Zingtree has the ability to create what we call evaluations. These can be interactive tests, quizzes, assessments, training simulations, or anything else that requires assigning a score to each question answered – then later acting upon the total score. Coupled with the powerful decision tree logic already present in Zingtree, this capability opens up a whole new realm of knowledge engineering possibilities.
Here are the basics on how to build a tree with scoring:
- 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 new “Score Branch Node”. From there, you can specify a range of score values which redirect to specific nodes.
Want to build your own? Here’s a step-by-step guide:
Step 1: First, go to Overview > Edit Node and open up the button editor by clicking Edit Buttons. Select Use Scoring, and enter a Score Variable Name that will be used to tally scores and branch on later.
Step 2: Next, add your desired score values to button clicks in your lead qualification decision tree.
Step 3: Now, add a new Score Branch Node using This Tree > Add Node. In the Score Branch Node, you can specify which node should appear next (and which to branch to) according to a range of scores.
Step 4: Link the last button click of your test/quiz/assessment to this new Score Branch Node.
Note that the Score Branch 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.
Need to See More Examples? The Zingtree Gallery has three trees that use the new Scoring capabilities. You can play or examine them to see how they work. See the Evaluations examples.
Bonus Tip! Want to display the score on a node? Just add the text #score# into the content area.
- 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.
Any questions? Please reach out to us at any time.