Drag and drop not working

Jun 20, 2019

Is there a limit to the amount of boxes and text you can have on a slide for a freeform drag and drop.

I create a drag and drop and it wont let me drag the items

10 Replies
Eric Rowland

Well - I don't want you or anyone to get in trouble, so let's try to figure out a different method to try and help you.

  • Have you identified a drag items and paired it with a drop target?
  • Could you explain a bit more about the interactivity - what do you want the learners to do? 

Check these out - maybe they can help:





Charlotte Vinning

If I copy the slide to a new file and try it, it works – it is just not work in the project I need it in.

The drag and drop is set up correctly and start working until I put a few more drags in. 

The problem is it doesn’t give me the hand to drag it with ☹


Leslie McKerchie

Hi Charlotte,

It looks like you are replying via e-mail, which is not allowing any attachments to populate here in the forums.

It does, however, populate your email signature. You can remove that if needed by clicking ‘Edit’ beneath your response. Here’s a quick Peek video if you need help.

With your permission, I'd like to take a look at your project file to investigate what's happening. You can share it publicly here, or send it to me privately by uploading it here. I'll delete it when I'm done troubleshooting.

Dipu Viswam

Hello There,

I created a simple drag and drop for one of my course, and I had given 2 attempt with a try again button. Also a trigger to navigate the try again button to the base layer along with the reset to initial stage. but its attempting more than 2 attempt and the procedure is repeating and so on....

Is there any solution for that?


Walt Hamilton

The built-in Try Again button merely hides the feedback layer so the learner can make a second attempt. If you jump to the base layer and reset it, you will also reset the number of attempts. One way to make that work is to use a variable to keep track of the number of attempts, and jump to the incorrect layer when the Try Again layer opens if the maximum number of attempts has been reached.

Not only is that a lot of extra work, but showing the learner the errors, and letting them correct them (by dragging incorrect answers to correct spots) improves learning. You may or may not want to indicate which answers are incorrect.

However, if you are insistent on resetting the slide, I attached a sample project that does that near the end of this thread: