Creating Drag-&-Drop w/Multi Drop Points

dfleary Community Member Posts: 81 ☆ Roadie ☆
I originally posted this as a response to a question post, but thought it appropriate for this tip area:What you will want to do is conceptually "divide" your drop image into many drop zones, essentially a matrix or table. For example, pretend your drop image is a 15 drop zone matrix; 3-columns by 5-rows: 1     2    3 4     5    6 7     8    9 10    11   12 13    14   15When you create your drag-&-drop question, select that there are 15 matching pairs and zero distractors.For the first matching pair use whatever DRAG IMAGE that you want the student to move onto the target DROP image. Select the drop point on your drop image as the “matrix cell” (area) for #1.For all of the others, use numbers “2”, “3”, “4”, etc. as the drag item text with no drag image. Select the appropriate drop point for each, based on the matrix location on your target drop image.Once you have placed all of the drags and drops, set the “real” DRAG IMAGE as initially visible. Set all of the others, #2 - #15, as not initially visible.Now the only thing the student can see or move is the DRAG IMAGE, and they can drop it in any of the 15 drop spots which cover your drop image.If you need to check that they have put it there and provide feedback, then create a “Submit” button and your correct and incorrect feedback text items.Lectora views the first drag item as #1, the 2nd as #2, etc. For a “correct” response, it looks for item #1 in position 1 or "1-1", item #2 in position 2 or "2-2", item #3 in position 3 or "3-3", etc. But remember, the only item the student can see or move is #1 – the drag image.On your Submit button, add actions to update the score, display the correct feedback, etc. if Question_0001 (or whatever it is) meets multiple conditions; ANY of the following:Question_0001 contains 1-1 (item #1 in position 1)Question_0001 contains 1-2 (item #1 in position 2)Question_0001 contains 1-3 (item #1 in position 3)Question_0001 contains 1-4 (item #1 in position 4)Etc. to 5-15Of course depending on the size of your drop image, you may need more or fewer drop points (matrix cells) to effectively cover your drop image. What would be really effective is to have “out-of-bounds” or incorrect areas on your drop image, not just the target area. Then use more cells and evaluate correct areas “in the target” and incorrect areas outside of the target.Good luck!- - DarylEdited By: DFleary on 2006-6-29 17:11:55