Drag and Drop RESET option

May 02, 2016

Is there anyway to add a RESET option when creating a Drag and Drop activity. I love using the Freeform options when creating quizzes but it would be nice to have a RESET button on Drag and Drop questions when students don't get the correct answers and to make it easy for them to Try Again.

Is a Reset option something they can add to a future update under the Drag and Drop options?

81 Replies
Kimberly Lococo

I just ran into another question on this post I started 3 yrs ago. Is there a way to TURN OFF the Reset function if students want to return to this slide for review purposes? Since the slide properties are set to Reset to Initial State, they can't come back to this slide to see what they answered. I like to allow students the option click the Previous buttons to review the content but this slide comes up with the question in it's original state and only the Submit button is available. They have NO way to review what they answered on this slide or review any slides prior to this one.

I tried creating a new True/False variable attached to the Continue button on the Correct/Incorrect layers and then added triggers to turn off the Submit button and make the Previous/Next buttons visible once they activate the variable. However, the Reset slide property must erase any variable adjustments because I still can only return to this slide in it's original state with the Submit button. Very frustrating!  Thanks!

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Kimberly,

Thanks for reaching out and sharing what you would like to accomplish within your course.

Having the slide properties set to 'Reset to Initial State', any time you return to this slide will display the slide in its original state as you mentioned. 

I'd love to see any ideas from the community on how they accomplished a similar requirement.

Aaron Doty

That will teach me to read to the end of a thread! I kept thinking - "that sounds right" - and going off and changing my quiz triggers, only to realise it wasn't working. Then I came back here and read a bit more...then a bit more...

Finally got the variable solution working, then I read Gerry's elegant solution.

Big thanks to everyone - I learned a lot about variables working through this... 

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Daniel Sweigert

I was able to make this work by duplicating the slide, then having the "Try Again" buttons on both slides set to take them to the other slide. And then I set each slide to "Reset to Initial State" upon revisiting. It's working perfectly for me now. Also, I set both slides to Unlimited attempts.

Charlotte Bibby

Another method that seems to be working for me (and is super simple!) is simply to put a new trigger on the 'try again' button to reset the base layer timeline back to any point in time that makes sense for your slide (e.g. when all loading animations have completed).

Things to note:

  • This resets all drag & drop positions, but may not reset some other things (e.g. permanent changes in state, you could add further triggers on the Try Again button to reset these too)
  • It allows you to have the layer set as 'Resume saved state' so that when the user gets the answer correct, whenever they revisit the slide it will have remembered their answer
  • Having a set number of attempts works correctly without having to manually track it with a variable.