Drag and Drop Reset Position of Incorrect State

We would like to have objects that should not be dropped onto a target to return to their original position.  All other objects can stay on the drop target or perhaps be hidden after drop.  In the attached story, we would like the following objects to return to their original position:  Posters, Light humor, Giving a handshake.

Is there a way to do this? 

4 Replies
Ned Whiteley

Hi Janice,

All you need to do here is to select the Form View in your Question slide, then select Drag and Drop Options and finally check the "Return item to start point if dropped outside" checkbox (Drag Item Options) and select "a correct drop target" from the drop down list. Everything should now work as you want it to.

Janice Pericich

Thank you!

We would also like to have a layer show on the notepad image in the order the learner selects it. For example, if they choose Blocking a person’s movement, that layer would show on the image. Then, if they select Using Slurs, that layer would show on the image, but in the order it was selected. I couldn’t figure out how to do this so I opted to have all the avoid information show up after all the selections were made. I hope this makes sense.


Ned Whiteley

Hi Jan,

Unfortunately I don't think there is an easy way to achieve what you are after. In order to be able to place items on your list in the order they were selected, you would need a layer for each position of each correct item (i.e. 49 layers !) and all the associated triggers to go with that. It seems a lot of work for one slide.

On the other hand, if the order wasn't important, you could have seven additional layers (one for each correct answer) that appeared when the appropriate item was dropped in the trash can and before the Submit button was selected. Sure, the empty spaces might drive the user towards the correct answer, but then you are trying to reinforce what is correct.

Alternatively, you could always have a different order on your notepad and so the fact that there might be two blank lines above what they have just selected wouldn't necessarily mean that those spaces belonged to two items that came above their last selection on the list.

Hope this helps. If you decide to go with one of the options above, but need some assistance, just get back to me.