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To add more answer choices, edit the options in the Quiz panel in the Property Inspector.
If the question has more than one correct answer, choose 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.
To specify the correct answer (s), click the radio button or the check boxes that correspond to the correct answer choices on stage.
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.
You cannot change the question type once the question is created. Delete the slide and create another question type slide.
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.
If clicking the hotspot is to be marked as a correct answer, (in the Properties panel of Property Inspector).
Click Correct Answer if the hotspot is to be marked as a correct answer when users click it.
Click Show Hand Cursor Over Hit Area to make the hand icon appear when the mouse is moved over the hotspot.
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 Adobe Animate CC 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.
1 Displays a caption that lets users know that their answer is correct or incorrect. 2 Displays a caption that lets users know that they did not complete the question when they click Skip. 3 Lets you specify a time limit by when the users have to answer the question. You can specify the time in seconds (maximum 1800 seconds). 4 Lets you display a message to users that the time allotted for the question has expired. 5 Resets the slide to the initial view. It allows the user to start answering the questions on a slide by clearing the entered answers. 6 Takes the user to the previously attempted question slide. 7 Allows the user to skip the question slide and move to the next slide.
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.
The Review area displays a preconfigured message to your users when they review the quiz using the Review Quiz button on the Quiz Results slide.
You can configure the message in quiz preferences (Edit > Preferences > Quiz > Settings > Question Review Messages).
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:
|Continue||The movie moves to the next defined action.|
|Go to the previous slide||The previous slide is displayed to the user.|
|Go to the next slide||The movie moves to the next slide.|
|Go to the slide last visited||Similar to a back button. The movie moves to the previously viewed slide.|
|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 another 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 Advanced Actions||Adobe Captivate runs the selected Advanced Action|
|Play Audio||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.|
|Assign||Set a value to a variable.|
|Increment||The value of the variable is incremented accordingly.|
|Decrement||The value of the variable is decremented accordingly.|
|Pause||Pauses the project until another action resumes the project.|
|Exit||Exits the project.|
|Toggle||Switches an object from one state to another.|
|Show TOC||Displays the Table of Contents (TOC) of the project.|
|Show Playbar||Displays the project playbar.|
|Hide TOC||The TOC remains concealed throughout the project.|
|Hide Playbar||The playbar remains concealed throughout the project.|
|Lock TOC||Freezes the TOC so that you cannot click any item on the TOC during the project.|
|Unlock TOC||Re-enables the TOC navigability.|
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.