In this guide:
About This Plugin
The Tally Score quiz works by revealing a result based on a total score that is accumulated based on the numeric values given to each answer. This article will cover a multi-page setup.
How We Did It
Using the SDK’s event listeners, we add up the values of each answer the user clicks on. Then, once the user reaches the end of the quiz, we show the result that corresponds to the number of points the user got (which can be a range of point values) based on their answers.
How To Implement
Step 1: Add the Custom HTML Script and Set Score Boundaries
• Copy the SDK Script below and paste it into the Custom HTML field within the Settings panel in the Ceros Studio. Press OK to finish and close the panel.
The numbers in quotes (see below) are the lower bounds of each range of scores.
In our demo experience, the score values are set up so that a cumulative value of 4-7 (minimum right) points would show Result 1, Result 2 would be 8-11 points, Result 3 would be 12-15 points, and the total point value would need to be 16 or higher to return Result 4.
The numbers used here are just what we chose, and you will most likely need to change them to fit your needs.
These values can be whatever you want them to be as long as the values of the questions add up to return one of the results.
You can set answer values to zero if you’re making a true or false quiz, or if there is only one right answer per question.
Make sure that the phrase following data-score-boundary- is the same name as the tag on the page that is set as the corresponding result.
In this case, it’s result1, result2, result3, and result4. Keep these in mind as these are the tags that will be added to the results pages which we’ll review in Step 4.
Step 2: Create Quiz Assets - Questions, Answers, and Results
• First, create the assets for the quiz.
For example, you could have 4 questions (one question per page) with 4 possible answers, with the last question directing you to one of 4 possible results pages based on the cumulative score created from the addition of the value tags.
Based on the values set in the tags for each answer, the total value of the selected answers will return result 1, 2, 3, or 4 depending on the cumulative score.
Step 3: Create and Tag Answer Hotspots, Add Click Interactions
• Next, create a hotspot over each answer choice.
• After the hotspots have been created, add the appropriate tags to them within the SDK Panel, and the necessary click interaction to show the next question page.
• With the SDK Panel open, select the hotspot you want to work with and add the following tag within the first Enter Tag field beneath the Page ID (press Enter/Return to submit a tag):
question:x - This tag defines the question the answer belongs to. In this case, x identifies the page that the question is on. For example, if this page contains question 1, use question:1 as the tag for the page.
• In the second Enter Tag field beneath the SDK ID, add the following tags:
answer - This identifies the hotspot as an answer.
(Pro Tip: All answers must have the answer tag, so to save time, you can select all answer hotspots and add this tag to all of them at the same time.)
value:x - In this tag, x is the numeric value assigned to the question, or in other words, how many points that answer is worth. For example, if the answer “A” is worth 2 points, you would use value:2 as the tag.
• While the hotspot is selected, add an On Click > Go to Page interaction to take users to the next page.
• The final question’s answer hotspots will have the same tags as listed above, but with the addition of the tag goto:results to each hotspot.
The goto:results tag takes care of sending users to the results page, so there does not need to be a click interaction on these hotspots, but you can use an On Hover interaction to boost the style and user experience.
Analytics Note: Since the hotspots created for the quiz plugin may only trigger SDK commands, in those situations, Click and/or Hover are NOT sent to Ceros Analytics, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, or any other analytics platform via the Universal Analytics feature if there is no interaction added to the hotspot. You could of course have a setup where clicking on an answer choice triggers a pop-up, etc., but if you do not have something like that, to work around this, there would need to be a Click and/or Hover interaction added to the answer choice hotspots if you want them to be tracked. It can be anything, i.e., toggling the visibility of a shape that exists off the canvas.
Step 4: Tag Results Pages
• Add the following tags to each result page:
results - This indicates that it is a result page.
A tag that matches the last part of the data-score-boundary- value in the Custom HTML referenced in Step 1. For result page “1,” use result1 as the tag.
For example, if a user has a total of 4 points at the end of the quiz, you would want to send them to the Result 1 page, because the data score boundary for result 1 is set to 7.
Step 5: Option to Reset the Quiz and Start Over
• To reset the quiz, add a hotspot with the tags answer and quiz-reset to a button (i.e., a square shape and a hotspot), along with an On Click > Go to Page interaction on each result page to go back to the start page.
The quiz-reset tag resets/clears the score, and the click interaction takes the user back to the start page.