How are You Using Drag-and-Drop Interactions in E-Learning? #468

Using Drag-and-Drop in E-Learning #468: Challenge | Recap

If there’s one e-learning interaction that belongs in every instructional designer’s toolkit, it’s drag-and-drops.

Drag-and-drop interactions are a fun way to engage learners and encourage them to interact with the screen. They’re also one of the most flexible interactions you can create.

So, whether you’re designing straightforward question slides or custom freeform slides, drag-and-drop interactions are one of the best ways to get learners to stop, think, and interact with the content. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about.

🏆 Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to share a drag-and-drop interaction to show how they can be used in e-learning. You can use any authoring tool you like and make it as simple or custom as you have time for.

Note: Since Storyline’s drag-and-drop interactions aren’t currently keyboard accessible, they can create serious barriers for learners who rely on keyboard navigation or use screen readers. Check out the following on-demand training for some ideas on creating accessible drag-and-drops:

🧰 Resources

User Guide 

Related Challenges: 

Webinars:

6 Ways to Customize Drag-and-Drop in Storyline 360

Discover six creative techniques every course designer needs to know to customize their drag-and-drop interactions in Articulate Storyline 360

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✨ Share Your E-Learning Work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to link your published example and blog post.
  • Forums: Start a new thread and share a link to your published example.
  • Personal blog: If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We'll link to your posts so your great work gets even more exposure.
  • Social media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can follow your e-learning coolness.

🙌 Last Week’s Challenge:

While you're dragging through the ideas for this week's challenge, check out the 360° image interactions your fellow challengers shared over the past week:

16 Examples of Interactive 360° Images in E-Learning #467

Using 360° Images in E-Learning RECAP #467: Challenge | Recap

👋 New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly e-learning 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. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

Learn more about the challenges in this Q&A post and why and how to participate in this helpful article

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Thank you for your kind word. I will post my mental gymnastics below, so other can reference if needed. Regular: 1. User drops Item 1 on Drop Zone 1 -> 2. Set the success condition to True. When it is true, exec some commands (hide Item 1 and show Animation 1 in my case) -> 3. Hide Item 1 triggers “when Item 1 leaves the slide” -> 4. Move the hidden Item 1 along a motion path to its original position -> 5. When this motion path finished, set the success condition to False and set the hidden Item 1 to normal (Reset everything for next round) Accessible, To simulate the drop action: 1. Bind a key to select Item 1 -> 2. Bind another key to decide Drop Zone 1 -> 3. Create a motion path from Item 1 to Drop Zone 1 -> 4. If the State of Item 1 is selected when press Drop Key ... Expand

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