Zingtree is able to create what we call evaluations. These can be tests, quizzes, assessments, training simulations, or anything that requires assigning a score to each question answered, and later acting upon the total score. Zingtree can keep a running tally of scores.
- Add a score value to each button click when designing your tree.
- As the end-user goes through your tree, Zingtree keeps a running total of the score values of all buttons clicked.
- When you're ready to act upon the running total score, use a Logic Node. From there, you can specify rules to redirect to nodes based on score values.
- You can use multiple variable names for your score throughout your tree.
- If you just want to assign a value, and not keep a running total, prefix the value with an = sign. So =3 would set the variable to 3, no matter what it was set to previously.
How to Set Up Scoring using Button-Click Variables
- Select a Content Node to edit.
- Go to the Question and Action Buttons section.
- Select Variable(s) to set on button click, and enter a Button Click Variable name that will be used to tally scores and branch on later.
- Now, add score values to button clicks. Your screen will look something like this: (The score area is outlined in yellow.)
- Next, add a new Logic Node, using +New Note, New Logic Node.
- In the Logic Node, enter rules for where to go to depending upon different score values. Here's how it looks:
- Link the last button click of your test/quiz/assessment to this new Logic Node.
Note that the Logic Node never appears on-screen. When you direct the flow of your Zingtree to this node, it looks at the sum total of all the button click scores, and redirects to the proper node.
Tip #1: Want to display the score on a node? Just add the text #score# into the content area to show the score variable. If you used a different variable name (like total ), enter it instead (i.e. #total# ).
Tip #2: You can also add scoring to Data Entry Fields. For example, a list box, checkbox, or radio button can use a scoring variable as well. Learn more about Data Entry Fields below.
A Special Exception for Subtraction
Using a score of -2 for example, is supported only in Data Entry Field score variables. Subtraction will not work in button-click score variables. If you want to use subtraction, set up a Data Entry list box, checkbox or radio button like this:
- You should make sure you are using the latest embed code or hosting URL for your tree.
- If your end-user presses the Back button, the running total score will adjust.
- If the tree is restarted, the running total score resets to zero.