This guest blog entry was written by Helene Geiger and Scott Schmeer, Articulate users from Prometheus Training, LLC.
In Articulate Quizmaker, the default feedback type is a pop-up box that looks something like the image below. A lot of times, this works fine. You can even dress up the contents of the pop-up box with styled text, audio, and even hyperlinks. But what if your design calls for more robust feedback?
It’s Quizmaker’s blank slide feature to the rescue! This feature gives you an empty canvas on which you can create any kind of feedback you want — without leaving Quizmaker. Here are three examples.
Example 1: Placing Your Feedback Exactly Where You Want It
In this first example, we’re teaching bartenders how to check customers’ IDs. When the user selects an answer and clicks submit, they get something that looks very different from the traditional pop-up box. By sending the learner to a blank slide for feedback, we get more control over the placement of our feedback message. We can place the message anywhere we like, so that it doesn’t obscure other key elements on the slide. Check it out:
Example 2: Showing Instead of Telling
Here’s a second example. This time, we’re teaching computer training. We use a hotspot question to give the learner some practice with selecting the correct key on the keyboard. Because we’re using a blank slide for feedback, we don’t just tell the learner the right answer, we show them:
Example 3: Providing Different Feedback for Different Answers
The third example is an attorney training course. Here, we use a blank slide to provide branched feedback. We set up the quiz so that each answer links to a different feedback slide for re-teaching. The learner takes a customized route through the quiz. Take a look. You may want to run through this one a few times and try different answers:
How’s It Done?
So how do you set up Quizmaker with blank slides for enhanced feedback? It’s easy! Follow along to see how we built the third example above:
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