Using Variables Example 3: Count the Number of Clicks

Number variables are great solution to capture and track numeric values. This tutorial shows you how to use number variables to count the number of incorrect clicks on a screen. This is useful when you want to keep a record of the total clicks taken to reach the correct answer.

Let’s say a slide has three areas as below, of which two areas are incorrect (rectangle 1 and 2) and the last one is the correct area (rectangle 3). You want to track the number of incorrect clicks on rectangle 1 and 2 before a learner correctly clicks rectangle 3.

For that to happen, you can directly count the total clicks on rectangle 1 and 2, or place transparent shapes over these two rectangles and count the total clicks on these transparent shapes. This is necessary when all the areas you want to track belong to a picture, for example. You cannot count clicks on different areas of a single shape or picture!

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