Set general quiz preferences

  1. Select Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Adobe Captivate > Preferences (Mac OS).

  2. In the Preferences dialog box, select Settings from the Quiz menu.

  3. Enter information in the following fields:

  4. Name Enter a name for your quiz. In a project with more than one quiz, naming helps identify a quiz easily.

    Required Select one of the following options from the menu:

    Optional – The User Can Skip This Quiz Allows users to skip the quiz and move on with the project.

    Required – The User Must Take The Quiz To Continue The project moves to the next slide only after the user has moved through all the question slides.

    Pass Required – The User Must Pass This Quiz To Continue The project moves to the next slide only after the user has scored the required points in the quiz.

    Answer All – The User Must Answer Every Question To Continue The project moves to the next slide only after the user has answered all the question slides.  

    Objective ID The ID of the quiz to which the question slide belongs. In a master quiz containing multiple quizzes, an objective ID helps identify the quiz to which the question belongs.

    Interaction ID Prefix Every action that the user performs on a question slide is assigned a unique interaction ID. For example, when the user attempts a question incorrectly the first time, and gets it right the next time round, Adobe Captivate generates two interaction IDs. Use this field if you want to customize the generated interaction IDs by prefixing them with the assigned characters.

    Shuffle Answers For question slides with multiple answers, the answers are shuffled when the user attempts the same question slide the next time.

    Submit All Enable this option to let users review and modify answered questions and submit all questions simultaneously. For more information, see Submitting all answers simultaneously.

    Branch Aware Use this option to calculate the final score based only on the questions in the ‘branch’ that users have viewed. For example, consider that a project contains a quiz that branches into two modules that in turn contain a quiz each. If a user reaches the module with three questions and 10 points each, the total score is considered as 30 points.

    If this option is not enabled, the scores are calculated on the total number of questions in the project and not the module that users actually viewed.

Note:

Pretests are branch-aware by default

Show Progress Select this option to show users which question number they are currently working on within the quiz. For more information, see Set progress indicator preferences.

Allow Backward Movement The user can visit the slides that were attempted previously.

Show Score At End Of Quiz Lets users view their score at the end of the quiz. You can customize the message that appears when the user passes or fails the quiz. Click Quiz Result Messages to customize the messages. You can also customize the options that you want displayed on the score slide.

Pass Message Customize the text that must be displayed when the user passes the quiz. Alternatively, you can disable this option if you do not want to display a message to the user.

Fail Message Customize the text that must be displayed when the user fails the quiz. Alternatively, you can disable this option if you do not want to display a message to the user.

E-mail Button Text Specifies the text for the E-mail button. Users can click the button to send an e-mail message to an address you specify.

Display Score Displays the user’s score on the Results slide.

Display Maximum Possible Score The maximum score possible if all questions were answered correctly.

Display Number of Correct Questions The number of questions the user answered correctly.

Display Total Number of Questions The number of questions the user answered.

Display Accuracy The user’s score as a percentage.

Display Number Of Quiz Attempts The number of user attempts.

Allow User To Review Quiz Users can review a quiz after they have completed attempting it and the score has been displayed. This option allows users to find out questions they answered incorrectly, and their correct answers. You can customize the messages provided in the feedback. Click Question Review Messages to customize the feedback messages:

Incomplete For incomplete answers.

Correct For correct answers.

Partial Correct For partially correct answers.

Incorrect The answer entered by the user, and the correct answer.

Hide Playbar in Quiz Select this option to hide the playbar on the question and result slides.

Note:

Playbar is never displayed for pretest questions.

Quiz reviews

When users review the quiz after attempting to answer it, Adobe Captivate provides feedback graphically through images.

Image/Message

Meaning

Displayed in Question Type...

Question is answered incorrectly

All

Question is answered correctly

All

Answer to the question is partially correct

Multiple choice questions, if partial score is enabled.

For example, if two choices are correct answers for the question and user selects one of them.

You did not answer this question completely

(Default message specified in Preferences > Quiz > Settings > Question Review Messages)

Question is skipped

Any type of ‘graded’ question skipped by the user.

Skipped answers

Matching question, Sequence question, Multiple choice questions, Fill in the blank questions with multiple answers

For example, when a user does not select an option in the combo box of a matching question.

Correct answer

All

List of correct answers

Matching question, Sequence question, Fill in the blank questions

For example, when users answer a sequence question incorrectly, the sticky icon provides the correct sequence of answers.

Correct answer (in a hotspot question)

Hotspot question

Incorrect answer

All

Incorrect answer (in a hotspot question)

Hotspot question

This icon is displayed on all the wrong clicks by the user in a hotspot question.

