The Quiz Step (Advanced Settings)

Check out this article for more options to customize your Quiz Step.

Separate Audio


You can upload a .mp3 file to the Quiz Step that will begin playing once the step loads. This audio can be paused, fast forwarded, or rewinded by the learner. This can be very useful if you'd like to narrate the Quiz answer or questions.

Scoring Settings


You can set the score the user gets when they get this step correct. With SimTutor, the scoring works by giving them a maximum score (3 in this case) if they get the question right first time. For each incorrect guess they can get points taken away from this maximum score (1 point per incorrect guess in this case). For example, if I guessed incorrectly once, then got the question correct, I would get 3-1=2 points total.

Help Text/Image


When the learner answers a question wrong 3 times in a row, you have some options to assist them with answering that question. The text that you put in the "Help Text" text field will display to the learner, along with any image that you upload to that help image section.

Help text should give the user a way forward when they are stuck. Sometimes certain steps such as hotspots in order can be very hard to proceed with if you don't know the answer. In this example, giving the user a list of things to click on in order, will help them get through this step. Alternatively, you could upload a screenshot of that step, and label the points the learner needs to click on, and in what order.

Visual Settings


This is the area where you can change the colors featured within this specific step. These colors can be set using the color picker, or you can input a hexadecimal value to get the precise color you need.

The background color will change the area behind the background image (usually the far left and far right sections if using a widescreen monitor) to whichever color you wish. We recommend keeping this color pretty neural, as to not distract the learner from the more relevant image in the middle of the screen. Another good color to use if applicable, is the color of your background image. This works when you have a solid plain background for your background image, so the sides (background color) of the screen merge seamlessly with the background image.

The instructions font color changes the color of the font featured in the instructions box, whereas the background, to no ones surprise, changes the background color of said box. These two colors should have enough contrast so you can distinguish the text from the background.

The visibility of the step is for when you want to hide the step from the viewer, but not fully delete it. All navigation to and from this step will be disabled while hidden - it is effectively deleted except not permanent.

Lastly, making the instruction box transparent gives you to the option to have part of the background image that was behind the instructions box to show but in a low opacity.

Auto Fit Quiz Questions and Answers


This checkbox will change some visual settings for the quiz step to the learner, making the quiz question/answers use as much of the learners screen as possible. It helps with removing the scroll bar that sometimes appears when you have a lot of answer options.