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


Not too long ago I posted an instance undertaking, exhibiting the results of this workflow and explaining the purpose.

Computerized Trace after 2 fallacious hotspot clicks. – eLearning (

This weblog publish 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. One in all them deserves the right click on and the opposite ones are fallacious selections. All buttons have the default pausing level at 1.5secs. They’ll all set off a complicated motion, which implies the slide will stay paused. You see the Right suggestions message, utilizing the Default Success Form type (messages aren’t any captions, however shapes).


The workflow wants establishing two person variables utilizing the Undertaking menu, possibility Variables:

  • v_attempts will observe what number of occasions a click on has been completed. Its default (begin) worth is ready to 0. Its worth will at all times be numerical.
  • v_failure: may have a textual content message. Within the screenshot of the variables dialog field you see the default worth. Nonetheless it’s not actually essential to outline that default worth should you use the Reset motion described under and triggered by the On Enter slide occasion.

The primary variable is simple to grasp. The variable v_failure can 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 method 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 lively, 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. Because of this they’re left with solely the Success occasion, which happens on clicking the button. Solely the Success message can be crucial. That will appear illogical, is linked with the Captivate that means of Success and Failure. Success means the button has been clicked, Failure means the press occurs exterior of the button. You perceive that clicking exterior of a button is ineffective right here.

Setup SBCorrect

Clicking the Right button ought to end in navigation to the subsequent slide with the easy motion ‘Go to Subsequent Slide’ (occurs to be the default easy motion). That navigation is not going to 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 aren’t in a caption, however in a form) is 3 seconds, will be modified within the Timing Properties. See the total setup on this screenshot:

The right suggestions message will be edited on the stage, makes use of the Default Success Form type.

Setup 5 SB_Wrongx

Dynamic Message

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

The trick right here is to fill these messages with the identical person variable v_failure to switch the conventional 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 enhancing mode:

That X-button will present the ‘Insert Variable’ dialog field. Consumer variable is the default selection, you simply want to decide on v_failure from the dropdown checklist. Vital: the default ‘size’ is ready to 50 characters, should you anticipate 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 publish):

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 higher or equal to 2, the textual content within the variable v_failure is modified to the Trace textual content. In fact it’s doable to vary that quantity of makes an attempt if wished.

EnterSlide Motion (optionally available)

In the event you enable the learner to revisit the slide, and wish to have the similar 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 complicated motion is just not releasing the play head, I added Proceed. On this instance it’s not actually crucial, 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 doable with different setups, like having an impact or animation that you just want that launch of the play head.

It’s completely doable to transform the FailureAct motion to a shared motion, however which may be one other weblog 😉



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