Drag and Drop built in states not working as expected

Aug 25, 2022

I am trying to create a simple drag and drop, and I just don’t understand what has gone wrong. What I want to happen is:

I want the learner to have 3 attempts, so I set the retry to 3. Then, when the learner drops blue description object on the correct target, I want the drop correct state to show. Then if the blue description object is dropped on the incorrect target, I went the state to change to drop incorrect. When the learner selects retry I want all the wrong drops to move back to the starting point and appear in their normal state.

According to this YouTube video I should see the above behavior and I’m not: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdhSjUOva4Y

I have tested the file in Review 360 and within my LMS and I see the same unwanted behaviors. 

2 Replies
Jose Tansengco

Hi Barbara, 

Thanks for reaching out! 

The default behavior of drag and drop slides is for the objects to retain their position whenever the learner retries the question. One way to reset the position of the objects is to redirect your learners to the same slide during a reattempt, and use variables to track the number of attempts. 

I've attached a demo file so you can see how I setup a drag-and-drop slide so that the objects in the slide reset after each retry. Some important thing to note: 

  • I set the number of attempts for the slide to 'Unlimited', since my method uses variables to track the number of attempts. 
  • I changed the revisit behavior of the slide to 'Reset to initial state' so the positions of the objects reload to default during a retry.

Let me know if you have any questions!