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Drag & Drop multiple items into two boxes

Explorer ,
Jul 02, 2021 Jul 02, 2021

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Hi, everyone, and Happy Fourth of July!  I am creating a Drag and Drop activity using Paul Wilson's tutorial titled Drag & Drop with multiple correct answers. It is working fine, except I wanted 4 answers to go into one box and 4 answers to go into another box. If all four are in the proper two boxes then the answer is correct. Is this possible?

 

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Community Expert , Jul 02, 2021 Jul 02, 2021

Hey, I think this might help you out...

https://vimeo.com/570505176

 

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Jul 02, 2021 Jul 02, 2021

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Hey, I think this might help you out...

https://vimeo.com/570505176

 

Paul Wilson, CTDP

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Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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Good morning Paul, and wow, I appreciate your help in creating a video for this issue!!!!!!

So, I just followed along and completed the steps. Setting the position to tile and the size to 50% fantastic solution. Also, after watching the video, I realized that it was rejecting my 4 boxes because the drop sources I still had the count set for one, but now I changed it to for each drop source.

 

So, thanks to you, that's all working now, and with the tile resize to 50%, I can fit all of them in one box!

 

 

 

 

 

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Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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Yes, this is possible and you can find a lot of tutorials (look at the eLearning community) about the setup. Most important is to configure the Snapping part for each of the Drop targets (you have 2): how do you want to have the drag sources to appear when they are dropped in the correct target? I see that you require a 'double-click' for the Reset button, which is not necessary, a simple click is sufficient. Do you want to have this D&D exercise to be scored or is it just a Knowledge Check slide?  How many attempts? 

Have a look at the embedded Captivate example in this blog post, where I use two drop targets as well. It has been enhanced by using the object actions:

http://blog.lilybiri.com/drag-and-drop-actions

I have more blogs about D&D. However, here is a tutorial about the available InBuilt states for D&D objects, which you possibly ignore. They can enhance your slide a lot:

Built in States for Drag&Drop objects - eLearning (adobe.com)

This one was posted in the eLearning community. You can visit that portal from within Captivate, use the same Adobe ID you use here.

 

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Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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Good afternoon @Lilybiri, I now have the drop sources ready to accept all four objects by changing it to Tile and decreased the size of the drag source to appear as 50%. I tested it and they all fit now.

  • I am happy you noticed the double click on the reset button because I was trying to figure out how to stop that and ended up putting instructions on the incorrect message for them to double click. So, is there a way to remove it?
  • Do you want to have this D&D exercise to be scored or is it just a Knowledge Check slide? So far I have been keeping them as Knowledge Check slides because they are going to take a physical post-test at the end of the course. However, now that you ask, I should still keep the score of their submitted answers, huh, so we can assess the learning and or changes we may need to make to the content?
  • How many attempts? I have it set to 4 attempts (Only because I created a correct and incorrect statement for them to read for encouragement purposes) What do you think of this? 

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Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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Glad I was able to help.
Paul Wilson, CTDP

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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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Some misunderstanding: there was no problem with accepting the drag sources originally, but with the default setup of the Snapping for drop targets, they were covering up each other. You may have seen this as 'not accepting' but that was not at all the case. I have mentioned the Snapping setup in my answer, and there are more possible solutions than tiling and reducing the size (as you can see in multiple blogs and examples on my blog).

I don't know why you required a double click? Probably another misunderstanding issue? The Reset button can be used without any double-click if it is used in the correct situation: after submitting and having failed. Drag&Drop has a lot of features, and not always easy to see all possbilities when you start using that functionality. Forget the wizard, may seem easy but is only the start of the setup. Real setting up the slide requires always the use (and understanding) of the Drag&Drop panel. Personally I never use the wizard. There is never a score for a slide which is set up as a Knowledge check slide. If you choose to set up the D&D as validated and including in the Total score, it will follow the same rules as normal quiz slides: once the question is answered and the attempts on question level are exhausted or the learner leaves the slide, the answers will be blocked. Only the Retake button on the score slide, which you insert when you have multiple attempts on Quiz level, will reset the answers for all the quiz slides, including the D&D slide. However a D&D slide will not show the same information during Review as the other quiz slides. I have a workaround for that:

http://blog.lilybiri.com/create-review-state-for-scored-drag-and-drop-slide

 

Attempts? It is up to you.  You need to know that there is a really confusing typo in the D&D slide. What is labeled as 'Failure' action is in reality a 'Last Attempt' action, which means that it only happens when the attempts are exhausted and the learner failed. Contrary to normal quiz slides, you cannot have a diversified Failure caption, different one for each attempt. It is possible to do so with a custom workaround.
http://blog.lilybiri.com/custom-failure-messages-slash-attempts-drag-and-drop

 

 

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