How to: drag and drop quiz slide reset to initial positions

May 15, 2013

Does anyone know what settings to use to reset drag and drop quiz items/shapes to their original location if the submitted reaction is incorrect? I am using unlimited attempts so the "Try Again" layer appears and the "Continue" button prompts the hiding of the layer to reveal only the base layer again.

In sum, on an incorrect submitted response, I want the items to go back to their places instead of staying in place on the incorrect drag and drop location.

Thank you!

58 Replies
Allison Halterman

I'm on a tight deadline (this Friday, two days from now) and hope someone can help me. I've been able to use these instructions successfully before, but now correct items are not disappearing as they should.

I also had other issues with previously functioning Drag and Drop interactions after update 5 (as in this thread), and was able to get items to snap correctly by deleting and re-adding the drop targets. 

However, deleting and re-adding drop items is not resulting in correctly dropped items disappearing.

This question has a lot of items to sort, and is overly complicated unless the learner can be left with only incorrectly sorted items on the second attempt.

It worked before, it's only since updating that it stopped working.

Kim Tuhaka

Hi guys

I'm now having the same challenges with a drag and drop. If the user doesn't get the answers correct, I'd like the activity to reset itself to the initial state. I downloaded Rebecca's example she posted above and apart from the use of States, I'm pretty sure mine's identical....except mine's not working correctly. Is anyone able to help please? I'm going cross eyed with this one trying to work it out.

Glenn Reagon
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Justine,

This tutorial I created some time back describes how to reset a D&D to initial state by limiting attempts. There's also a link to a sample .story file.

Ahhh yes!  Thank you Rebecca, your tutorial is EXACLTY the solution I was looking for as I to was having a hard time figuring this out.  Thank you greatly for making the video and the step by step instructions.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Birna,

I'm not sure if Monique is still subscribed here, as the post is a bit older - but you could always use the "contact me" button on a ELH users' profile to reach out to them directly! 

This discussion is also a bit older, so you may want to share a bit more about your set up and what issue you're running into. That way we can point you in the right direction! 

Brian Ludwig

Jimmy, I have the same issue.  My workaround was to force that drag and drop question to always show in the question bank and locked it to the top of the draw.  Then I used the "jump to slide" trigger they mentioned here to jump to the question draw instead of the slide itself.  That way when the question draw is reset it always goes to the drag and drop question. 

That won't be feasible in every situation but it works for one drag and drop question in a pinch. 

Cristina Arias

Hi there, 

I am having issues with a drag and drop quiz. I followed Rebecca's advice and was able to get the first drag and drop question to work, but for some reason the other questions won't offer the user to retry. I have it set for 2 attempts but only the first question offers the 2 attempts. The strange thing is, if I grab any of the questions and place it as the first question it'll work, but not in any other order. Any advice is greatly appreciated. 

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