These images are in the <installation folder>/Gallery/Quiz/QuizReviewAssets folder. You can replace the images (PNG, FLA, and SWF files) with custom images. However, ensure that you maintain the same size as the default ones for best results.

Set pass or fail preferences

You can set the minimum score required to pass a quiz. You can also define the action that should take place after the user passes or fails a test.

  1. Select Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Adobe Captivate > Preferences (Mac OS).

  2. In the Preferences dialog box, select Pass or Fail from the Quiz menu.

  3. In the Pass /Fail options, do one of the following:

    • Set the minimum percentage that the user must score to pass the quiz.

    • Set the minimum points that the user must score to pass the quiz.

  4. To decide the course of the project after the user passes a quiz, select an action in the If Passing Grade section.

    Continue

    The movie moves to the next defined action.

    Go To Previous Slide

    The previous slide is displayed to the user.

    Go To Next Slide

    The movie moves to the next slide.

    Go To Last Visited Slide

    Similar to a back button. The movie moves to the previously viewed slide.

    Return To Quiz

    Takes users back to

    • The last attempted question slide if users answered it incorrectly or skipped the question.

    • The question after the last attempted question slide if users answered the question correctly.

    Jump To Slide

    The movie moves to the specified slide.

    Open URL Or File

    A web browser opens with the specified web page if the user has internet connectivity. Alternatively, you could open a specified file for the user.

    Open Other Project

    Opens the specified Adobe Captivate project.

    Send E-mail To

    A draft of the default e-mail editor opens with the e-mail address specified in the To field.

    Execute JavaScript

    Adobe Captivate runs the specified JavaScript.

    Execute Advanced Action

    Adobe Captivate runs the script written using the application.

    Show

    When the user performs the required action on the object, the specified hidden object is made visible

    Hide

    When the user performs the required action on the object, the specified object is hidden from the user.

    Enable

    When the user performs the required action on the object, it activates another object in the project.

    Disable

    When the user performs the required action on the object, it disables another object in the project.

    Assign

    When the user performs the required action on the object, the value of the specified variable is set inside the text caption.

    Increment

    When the user performs the required action on the object, the value of the specified variable is incremented accordingly.

    Decrement

    When the user performs the required action on the object, the value of the specified variable is decremented accordingly.

    Multiple Actions

    When the user performs the required action on the object, multiple actions are performed in the order specified by the user.

    Apply Effect

    When the user performs the required action, the effect associated is applied.

    No Action

    Nothing happens when the user exits the slide.

  5. To decide the course of the project after the user fails a quiz, select an action in the If Failing Grade section. The actions are similar to those in the If Passing Grade section.

Specify messages and button labels

  1. Select Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Adobe Captivate > Preferences (Mac OS).

  2. In the Preferences dialog box, select Default Labels from the Quiz menu.

  3. Change the default labels and style for the Submit, Submit All, Clear, Skip, and Back buttons in the Default Question Button Labels section. The four buttons are displayed on any question slide unless you have disabled them in the Property Inspector of that slide.

    To create a new style for the labels, click Create New Style. See Object style for more information.

  4. Specify the text and the style to be used for the following:

    Correct Message Appears when the user provides a correct answer.

    Incorrect Message DEFINITION

    Retry Message DEFINITION

    Incomplete Message Appears when the user does not provide the complete answer to the question.

    Timeout Message Appears when the user does not answer the question in the specified time. You can set the time using the Property Inspector of the question slide.

    Partial Correct Message Appears when users select an answer that is partially correct in case of multiple choice questions.

     

     

Set progress indicator preferences

The progress bar displays the user’s progress through the questions.

To set preferences for progress indicator,

  1. Select Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Adobe Captivate > Preferences (Mac OS).

  2. In the Preferences dialog box, select Quiz > Settings.

  3. In the Settings section, select Show Progress.

  4. Specify a progress type. This decides how the progress bar displays the user’s progress through the questions.

    • Relative Progress lists the current question and the total number of questions (for example, “Question 3 out of 10”).

    • Absolute Progress lists just the question number (for example, “Question 3”).

    Note:

    In branched quizzes, the branching path can be indefinite. For example, if users click button A, then they go to branch 1 else branch 2. In such cases, Adobe Captivate omits the total number of questions even if Relative Progress is selected.

Setting properties

Select the progress indicator on stage and then specify the properties in the Property Inspector.

Style

Select a style for the progress indicator. To define a new style, select Edit > Object Style Manager. For more information on object styles, see Content reference to: Object style.

Character

Specify the options to customize the appearance of the text for your progress bar.

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