Is there a way to score each individual match of a drag and drop?

I am using the matching drag and drop and there are four terms and definitions.  In the "edit matching drag and drop" I see score by question, but I assume that is the total - so they would get 10 points if correct and 0 if they even get one wrong?  Is there any way to give them partial credit - like if they get 2 out of the 4 matches correct?

Thank you!! 

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victoria Harris

Hi Kevin, Many thanks for these excellent instructions. I have fallen down a bit at the end though as I am a newbie at variables. Can you help please?

It all seemed to be working okay except for the last bit: when I created a variable text box for %Total% it just showed a 1. Am I meant to make a trigger for each drag item eg  Timeline Starts on that layer: Adjust Variable "Total" +Add "Drag1" when Timeline Starts; then the same for Drag2 and so on?


victoria Harris

hi Leslie,  Many thanks for your response. I think I fixed it - I followed my hunch to add a trigger for each drag item on the timeline and it worked. By adding some surrounding text around the %Total% display I managed to get it to display the number correct. It now shows - 'You scored %Total% out of 8' ) . Feeling happy!

Kyle Yates

So, I needed to allow users to drop the correct items onto the drop targets without an order. I also needed to award partial credit for each drop correct. By looking at this thread plus another I was able to create a relatively simple solution for both using the pick 1 freeform.

Each object has a trigger for drop correct or drop incorrect and a trigger adding 1 to an overall variable whenever a drop correct occurs. The buttons off screen are triggered to be selected based on the variable, and the different buttons are given scoring values in the form view.

Anyway, here's the sample, it's one question from a larger test. I removed the correct/incorrect layer in the actual test.

Rick Stanics

This has been a great thread; and I feel SO close to solving my issue! But I'm trying to compile an overall score using three Drag & Drops that I've built to track Partial Scores using Mike Taylor's example (Multiple Choice hiding behind Drag & Drops).

I'm pulling my hair out because even though the Results page sees the updated Variable "Partial" accurately, it only counts the first slide's score in the Your Score result.

%Partial% shows 12, which is correct; but Your Score only shows 5 points, and the review shows slides 2 and 3 as Incorrect.

If anyone could tackle this, it would save my week!

Rick Stanics

That did it! That one simple step was all I needed. Thank you SO much for this fix; it was a great learning experience for me. I've been working with Articulate for less than six months and have learned so much from you all. Thanks again!

Best regards,

Richard I. Stanics
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Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Rick,

I am glad Leslie was able to help you get the project to work as expected!

I just wanted to add a quick note: it looks like your email signature came through when you replied via email. You can remove it by clicking ‘Edit’ below your response. Here’s a quick Peek video if you need help.

Kyle Yates

Hi PJ, 

It would be a decent amount of work but you could use the pick 1 free form option from my example a few posts above this one.  You could manually create multiple choice text boxes and check boxes with triggers that added to the partial point variable... assuming you wanted it scored. 

You could use half the screen for the drag and drop and half the screen for the multiple choice but one master variable for scoring.