Ranking Drag and Drop freeform interaction: is it possible?

Jan 12, 2017

Hi all,

I'm trying to create an interaction which has the functionality of a Ranking Drag and Drop (from the survey slide template menu), but with the customisation possibilities of a Freeform Drag and Drop, so the interaction looks like the rest of my module.

The functionality I'm hoping to achieve is:

  • The learner can shuffle/rank a series of statements that sit in one column (rather than one column of draggable pieces and a second column of drop targets).
  • When the learner drags a statement to the place they want and releases it, the piece that is currently sitting in that drop target shuffles to the empty space available in the interaction.
  • And all of this is done nice and tidily with drag items snapped to the target.
  • With a look and feel consistent with the rest of my module :)

At the moment I currently have my drop targets at the back of the slide, and the draggable pieces sit on top. I've set my freeform to allow only one dropped item per target, but I can't then tell the piece where I want it to go specifically - it just bumps to it's original place, or gets lost behind other pieces etc... it's a bit of a mess

I'm having trouble formulating the precise question for what I'm after to bring up a search result, so apologies if this has already been covered in another thread and I didn't see it!

Here's a Tempshare link, and I've attached my working file with a bit of an explanation too.

Any advice is greatly appreciated, would love to hear your thoughts!


1 Reply
Leslie McKerchie

Hey Jilly - 

I took a look at the file you shared here and my first thought would be that if you could show the items to 'drop' outside of the drop zones, that would help. The reason they will overlap is because you are starting with the drop zones populated.

In addition, some of the jumpy formatting when the items were dropped was due to the object and the drop zone being different sizes. So, when you said snap to center - it was a bit off.

Take a look at your slide 1.5 now and see if this may work better for you or at least get you headed in the right direction.

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