Answers aren't shuffling in drag and drop

Dec 17, 2015

Hi all,

I've built a drag and drop quiz and cannot get the answers to shuffle. I've selected shuffle answers, but they don't.

Any suggestions as to what I'm missing? Thanks!

12 Replies
Ian Hesketh

I'm guessing by shuffling this means appearing in the same sequence as the form view if one requires the drag item to appear one at a time from a stack...

when drag items are distributed across screen there does appear to be some shuffling based on position of drag items ( e.g. items 1-5 at positions A-E 1 may appear at 3, 2 at 4 etc)  but not sequence

have reviewed as many of the posts on freeform drag and drop shuffling as I can but can find no answer to multiple authors experiencing similar issues. 

As the graded options max out at 10 pairs needed the freeform to allow a matrix to be completed based on random presentation from a 'deck' of options - I guess will need to look elsewhere (again) for a working solution.

Alyssa Gomez

Hey Ian, you came to the right place for help! I'd be happy to help you find the answers you need.

It sounds like you created a Freeform Drag-and-Drop question, is that right?

Can you share more about your setup? If you can include a few screenshots of the interaction so I can get a better idea, that would be really helpful!

Jennifer Clarke

Wow - blast from the past (my orig. question was a few years ago) The issue was determined to be as you suggest Ian, that my choices were stacked on top of each other (due to lack of available real estate on the slide) and not spread out across the slide, so there were no spaces to 'shuffle' them around to, just the one spot. I ended up just stacking them in a fixed order to appear one at a time. Fortunately it was a formative question so not too disruptive to the whole.

Perhaps a feature request is in order. It doesn't seem like it should be too difficult to program.

Jose Tansengco

Hi Jan,

Thanks for reaching out! 

I can confirm that the Freeform Drag and Drop answers are shuffling as designed on my end. Here's a quick recording for your reference: 

You'll notice the red dot move from the top to the bottom of the slide. It might take a while for the shuffling to become obvious, since there is a randomness to the method, but the shuffling itself works. With that being said, can you provide us with more information regarding the behavior that you're encountering? Are you unable to shuffle the answers in your drag and drop slide, and if so, have you tried viewing it multiple times to see if your answers are getting moved around?