Can drag and drop be used to show customized feedback layers?

Jun 27, 2014


I would like to create an interaction where learners drop topic icons into one drop zone and based on which icon is dropped, a 'feedback' layer displaying additional topic information is revealed.  Basically, I am trying to just use one drop zone that generates results based on what is dropped into it.

Is this even possible?

Thanks in advance for any suggestion

4 Replies
James McLuckie

I suspect it should be, Shawnda if you set up true/false variables assigned to each icon. So, if you had five icons, you could set up one true/false variable for each. They all have an initial setting of false. 

When the learner clicks on the icon to drag it to the drop zone the variable changes to true. Your trigger could be to show the feedback layer but only if the relevant variable is set to true. 

This is just off the top of my head (don't have access to Storyline right now) and I suspect there might be a few nuances to be sorted out, but it should get you off on the right track. 

Meryem M

Yes, this is fairly easy to set up.

Place your objects and drop zone on the slide.

Click Insert/ Convert to Free form/  Drag and Drop

Set your Feedback to None.  This will remove the standard feedback layers for 

On the slide, create the new layers that you want for the additional information.

Then set this trigger:  Show layer when object dropped on drop zone.

On the layer itself, you'll need a trigger to close the layer.

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