3.4. Types of steps & specific settings

Each step type also has specific settings that depend on the category and the purpose of the step (info step, action step...)

Note:All text fields for ‘developers’, ‘writers’ or ‘designers’ are back office text fields limited to the people building the simulation only, especially when they are working as a team. These texts are never visible by the end-user, it’s only for information purpose. It is not mandatory to fill them, it can be an assistance when several people are working together on the same simulation for i.e.

This is an exhaustive list of all steps type and the specific settings that can be applied:

The information step

Select “information step” to create a step without any questions, this way you may display information or some knowledge.
Fill in the common menu information.

Specific settings:

  • A display permanently toggle that can make a map zone visible permanently which means the user will be able to access it as much as he wants until the end of the round.

The discussion step

Select “discussion step” to create a step representing a discussion between the user and one interlocutor (chosen by the characters added in the simulation). This discussion is ended with a choice made by the user depending on the discussion.
Fill in the common menu information.

Specific settings:

  • In the ‘INTERLOCUTOR’ menu, choose one character in the list.
  • In the ‘OPTIONS’ menu, click on the ‘add question’ button to add as many questions as you want. Fill the requested fields. You can use the preview tool to see how it looks.

To learn more about the options conditions (change step status, variable impact) click here.

The decision step

Select “Decision” to create a decision step with one or multiple options, allowing the user to select only 1 answer amongst this/these option(s).
Fill in the common menu information.

Specific settings:

  • A ‘Part of minimum path’ toggle is available. By making it active, the step will impact the percent progress of the round. (link to progress bar paragraph)
  • An ‘Active postpone button’ toggle is available. By making it active, the end-user will have a ‘postpone’ button added to his choice that allows him to take the decision later on.
  • An ‘Activate timer for this step’ toggle is available. By making it active, you can choose a time limit for the end-user to give an answer to the step.
  • A ‘Hide until the end of round feedback screen’’ toggle is available. By making it active, you can choose to not show the feedback of this particular step in the end of round feedback page. (link to feedback screen paragraph)
  • An ‘Active display feedback immediately’ toggle is available. By making it active, the feedback text will be displayed directly after the actual step.
  • In the ‘OPTIONS’ menu, click on the ‘add option’ button to add as many options as you want. Fill the requested fields. You can use the preview tool to see how it looks.

To learn more about the options conditions (change step status, variable impact) click here.

The decision multiple step

Select “Decision multiple” to create a decision step with multiple options, allowing the user to choose multiple answers amongst these options.
Fill in the commons menus information as needed. (link 3.3)

Specific settings:

  • A ‘Part of minimum path’ toggle is available. By making it active, the step will impact the percent progress of the round. (link to progress bar paragraph)
  • An ‘Active postpone button’ toggle is available. By making it active, the end-user will have a ‘postpone’ button added to his choice that allows him to take the decision later on.
  • An ‘Activate timer for this step’ toggle is available. By making it active, you can choose a time limit for the end-user to give an answer to the step.
  • A ‘Hide in the end of round feedback screen’’ toggle is available. By making it active, you can choose to not show the feedback of this particular step in the end of round feedback page. (link to feedback screen paragraph)
  • An ‘Active display feedback immediately’ toggle is available. By making it active, the feedback text will be displayed directly after the actual step.
  • In the ‘ITEMS’ menu, click on the ‘add item’ button to add as many items as you want. Fill the requested fields. You can use the preview tool to see how it looks.
  • In the ‘OPTIONS’ menu, fill the ‘maximum number of options’ field. This will determine how many options the user can take in total for this decision. Click on the ‘add option’ button to add as many options as you want. Choose the items you want to select for each option. An option is here a combination of answers. You can give feedback for each option (combination of items) created. The default feedback will be displayed for every combination that has NOT been defined in the existing options feedback.

To learn more about the options conditions (change step status, variable impact) click here.

The ordering step

Select “Ordering” to create a step in which users will have to order/rank multiple items.
Fill in the common menu information.

Specific settings:

  • A ‘Part of minimum path’ toggle is available. By making it active, the step will impact the percent progress of the round. (link to progress bar paragraph)
  • An ‘Active postpone button’ toggle is available. By making it active, the end-user will have a ‘postpone’ button added to his choice that allows him to take the decision later on.
  • An ‘Activate timer for this step’ toggle is available. By making it active, you can choose a time limit for the end-user to give an answer to the step.
  • A ‘Hide until the end of round feedback screen’’ toggle is available. By making it active, you can choose to not show the feedback of this particular step in the end of round feedback page. (link to feedback screen paragraph)
  • An ‘Active display feedback immediately’ toggle is available. By making it active, the feedback text will be displayed directly after the actual step.
  • In the ‘ITEMS’ menu, click on the ‘add item’ button to create a new item for this step. Customize each item by adding a name, a description and a picture (optional).
    You can use the preview tool to see how it looks.
  • In the ‘OPTIONS’ menu, click on the ‘add option’ button to add as many options as you want. Order the items by drag & dropping them for each option. An option is a combination. You can give feedback for each option (combination of items order) created. The default feedback will be displayed for every combination that has NOT been defined in the existing option feedback.

