Drag & Drop - 2-parter

May 02, 2017


I have a drag and drop interaction that I want to be two parts.

Part 1 is finding the independent variable. I want the learner to click on the part of the sentence and either a try again or correct layer will appear. Once they get the correct layer, I want to stay on the same slide and have the second part load onto the screen. Part 2 is finding the dependent variable (which could be 1 or 2 choices).

Attached is the basis of my slide. Can someone help me to set this up?

3 Replies
Walt Hamilton

For selecting by clicking, perhaps you want a select one slide. Then I would show the corresponding layer, and move on to the next slide. If it is a duplicate of the first one, the user will see only the layer disappear, without knowing they are on a different slide with a different answer. Or, you could mark the first answer as correct if you want.

I'm not saying you can't have them select both parts, in sequence, from one slide; I'm just saying you can get exactly the same experience for the user with the investment of about 1/10 the resources by using separate slides.

Walt Hamilton

Probably. With DnD, you can give feedback by the question, and you could use states to trigger the feedback. The real problem is if you want the questions answered in order, you are going to have to go through some creative gymnastics to prevent answering the second before answering the first, while still having all options available to be chosen for the first. Here is a discussion that may give you some ideas: https://community.articulate.com/discussions/articulate-storyline/drag-and-drop-is-it-possible-to-limit-drop-zones

The decision is whether there in enough benefit to having one slide that makes it worth creating your own response mechanism, versus using the built-inĀ  mechanism. In the other thread, I think James wants to delay all feedback until the end, and I'm not sure that is what you want.

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