. The next thing we'll configure is the slide that's created when we create a quiz, which is the quiz results page.
Here, I can choose to have a variety of information displayed to the users once they finish the quiz. In the Properties panel, under the Quiz tab, I have the opportunity to turn on and off a variety of things to be displayed. Currently, the learner will see their score as well as their max score, if they took the quiz multiple times. We could also choose to show them the correct number of questions, total questions, their accuracy rate, or even the number of quiz attempt that they did. Now, I'm going to go ahead and select Quiz Attempts, and you'll notice that the text, as well as the variable, was added to the Quiz Results page. These text boxes are able to be moved around and can be configured and laid out exactly as you'd like them to be displayed to the learner when they finish their quiz.
Now, the reason I'm adding number of attempts is that this is an informal quiz. It's not necessarily about the score that the learner gets as they move through the training. But this is really an opportunity to help identify to the learner what they've learned and what they still need to learn. To help the learner with that, we're going to add something called Remediation. Remediation is going to allow the learner to jump back to a certain part of the eLearning presentation if they get one of the quiz question incorrect. Let's go ahead and scroll up to our multiple choice question. Here, the learners have been asked where they should go when they first arrive.
And the correct answer is, the HUB. But they may also choose to go straight to their dorm or to the main office. If the learner gets this incorrect, I'd like to take them back to slide number four, because slide number four has the information about where the learner's supposed to go when they first arrive. To do this, or to add this remediation to this particular question, it's a two-step process. The first process is to choose the action that should happen when a learner gets an answer incorrect. The next process is going to happen on the slide they're taken back to. And here, we need to create a way for the learner to jump back to the quiz once they found the correct information.
Down on the quiz slide, in the properties panel under the Quiz tab, let's go ahead and scroll down until we see the Actions area. Under the Actions area, we can choose the number of attempts, what failure message they see, as well as what should happen after their last attempt. As it currently stands, if they get the answer correct, they're just going to continue to the next slide. If they get the answer incorrect twice, they're still just going to continue to the next quiz question. What we'd like to do is to say that, on the last attempt, or after they've missed this question twice, we'd like them to jump to a slide.
And we're going to go and select the slide that has the information, which is slide number four. So at this point, we've set up the first half of our remediation. Let's go on and head over to slide number four to set up the other half. If the learner answers the question incorrect twice, they'll automatically be brought here, to slide number four. Now, in slide number four, we have a Next button. And if I select that Next button, under the Actions panel, on success, I can actually choose Return to Quiz. Now, the Return to Quiz action is a little bit unique. If the learner is just started the eLearning presentation and they get to this slide, and they've never gone to the quiz, then if they click this particular button, it's going to automatically take them on to the next slide.
Yet, once they've returned to this slide from the quiz, if they were to click the same Next button, that time, it would take them back to the quiz. The other way we can jump back to the quiz is to not use the button, but to use the slide itself. So if I didn't have a button on this slide, or if I wanted to leave this slide as Continue, I could then go to the Properties panel, select the Back under the slide, come down to Actions, and On Exit, I could choose Return to Quiz. Both of these options will work, and it really depends on whether or not you'd like a button on the slide to allow the learner to jump back to the quiz.
I'm going to go ahead and leave the page set to No Action On Exit. I'm going to click on the button, come back to the Actions panel, and I'm going to go ahead and select here, Return to Quiz. So at this point, we've set up remediation for the first question. Let's go ahead and preview the project to see how this works. I'm going to change this to the iPad view, just to make it a little bit easier to see. And let's go ahead and navigate through our training. I'll click the Start Training button. I'm just going to continue to the next slide. It's going to auto-continue for us. And here, we've got the slide that has the remediation set up.
If I click the Next button, we're going to see that it automatically advances to the next slide. Here, we can click the Check Your Knowledge button and start our quiz. Now, the first question, or the multiple choice answer, we have remediation set up on. So I'm going to go and select an incorrect option and click Submit. You'll see that my error message is popping up. I'm going to select another incorrect option, click Submit again. Once again, I'm getting the error message. So now, when the learner tries to navigate away from the slide, they're going to automatically jump back to slide number four.
Here, they can read slide number four, get the correct information. When they click the Next button, this time, it takes them right back to the multiple choice question. Here, they can now select the correct answer, hit Submit, and automatically move on to the next question in our quiz. Using remediation is a great way to make sure that the learners will always have the correct information as they move through a eLearning presentation. This may not be appropriate if you're trying to use your eLearning presentation for more formal types of assessments.
- Choosing a project layout
- Applying and changing themes
- Adding text, media, and shapes
- Inserting interactive elements and widgets
- Adding audio and video
- Adding closed captions to video
- Using responsive templates, text, and images
- Accessing elearning
- Creating software simulations
- Publishing a Captivate project