Drag And Drop Dilemma

Hi all,

I am recently trying to learn to work with Storyline  

Yesterday I got stuck because of a problem.

I want to make a drag and drop quiz question with 4 items which can be dragged.

the items are 2 locks, and 2 labels.

There are 6 empty boxes. and 2 of them are reserved for the locks, 2 for the labels, and 2 are empty.

So my problem is, I can't assign 2 targets to one item.

I did some research on the internet, and found out that some other people experience this problem. They got some solutions for it with variables and stuff, I think I can figure it out, but before I wanna do this, I just wanted to ask if there is no other easyier way to fix this,

Personally I was thinking about some custom shapes which overlay both of the targets and then double the shapes and make them transparrant and make them target, but this wouldnt work.

Please let me know if you can help me out, or maybe explain how to work with the variables.



5 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Rients and welcome to Heroes! 

The variable methods are the best ones I've seen, although not particular "easy" especially if you're just getting started with Storyline. Variables take a bit to learn (at least for me it did!) and I started by reviewing the tutorials here  and then testing out some of the examples shared here in the community. Once I played around with them and made changes to the variables and saw how that impacted my course, it started to make a bit more sense.  

If you have a sample started for what you'd like to do, and you're able to share it here - the community is generally really helpful in terms of offering advice and even starting the set up to help you out. I also saw this video posted the other day where a community member does a pretty comprehensive explanation of variables. 

Cheng Li

Hi Rients,

I attached my solution here.

Basically I didn't select any targets in my solution. Instead, I left the target items empty, and created my own submit button to check to see if the answer is correct. 

The solution is simple, using only 4 variables and some associated triggers. 

It would be easier if you see it first then bring up questions if you do.

Let me know if I can be of any assistance.


Rients Pieters

Hi Ashley and Cheng,

thanks a lot for helping me out. I can really appreciate all the efforts.

Anyway, looking at the tutorials and video's really helped. Also the example from Cheng gave me a better view of variables. Slowly I am starting to understand. 

Anyway, I occurred another problem, maybe you can tell me what I am doing wrong.

I managed to set the layers right, my project now recognizes which answers are correct and which are incorrect. Strangely my result slide won't recognize the score, the result slide now shows always 100 points, even when the answer was wrong. I am trying to find where I went wrong but it is still all new for me.. Have a look at what I made until now. The layout is just for trying so that's why it looks so simple!

Thanks again for your responses