To add more answer choices, edit the number adjacent to Answers in the General accordion of the Quiz Properties panel (Window > Quiz Properties).
If the question has more than one correct answer, click Multiple Answers in the Quiz Properties panel.
Select Shuffle Answers (Quiz Properties panel) if you want the choices to appear in a different order each time the user returns to this question.
Select Partial Score to assign partial scores to answers. Then, select the answer item, and specify the points you want to award in the Advanced Answer Option in Property Inspector.
You cannot set partial scores for multiple choice questions in question pools. For information on question pools, see Random question slides.
In Column 1, click the placeholder text ‘type the item here’. You see that a drop down list appears adjacent to the placeholder text. This list helps you specify the correct match for your questions. When your users answer the question, the answer is validated against the correct answer you specify in this list.
Hotspot slides contain areas that the user must identify. For example, you can ask the user to identify company products from images displayed on the slide.
Answers to hotspot questions are correct if all the correct hotspots are clicked and none of the incorrect hotspots are clicked.
In the General accordion:
If clicking the hotspot is to be marked as a correct answer, (in the General area of Property Inspector).
The border color isn’t displayed if the frame width is set to zero.
- Enter a number or use the slider to set the thickness of the hotspot border.
- To change the default, use the Fill option.
The fill color isn’t displayed if the alpha is set to 0%. In the Color menu, specify a value for alpha. An alpha value of 0% creates an invisible (or transparent) fill; an alpha value of 100% creates an opaque fill.
A sequence slide provides a list of items to be arranged in the correct order. For example, you can display a list of Polish kings and ask the user to arrange them chronologically.
A rating scale slide displays a statement to which users specify their level of agreement. For example, you can add the statement, “I learned valuable information from this presentation” and give the user a range of responses to choose from: disagree, somewhat disagree, am neutral, somewhat agree, or agree.
Rating scale questions are not graded and have no right or wrong answers. You can’t assign a point value or create branching on the basis of correctness. You can, however, decide what happens after the user completes the rating scale, such as continuing to the next slide, opening another project, or displaying a URL
You can insert question widgets created as SWF files in Flash into Adobe Captivate. Developers creating the question widget in Flash must use a template code for efficient integration of the question widget into Adobe Captivate. For more information, see Create question widgets.
Select Insert > Widget.
In the Open dialog box, select the question widget that you want to insert.
In the Widget Question dialog box, do the following:
In the Name field, enter a name for the widget.
In the Question field, enter the question.
Assign the points that should be awarded to the user who answers the question correctly.
Follow the instructions in the Widget Parameters section to create the question.
Toggle between Survey and Graded options using the Type list.
(If type is Graded) Edit the number adjacent to Points (1 t0 100) to specify the score a user gets by answering a question correctly.
To award negative points to wrong answers, specify the required points as Penalty. Do not include the minus sign while specifying this value. The variable, cpQuizInfoNegativepointsOnCurrentQuestionSlide, helps you know if a question is configured for negative points.
Specify the style for numbering the answer choices in the Numbering list.
Resets the slide to the initial view. It allows the user to start answering the questions on a slide by clearing the entered answers.
Displays a caption that lets users know that they did not complete the question when they click Skip.
Displays a caption to let users know that they have answered the question partially correct. This option appears only in multiple choice question slides for which partial score is enabled.
In the Reporting area, specify whether you want the answers to be reported along with other parameters chosen in quiz preferences (Edit > Preferences > Quiz > Reporting).
Also, specify an Interaction ID. For more information, see Reporting options.
In the Action area of Quiz Properties panel, select the action that should take place after the user provides the correct answer from the On Success menu:
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.
Send e-mail to
A draft of the default e-mail editor opens with the e-mail address specified in the To field.
Adobe Captivate plays the specified audio when the users provide correct answers to the questions. The audio plays until users click another interactive object, or navigate away from the slide. If users do not interact, the audio plays only for the duration of the specified audio file and does not loop.
Stop Triggered Audio
Adobe Captivate stops the latest audio that was triggered by the Play Audio action.
When the user performs the required action on the object, the specified hidden object is made visible
When the user performs the required action on the object, the specified object is hidden from the user.
When the user performs the required action on the object, the value of the specified variable set inside the text caption.
When the user performs the required action on the object, the value of the specified variable is incremented accordingly.
When the user performs the required action on the object, the value of the specified variable is decremented accordingly.
When the user performs the required action on the object, multiple actions are performed in the order specified by the user.
On stage, select the Correct Caption and then replace the dummy text with a caption to display when the user supplies a correct answer.
In the Options area of the Quiz Properties, uncheck Correct (in the Captions section) to provide no feedback for a correct answer.
Select the number of times the user can attempt the question. After this number of attempts, the action you select from the Action pop-up menu occurs.
Specify the number of attempts for which the incorrect message is displayed. For example, if the level is set to 2, the error message is displayed for the first two attempts.
Display a message when the user supplies an incorrect answer but there are remaining attempts available. This option is disabled if failure levels have been set.
Show Incomplete Message
Select Incomplete to display a message (for example, “Please select an answer before continuing.”) when the user doesn’t supply an answer. This option is disabled if you have chosen the Drag Drop option. On stage, edit the dummy text to specify the appropriate message.
Show Timeout Message
Select Timeout Caption to display a timeout message when the user fails to answer the question in the specified time. On stage, edit the dummy text to specify the appropriate message.
Interactive details like interaction ID, objective ID, and interaction type are not sent to the learning management system (LMS) if this option is not selected. However, details of the quiz, such as the total score, result, and quiz state, are still sent to the LMS.
If you want the Adobe Captivate project (SWF file) to send tracking information to your LMS, enter the interaction ID specified by your LMS.
Although you can provide a name, the answer area is not available in Advanced Actions.
Select a style for the answer area. To define a new style, select Edit > Object Style Manager. For more information on object styles, see Object style.
Use this section to define the exact size or location of the answer area in terms of pixels. You can also specify the rotation of the answer area in this section.