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Assigning negative or penalty points to click boxes?

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Jul 31, 2020

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Hello!

I'm working on a slide where the user has several image choices, all assigned a clickbox that changes states views, that are answers to the question. A few of the images are correct so I've assigned them point values, however I would like to assign negative points to the clickboxes over the the incorrect images. So if the user selects the wrong image it will count against their total point value for the quiz. Is there a way to assign a penalty to a click box?

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Assigning negative or penalty points to click boxes?

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Hello!

I'm working on a slide where the user has several image choices, all assigned a clickbox that changes states views, that are answers to the question. A few of the images are correct so I've assigned them point values, however I would like to assign negative points to the clickboxes over the the incorrect images. So if the user selects the wrong image it will count against their total point value for the quiz. Is there a way to assign a penalty to a click box?

Thank you!

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Personally, I would do this by decrementing the variable that is assigned to that particular question.

Basically...

++varQuestion1; 

for all of the click boxes that are correct

or

--varQuestion1;

for all of the click boxes that are not correct

 

For your success actions, you should find both an increment and a decrement action.

If you require more things to happen than just incrementing or decrementing, you'll need to create an advanced action.

 

I also like to craft my own quiz things rather than use the built in quiz slides. They are often too restrictive. So if you are using one of those - this may not be workable - not 100% sure.

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Aug 03, 2020

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To be honest, I've never used the increment or decrement actions. I had a little trouble finding information on them, do you happen to know some good resources I could utilize to try these actions out?

Thank you for the info about the variables. It seems like something that would be useful once I learn how to apply it.

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Aug 03, 2020

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I guess I am not aware of a specific reference.

But think of increment and decrement as  increase and decrease.

In either case you get to decide by how much so if you want something to have a 5 point value you can increment by 5 or if you want it to be 500 you can increment by that much.

 

It does increase the logic required because you will have to create your own user variables and work all the actions accordingly based on the possible choices the student might make.

 

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Important question: do you want the score to be included in the Quiz score or not?

Out of box penalty is only possible for default Quiz slides. Penalty is impossible for scored objects. A MCQ can be using images as answers:

http://blog.lilybiri.com/mcq-slides-with-images-back-to-basics

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I would like the score to be included in the quiz so I believe that's a viable solution for some of our slides. Thank you for your feedback and help!

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That will be difficult if you use user variables. The quizzing system variables are read only. You can attach a score to a click box or another interactive object, but it is impossible to edit that score bu decrementing and incrementing. That is the reason why I posted that link.  Custom questions are great but you lose a lot of the inbuilt functionality of the default questions.

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