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## Software Simulation Quiz Scoring

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Jun 23, 2020

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I have a project that is a software simulation Quiz with "optional" answers to the scenario.  i.e. the user can click one of 3 click boxes, and get awarded one point for answering correctly on a slide...However, Captivate 2019, thinks the correct points for that slide is equal to 3, because there are 3 correct ways to reach the same result - so the percentage is thrown off dramatically.  Out of the total potential points that can be earned, the user gets significantly lower point values while answering all questions correctly.  The number of Captivate click boxes is equal to 73, but the total correct answers are equal to 66 correct clicks.  I need to create a custom score - (cpQuizInfoTotalQuizPoints/66)*100 to get the percentage score.  Is that possible?  How can I pass that newly calculated percentage to the LMS?

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## Software Simulation Quiz Scoring

Community Beginner ,
Jun 23, 2020

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I have a project that is a software simulation Quiz with "optional" answers to the scenario.  i.e. the user can click one of 3 click boxes, and get awarded one point for answering correctly on a slide...However, Captivate 2019, thinks the correct points for that slide is equal to 3, because there are 3 correct ways to reach the same result - so the percentage is thrown off dramatically.  Out of the total potential points that can be earned, the user gets significantly lower point values while answering all questions correctly.  The number of Captivate click boxes is equal to 73, but the total correct answers are equal to 66 correct clicks.  I need to create a custom score - (cpQuizInfoTotalQuizPoints/66)*100 to get the percentage score.  Is that possible?  How can I pass that newly calculated percentage to the LMS?

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Jun 24, 2020

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HI,

Can you confirm the version of your software and operating system you are using?

What LMS will you upload to? What satandard will you use (SCORM version for example)?

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Jun 24, 2020

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You have posted this elsewhere as well, but will try to answer here.  It has nothing to do with the version you are using, nor with the LMS. Have no idea why that has been posted??

The system variables of the Quiz category are read only within Captivate. To change them you would need to use a widget like the CpExtra widget by InfoSemantics or plain JS. It will not be possible with Captivate's advanced actions.

With the only exception of the Branch aware feature, when you start a Captivate file the quizzing system variables from the Quiz setup are STATIC, they will not be changed.  Branch aware is different, but you cannot use it in this case.

You can check the total score in the Advanced Interaction dialog box, if you leave all filters activated (which is the default). All scored objects are included, even if they are optional as is the case here. This is not the way to proceed to get a correct quiz result. You have to set up the course so that only one score instead of 3 is attributed, so that the total score is correct.

There are a couple of ways to do so. Maybe try this one, example for a slide where you have 3 click boxes which all are correct:

• Do NOT attach a score to the click boxes,
• Create a Next button on the slide, which is hidden (you can use the On Enter button) but which has a score of 1 point.
• Edit the pausing point of the Next button to occur after the end of the Click boxes timelines (which is their pausing point), that may mean to shorten the Click box timelines.
• Change the command for the Click boxes to 'Show Next button'.
• Learner needs to click the Next button, and gets the score.
• Don't forget to double-check the Advanced Interaction panel for the total score

See this blogs:

http://blog.lilybiri.com/using-quizzing-system-variables

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