Looking for some feedback

Hello everyone!

I'm new to the E-Learning universe, and I was hoping to get some feedback on a study guide I created for my wife's community college class. It's a variation of the drag-and-drop interaction, sort of like the game "Memory." I have been messing around with it for a few days, and was hoping to get some feedback from you guys.

Also, I have been having a lot of trouble trying to integrate the course with Blackboard. I have watched a couple of videos and read a couple of threads about it, but haven't been able to figure it out yet. Maybe someone could point me in the right direction.

Apologies in advance if this is posted in the wrong spot, or this type of thing isn't done here.

Thanks in advance,

Patrick

Here's the link: https://googledrive.com/host/0B_9gX9CTMSFJcE9nY2V6SjhxZDA/

6 Replies
Phil Mayor

Hi Patrick

Thanks for posting.

I like the concept, in practice I found it a little tedious, it sort of falls down where the same answer does not match (True is on there three times at least and you need to find the correct one).

Nice idea, I think it needs a little polish and some work on the application.  

Just one last thing, remove the previous button off the first slide.

Tim Slade

Hi Patrick,

Welcome to the community! You look like you’re on the right track. For someone who is new to eLearning, you've done a really good job from a design standpoint. I REALLY like the blue background texture you used.

As for the drag-and-drop interaction - I found it difficult to complete, as you have to click on each of the squares on the left to reveal the question, and then click on each of the squares on the right to reveal the answer. Maybe you can set it up so that you simply need to roll over the squares to reveal the content, that way it's easier for the user to capture all of the information before making a move? I hope that makes sense. 

All in all, your headed in the right direction.

Patrick Gurczynski

Thanks guys! I really appreciate the feedback. You have confirmed some of my initial thoughts. I'll test a couple of your ideas and hopefully come up with something a little less cumbersome.

Thanks again!

P.S. Tim, I'm a HUGE fan and really appreciate your website and blog. It's been a big source of inspiration. Keep up the great work!

Nancy Woinoski

Hi Patrick, I think Tim is on the right track with the roll over idea. This would give the user enough time to actually read the question. The way you have it set up right now I had to keep clicking on the question because I didn't have enough time to read what was in the square before it closed.

I think I would also lose some of the text builds on the intro slides for the same reason. I did not have enough time to read the instructions before they closed and I am not sure the builds add any real value.

I also agree with Phil about the multiple true answers - You should probably allow any one of the true answers to be correct or change the questions so that each one has a unique answer.

Patrick Gurczynski

Thanks again for all of the feedback. I tried to incorporate as many of the suggestions as I could. Ultimately, I opted for an easier-to-read version of the questions and extended the time on text builds. The original T/F questions were supposed to work for any of the questions, but I have tested these to make sure they do now.

Thanks again!

Patrick

Here's the new link: http://bit.ly/17544Up