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Step-by-step: Computerized Trace after 2 Fallacious Clicks


Just lately I posted an instance challenge, displaying the results of this workflow and explaining the aim.

Computerized Trace after 2 mistaken hotspot clicks. – eLearning (

This weblog put up explains the setup elaborately, as a result of the unique person was new to variables, occasions and superior actions. Please watch the 3-slides instance output to comply with this workflow

Slide setup

Take a look at this screenshot, the place the slide (2) and its timeline are seen:

The six interactive objects are form buttons (each Alpha and Stroke set to 0) over the buttons of the picture. Certainly one of them deserves the proper click on and the opposite ones are mistaken selections. All buttons have the default pausing level at 1.5secs. They’ll all set off a sophisticated motion, which suggests the slide will stay paused. You see the Appropriate suggestions message, utilizing the Default Success Form model (messages are not any captions, however shapes).


The workflow wants organising two person variables utilizing the Challenge menu, choice Variables:

  • v_attempts will observe what number of instances a click on has been achieved. Its default (begin) worth is ready to 0. Its worth will all the time be numerical.
  • v_failure: can have a textual content message. Within the screenshot of the variables dialog field you see the default worth. Nonetheless it isn’t actually essential to outline that default worth for those who use the Reset motion described under and triggered by the On Enter slide occasion.

The primary variable is simple to know. The variable v_failure will probably be used as placeholder in a default suggestions message. That makes the message ‘dynamic’: by altering the worth of the variable, message textual content will change. That is the one strategy to obtain such a change, as a result of these default suggestions messages don’t help a number of states (though the States button is energetic, you can’t add states). You’ll be taught which message to make use of within the subsequent half.

Occasions and Superior Actions

As talked about earlier than, I did arrange the 6 form buttons with Infinite Makes an attempt. Which means they’re left with solely the Success occasion, which happens on clicking the button. Solely the Success message will probably be essential. Which will appear illogical, is linked with the Captivate which means of Success and Failure. Success means the button has been clicked, Failure means the clicking occurs exterior of the button. You perceive that clicking exterior of a button is ineffective right here.

Setup SBCorrect

Clicking the Appropriate button ought to lead to navigation to the following slide with the easy motion ‘Go to Subsequent Slide’ (occurs to be the default easy motion). That navigation won’t occur instantly after clicking the button as a result of the choice ‘Pause for Success/Failure Captions’ is activated. Show time for these messages (as a result of they typically should not in a caption, however in a form) is 3 seconds, might be modified within the Timing Properties. See the total setup on this screenshot:

The proper suggestions message might be edited on the stage, makes use of the Default Success Form model.

Setup 5 SB_Wrongx

Dynamic Message

Clicking the Fallacious buttons will even present the Success suggestions message, and also you’ll get 5 of them. For the learner they need to seem like Retry (or Trace) messages, so I select one other Form model for these messages (see screenshot Slide setup). Since they’re linked to their buttons and all seem in a unique location I additionally used the Align, Align and Resize to the identical measurement from the right-click menu after choosing the 5 messages.

The trick right here is to fill these messages with the identical person variable v_failure to switch the traditional success textual content. Do that through the use of the X-button within the Character a part of the Properties panel of the message whereas in modifying mode:

That X-button will present the ‘Insert Variable’ dialog field. Person variable is the default selection, you simply want to decide on v_failure from the dropdown record. Essential: the default ‘size’ is ready to 50 characters, for those who count on an extended textual content enhance that quantity. On this screenshot I enhance it to 100:

Superior Motion FailureAct

It is a screenshot of the Preview window of that motion. Extra particulars about this window and all of the options of the Superior Actions dialog field on this put up):

You see that this motion has two choices:

Resolution ‘Monitoring‘ is non conditional. It consist of 1 Increment motion for the variable v_attempts.

Resolution ‘Message’ is conditional, has solely the THEN half, not an Else half. When the makes an attempt are larger or equal to 2, the textual content within the variable v_failure is modified to the Trace textual content. In fact it’s attainable to alter that quantity of makes an attempt if wished.

EnterSlide Motion (optionally available)

In the event you enable the learner to revisit the slide, and need to have the an identical state of affairs of the primary go to, it is going to be essential to Reset the variables. You’ll want this non-conditional superior motion, to be triggered by the On Enter slide occasion:

Each variables v_attempts and v_failure are reset to their unique values. As a result of a sophisticated motion will not be releasing the play head, I added Proceed. On this instance it isn’t actually essential, however it might imply that the play head stays within the first body and isn’t advancing to the pausing level at 1.5 secs. It’s attainable with different setups, like having an impact or animation that you just want that launch of the play head.

It’s completely attainable to transform the FailureAct motion to a shared motion, however that could be one other weblog 😉



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