Creating drag-and-drop interactions is a great way to add engagement to your course. A well-crafted drag-and-drop will make your learner stop, think, and interact with the content in a way that can be more meaningful than simply reading text. Articulate Storyline 360 is a great tool for creating drag-and-drops: you can get just about any look and feel and functionality you can imagine. Let’s take a peek at some of the resources we have available for creating all kinds of drag-and-drops.

Helpful Tutorials and Articles

3 Ways to Create Drag-and-Drops with Storyline 360
This article will teach you three ways you can build drag-and-drops with Storyline 360: using question slides, using freeform slides, or using simple triggers. The method you select depends on your design and what functionality you want the drag-and-drop to have. The freeform option allows the most customization and flexibility when it comes to building drag-and-drops.

Here’s How You Can Create and Customize Freeform Drag-and-Drop Interactions
If you decide to try creating a freeform slide as your next-drag and-drop, you’ll want to read this article. It covers each step, A-Z, of creating a freeform drag-and-drop interaction, from inserting your slide objects to assigning your drag items and drop targets. This article also covers drag-and-drop states and how you can use them to your benefit.

3 Design Tips for Creating Effective Drag-and-Drop Activities
There are a lot of design details to consider to make a drag-and-drop interaction work just right, such as: should all the drag items appear at one time? Should I give learners multiple attempts to get it right? There isn’t a right or wrong answer to these questions; it depends on your project and what you’re trying to accomplish. Read this article to find out more about these important design considerations.

Transform Boring Content into a Fun Drag-and-Drop
Learn how you can transform a piece of boring static content into an engaging and thought-provoking interaction. This article walks through the step-by-step of taking a plain old slide about sun safety and transforming it into a drag-and-drop interaction that makes the learner think and engage with the content.

Transform More Boring Content into a Fun Drag-and-Drop
Here’s another example of boring slide content turned into an engaging activity. Instead of just letting learners read the steps in a process, why not have them think and try to order the steps correctly themselves? Walk through how this was created with Storyline.

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