Creating Custom Drag-and-Drop E-Learning Interactions #16

Drag-and-Drop Interactions in E-Learning #16: Challenge | Recap

Have you ever noticed how often drag-drop interactions are used for assessments? It makes sense because sorting and decision-making activities are popular quiz formats. Sorting activities are good activities, but there’s plenty more we can do with drag-drop interactions.

Take a look at the following example:

How-To: Set the Table | Download

This drag-drop interaction lets learners practice real-world tasks without the tired “Correct” or “Incorrect” feedback found in most online courses.

Using a toggle button, you can still give learners the option to compare their work to an expert’s recommendation. The emphasis is placed on practicing a task rather than assessing the ability to complete a task.

Challenge of the week

This week your challenge is to show some creative ways to use drag-drop interactions.


You can use Articulate Storyline or Articulate Studio ’13 to show your drag-drop solutions. PowerPoint and Word users can still participate by storyboarding their drag-drop ideas.

Last week’s challenge

To keep you from dragging your feet on this challenge, check out the radiant examples your fellow community members dropped in last week's e-learning challenge:

Quick note about the weekly challenges:

The weekly challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. We’ll feature your work and provide feedback if you request it.

Have a great week, E-Learning Heroes!

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