How do I create a quiz question that is a fill-in-the-blank with drag and drop pieces from a word bank?

Oct 30, 2014


I want to be able to create a freeform drag and drop quiz question laid out like the following:

  • A sentence with multiple fill in the blanks.
  • A word bank of choices that would go in the blanks to complete the sentence.
  • Learners would drag the correct word to the correct blank in the sentence.
  • There would be extraneous answers that don't belong in the sentence anywhere, but could still be submitted as a guess.

When I tried to create it by creating drag and drop targets (the targets being hotspots placed on the space directly above the blanks in the sentence), the extraneous answers could not be dragged at all because they did not have a drop target.

I thought of making the hotspots also applicable targets for the wrong answers (according to the form view of the question where you have to choose where the drop targets are) but how do I then trigger when the correct sequence is displayed? Not just when any answer is dragged to the spot?

I have attached a basic example I made, but as you can see, the extra answers in the word bank are not "draggable" (red and purple). Ideally, I would like the learner to be able to submit red or purple on the blank and be told that this is not the right answer.

Any guidance is much appreciated!


9 Replies
Emily Ricco

I figured out the answer on my own, after some playing around, and wanted to leave it here for others who may have the same issue.

If you add the incorrect answers as draggable options in the form view of the slide but leave the drop target as <none>, then the incorrect answers are still draggable but will not be considered a correct response. 


The answer has been provided, Lea. 

Actually, you have to select your dragable object in the left column in the form view, but leave its drop target (right column) empty : your object will be draggable but it will have no correct drop target. 

I don't know if I'm clear, just let me know if that is ok for you. 

Lea Niven-Smith

Wow, apologies, my head is in the gutter today, i'm in a blind panic mode, i just don't know how to do this, and i can't access any of my training files because i don't have SL2. 

I just don't even know where to start, my notes aren't helping me and it's been over a year since i've had to even use this function. 


If we start from the beginning, you have to create a "drag and drop" type question (in free form section).

You create your sentence with some blanks, and on these blanks you create transparent rectangle shapes. Theses will be your drop targets. Rename these objects (blank 1, blank 2, blank 3, etc.)

Then you create the words that will be dragable. Just create text fields. Each word is an object. 

Then you go to "form view" (accessible on the right panel), and you select each dragable words in the left column. There must be as many lines as dragable words. 

In front of the correct words, in the right column, you must select the good "blanks" : just select the good transparent shape for each of the words. 

In front of the wrong words (words that don't have to be placed), just leave "none". 


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