SL2 -> SL3 Drag and Drop multiple objects to single target broken in SL3 preview and when published as HTML5

This issue appears in SL3 Preview only. Subsequently, when published in Flash with HTML5 fallback, the screens behave as expected, and as they performed in SL2 preview. However, if published in HTML5 with Flash fallback, they perform incorrectly as documented below:

I found that all of my Drag and Drop screens I had programmed in SL2 that have multiple drag objects for a single target, and that have been converted to SL3 do not work if the "Drop Target Option" is set to anything except "Snap to center". These worked just fine set to "Tile" in SL2. 

The behavior of the drag objects in SL3: Click on object and attempt to drag to target box. The object "clings" to the mouse and will not let go, and will not snap into the target.

I have set up a sample file (attached) that displays this behavior.

Thank you.

13 Replies
Susi B

Hi Richard,

we had the same issue but only when we used hotspots as a drop target and when the elements were shuffled. I don´t see it in your file when preveiwing tho.

Another problem we had was not correct placing of drag objects when their right/wrong state is bigger than the normal state (because of added pictures like a happy/sad smiley to the states).

Susi

Katie Riggio

Great news, folks!

To follow up on Leslie's post – I'm excited to note that we just released update 3 for Storyline 3! You can view all the new features and fixes here.

One of the fixes addresses an issue where drag items would not drop on targets (HTML5 output).

Here’s where you can download and install the latest version of Storyline 3. Let us know if you have any questions!

J P

I have downloaded this update, however I'm still having issues with the drag and drop interactions. The drag item and drop target are correct but occasionally the interaction tells me it's incorrect.   In addition, I'm trying to snap to center and they drag item continues to snap to the offset or tile position.

Jhulio Solís-Fondeur

Hello, I've been having problems with Drag and Drop objects even when created with SL3. I just noticed that there are no more Drop Zones available on the menu which are now only Clic Zones. I will now have to go back to 40 - 50 objects in order to correct them all. I hope this can be solved and at the same time, that it could help some others facing this issue.

Jhulio Solís-Fondeur

Good morning Lauren,

I work in French for the Department of Education of the province of New Brunswick, Canada.

I have used and preferred Articulate products for the past 9 years.

As you can read in the screen capture, it’s all in French… I already replaced everything and the only thing I can show you is a snapshot of the actual case:

where 1 used to be Add a drop zone and Modifier les zones de clic (Modify clic zones) used to be Modify drop zones.
[cid:image004.jpg@01D6925E.BC0C9290]It was quite practical then.

We still can get the same results adding Clic Zones instead of Drop Zones but for this, it is necessary to replace it all in each and every one of the animations conceived with SL2 or any other previous to SL3 or 360.

I copy Allison since she handles the Storyline Heroes in French and I have written to her in the past.

Thank you for your prompt reply and interest. One can always count on your wonderful team and its prompt intervention which is very reassuring and helpful.

Should Drop Zones be available once again it would be greatly appreciated.

I whish a nice and COVID-19 safe wonderful autumn to you, Allison and everyone in the Team ! 😊

Jhulio Solís-Fondeur, Webmestre MM, Cert. Andr.
Concepteur multimédia cours en ligne francophones
Éducation et développement de la petite enfance
Skype / Courriel : jhulio.solis@nbed.nb.ca

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Jhulio Solís-Fondeur

Hi Leslie,

I'm sorry, I would have shared the all the files but I have already made the modifications from Drag and Drop to Click on the image in the 7 projects affected, the other 214 didn't have this.

Should I find another one in the future I'll make a copy before doing any changes and send it to you (your team).

My current SL3 version is 10 : 3.10.22406.0

Jhulio Solís-Fondeur, Webmestre MM, Cert. Andr.
Concepteur multimédia cours en ligne francophones
Éducation et développement de la petite enfance
Skype / Courriel : jhulio.solis@nbed.nb.ca

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Katie Riggio

Hello Jhulio,

I'm glad to hear you found a solution — thanks for letting us know!

If the drag-and-drop object issue resurfaces, we're ready to explore further. You know where to find us. 😀

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