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
Leslie McKerchie

Hello Cristina,

Thanks for letting us know what you are working on, which slides where causing the problem, and a sample .story file for us to take a look.

I noticed that you're using a variable named 'TryAgain'. This is the same variable used across your slides and variables hold their value through the course. So, on slide one if I've already used attempts, the value is already counted and the Try Again layer will not display for subsequent slides.

You have two options:

  1. Have a specific variable for each question.
  2. Reset the 'TryAgain' variable when the user goes to the next question.

Hope that helps :)

Crystal Horn

Hi there, Sarah. If you're using the drag-and-drop freeform question type, you'll just need to do 2 things:

  • Change the slide properties to reset to initial state.
  • Change the trigger on the Try Again layer from "hide this layer" to "jump to slide," and choose the same slide. 

When you leave the Try Again layer, it will jump back to the slide and reset the objects. Let me know if that doesn't work for you!

Antje Graham

Has there been a resolution to the issue of a drag and drop reset to initial state showing 'Incorrect' when reviewing quiz results?

I'm using Storyline 360 creating a quiz with several drag and drop questions, 2 attempts. I'm clear on how to reset the drag and drop (great explanations in previous posts), but when I review results at the end of the quiz, those drag and drop questions are showing as Incorrect. It looks like only the first (incorrect) attempt is recorded, not the second (correct) attempt. The final score, however, is a-ok. It is rewarding the correct points for a second, correct attempt.

Another user posted this question ~5 years ago in this thread - hoping there has maybe been a fix, or something super obvious now that I am just missing (?) - Thanks!

Leslie McKerchie

Hello Antje and welcome to E-Learning Heroes :)

Thanks for contacting us to share that you've been impacted by this behavior as well.

We have filed this for further investigation as a bug report. I wanted to share some information on how we define bugs and how we tackle them when they occur.

I've attached this conversation so that we can provide updates with you here.

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