Matching Drag and Drop - Many to few


I saw a similar thread in the old forums (going back to 2006!), but never saw an answer that really seemed to address the question. Could it be that in 5 years there is still not a straight-forward solution to this?

What I'm trying to do sounds simple. I have a quiz where I need to categorize many things into one of three categories. It's actually a quiz about learning. I'm displaying typical activities at work (e.g., doing a presentation, reading a tech manual, attending a community of practice event, etc.) and want learners to categorize those activities into three areas of the 70/20/10 model of how we learn: 70% through experience/doing, 20% learning from others, and 10% from formal training. Simple right?

I tried matching drag-and-drop, but with that question type it's a one-to-one matching. How can I do a many-to-one or many-to-few matching?

A simple series of multiple choice questions works, but drag-and-drop would be more engaging.

Any ideas?



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Laura Payette

I'm looking to do the exact same thing (create a many-to-few drag-and-drop activity). I'm not as proficient in Captivate, but it looks like I'm going to have to explore that as my solution. I guess I was just wondering if anyone else on this thread ever found an easier solution? I wish this capability existed in Articulate.

Niels Peter Johansson

Hi John,

On behalf of Kirsten Funk and myself, we thank you for your example file.

We ended up using the quiz in Captivate 5.5 with a 8 options to be paired with 2 types.

Captivate 5.5 exports as Actionscript 3 (so we have to use it as a webobject).

I later found out that Captivate 4 also has this quiz type and will allow to export as AS2 (so we might try that).

Anyway - thanks for the help.