An exercise of fewer selection


I think it would be best to be working with the Drag-and-Drop feature, but if anyone sees something that I'm missing, please feel free to steer me in the right direction.

I need to begin with a list of about fifty words on the left (A Column), and will need the users to select about twenty to begin with for the first exercise. (This is a SUPER-ROUGH visual demonstration...once I get some traction I'll make some actual slides...)

I need the user to select a few (actual # tbd) of the blue icons, and/or drag them over to the grey squares. 

Then (as if it wasn't already stacking up), I would need to clear the selection of blue squares with those chosen the first time.

I think I will be able to take the "final" results and move it to a printable format, but that's the last

This can be thought of as a preference exercise, starting with a large list of terms, which users will need to determine which things apply to them, and which terms do not apply to them. Afterwards, I will walk them through a process of narrowing down the first column from twenty to about half that.

Another way of looking at it would be this;

Here is a list of the alphabet.
Choose your favorite ten letters. (Ok, now the remaining sixteen go away)
Now you have your (new) list of ten letters and you have to choose your favorite five letters from the ten you've chosen.

Lastly I will create a printable page of their final selection. That's not the hard part ;)

If anyone has any advice on ways of visualizing the process, I would greatly appreciate the input. I keep coming up empty.

4 Replies
Sarah Hodge

Hi Larry! Sounds like an interesting project! I'm excited to see what others recommend! If you do start building this out, I suggest starting small with only a few options so you can test out all the variables, triggers, etc. before building out the entire interaction. I also found a similar thread with an example on how to show drag and drop answers on another slide. I hope that gives you some ideas to get started!

Larry Turner

Hi Sarah, you certainly nailed it with your link to the "Priorities" exercise. That developer was creating something so very similar to what I have been tasked with, but my project is a lot larger, and with more selection stages. I am afraid I will have to hand this project off to be developed solely within its own app as I'm afraid that the complexity of it is beyond what Storyline can do...but I'm certainly not opposed to using Rise for ALL my other training modules that I will be creating, and I will certainly be using Storyline functionality for the enhanced interactions.

I hadn't come across her post during all my searching, so I am grateful that you knew what to look for, and I'm grateful that you shared with me. I'm still very new to this, and hopefully I can learn how to do some complex interactions from the geniuses here. I am impressed  by this community.

Larry Turner

Hi Joanne,

Thank you so much for sharing, and I am so sorry it took me two weeks to respond! I have come to admit that the complexity of this project is a bit much for what Rise and even Storyline can do, and luckily my organization has other design options available to them. It is an in-person exercise that they're trying to make as an online self-assessment but we are finding ways to make it hybrid so that the  "participants" (employees) receive a custom deck of cards, and then we will provide instructions on how to sort and eliminate.

But back to your response and sharing an example, I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge with me, and again, I apologize that it took me so long to see it and respond. Have a great week!