Storyline vs. Captivate Part 8


Today is all about quizzing!

This is a continuation of this ongoing comparison. For a full comparison, check out this post.

Feature Captivate 8 Storyline 2 Notes
Built-in question types Captivate offers options for T/F, multiple choice, multiple response, fill in the blank, matching (drag/drop & drop down), sequence (drag/drop & drop down), hot spot, likert, short answer. It also has free form drag/drop. In addition to what Captivate offers, SL2 has word bank, essay, pick one, and pick many options.
Question options Captivate has a nice “Branch Aware” setting for quizzes. Enabling this setting means the final score will be calculated based only on questions in the branch(es) viewed by the user.  So, if there are some questions the user did not view based on their choices, this will not be held against them for the final score. I like the way that feedback is presented to the learner a little better in SL. Both programs handle quizzing in a similar way. You can choose how many points each question is worth; set the number of attempts for each question; customize correct, incorrect, and try again feedback messages; choose to shuffle answers (where appropriate); what a user needs to get in order to pass; time limits;
Question banks You can import questions in GIFT format. You can import questions in XLS format. Both programs offer question banks that can be used to pull randomize questions so that users do not end up taking the same quiz.
Results Captivate allows you to email results to a preset email address. It also contains more options for this slide such as number of correct questions and number of quiz attempts. SL includes an option to print your results. SL by default allows either 1 or unlimited quiz attempts. However, it is pretty easy to create a custom number of quiz attempts if needed. Both programs offer a customizable results page. This shows a learner if they passed or failed based on the criteria you set. You can decide which information is shown on the page such as user score and passing score. You can also allow the learner to review or retry the quiz.