Is it possible to access the variables that are used in camtasia 2019 quizzes

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Is it possible to access the variables that are used in Camtasia quizzes
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Rick Stone

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Hi there

I used to be a certified Adobe Captivate expert and trainer, so I'm aware that Captivate offered variables as well as an ability to script things. But I've never known Camtasia to offer this ability.

It's also possible that you are referring to the data Camtasia transmits to an LMS when communicating via the SCORM protocol. As that typically happens via JavaScript, I might assume that any variables used in such data would be available. I mean, it is, after all, just JavaScript. But you would need someone well versed in Camtasia's implementation.

Hopefully Ben Rhodes from TechSmith will pop in to advise.

Cheers... Rick :)
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@ian,

Can you be more specific about what you'd like to do?

Thanks,
Ben
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Hi Ben,

I need to be able to calculate the score in the quiz and base on that score branch of another label (marker within Camtasia.

Best

Ian  
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Ben Rhodes, Employee

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Ian,

Thank you for the extra information. Unfortunately Camtasia does not have that level of branching functionality built info the player right now.  The closest thing we can do is jump to a time (marker) based on the result of a single question in a quiz.  This is done using the feedback option as part of the quiz authoring panel.

I'm sorry I don't have better news.  Let me know if you have any other questions or feedback.

Ben 
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Hi Ben,

I am sure that functionality would not be hard to code into Camtasia why not add this in this years development cycle? Please add this to this year's road map as it would help Camtasia become not just good but Great! 

Best

Ian
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Hi Ben,

Do you think you guys can add this finality? It makes me sad and my wallet if I have to buy Adobe Captivate?
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Hi Ian,

We do not plan on adding these features at this point.  Adobe Captivate is made for your needs for sure.  We would love to improve the branching features with the Smart Player, but there are no hard plans on our road map right now.

Thanks,
Ben
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Hi Ben,

This is just my opinion, with that feature people would not be going over to Adobe Captivate! You could get their business. It’s up to you guys you have a great interactive product that (has some other weaknesses see my other post) you could take some of Adobe’s future customers and some of their current ones too, with a bit more effort.  

BTW 
I am a subscriber to Adobe CC so I am not anti-Adobe 

I also a subscriber to your 12-month maintenance service

I really would love you guys to work more on the interactive side of Camtasia I think you are missing out on a great opportunity as I have made some great interactive videos using Camtasia in it's current state.


Best

Ian 

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Ian,

Thank you for your continued feedback. We will take it into account when planning new work around Camtasia and the Smart Player.

Ben
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ian

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Thanks Ben