To learn more about the options conditions (change step status, variable impact) click here.

The bucketing step

Select “Bucketing” to create a step in which users will have to organise/classify multiple items into buckets. Fill in the common menu information.
Specific settings:

  • A ‘Part of minimum path’ toggle is available. By making it active, the step will impact the percent progress of the round. (link to progress bar paragraph)
  • An ‘Active postpone button’ toggle is available. By making it active, the end-user will have a ‘postpone’ button added to his choice that allows him to take the decision later on.
  • An ‘Activate timer for this step’ toggle is available. By making it active, you can choose a time limit for the end-user to give an answer to the step.
  • A ‘Hide until the end of round feedback screen’’ toggle is available. By making it active, you can choose to not show the feedback of this particular step in the end of round feedback page. (link to feedback screen paragraph)
  • An ‘Active display feedback immediately’ toggle is available. By making it active, the feedback text will be displayed directly after the actual step.
  • In the ‘ITEMS’ menu, click on the ‘add item’ button to create a new item for this step. Customize each item by adding a name, a description and a picture (optional). Turn the ‘reusable’ toggle ON to give the opportunity to the user to place this item in different buckets.
  • In the ‘BUCKETS’ menu, click on the ‘add bucket’ button to add as many buckets as you want. Customize each bucket by adding a name, a description and a picture (optional).
    You can use the preview tool to see how it looks.
  • In the ‘OPTIONS’ menu, click on the ‘add option’ button to add as many options as you want. Place the items you want in the buckets you want by drag & dropping them for each option. An option is here a combination. You can give feedback for each option (combination of items & buckets) created. The default feedback will be displayed for every combination that has NOT been defined in the existing options feedback.

To learn more about the options conditions (change step status, variable impact) click here.

The email step

Select “email step” to create a step that displays information designed as an email.
Fill in the common menu information.
Note: The email step display zone is automatically placed in an Inbox map area and cannot be changed. This area is visible on the dashboard if it is active, or is invisible if not.

Specific settings:

  • Possibility to customize the email recipient name. The user’s name is dynamically set by default.
  • In the ‘SENDER’ menu, choose one character into the list.

The voicemail step

Select “voicemail step” to create a step that displays information designed as a voicemail.
Fill in the common menu information.
Note: The voicemail step display zone is automatically placed in a Voicemail map area and cannot be changed. This area is visible on the dashboard if it is active, or is invisible if not.

Specific settings:

  • In the ‘CALLER’ menu, choose one character into the list.

The meeting step

Select “meeting step” to create a step that displays information designed as a meeting.
Fill in the common menu information.

Specific settings:

  • In the ‘PARTICIPANTS’ menu, choose one or multiple character(s) into the list.

The data input step

Select “data input step” to create a step that allows the user to impact variables directly inside the step.
Fill in the common menu information.

Specific settings:

  • A ‘Part of minimum path’ toggle is available. By making it active, the step will impact the percent progress of the round. (link to progress bar paragraph)
  • An ‘Active postpone button’ toggle is available. By making it active, the end-user will have a ‘postpone’ button added to his choice that allows him to take the decision later on.
  • A ‘Data displayer step’ toggle is available. By making it active, a data displayer step will be displayed automatically after this step.
  • A display permanently toggle that can make a map zone visible permanently which means the user will be able to access it as much as he wants until the end of the round.
  • In the ‘INPUTS’ menu, click on the ‘add input’ button to add a maximum of 5 inputs into this step. Select a variable in the dropdown menu and fill the descriptions requested. Choose a minimum and a maximum input and the way you want it to be displayed (slider, buttons or keypad). Choose also an increment number for the slider and the buttons that will determine the user’s possibilities to increment the total input.You can use the preview tool to see how it looks.

The data displayer step

Select “data displayer step” to create a step that displays an array containing variables directly inside the step.
Fill in the common menu information.

Specific settings:

  • A display permanently toggle that can make a map zone visible permanently which means the user will be able to access it as much as he wants until the end of the round.
  • In the ‘DATA’ menu, click on the 'create table’ button to add an array into this step. Select the columns you want to display (until 3), give it a name and click on the ‘add row’ button to add one or multiple rows to this array. For each row created, add a name and select a variable for each column. Finally, select the rows you want to display in the step.
    You can use the preview tool to see how it looks.
    You can remove rows by clicking on the right button or remove the array by clicking on the ‘remove table’ button.

And thanks to the live preview, you can see directly the results on our example.

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