Have you ever noticed how often drag-drop interactions are used for assessments? It makes sense because sorting and decision-making activities are popular quiz formats. Sorting activities are good activities, but there’s plenty more we can do with drag-drop interactions.
Take a look at the following example:
This drag-drop interaction lets learners practice real-world tasks without the tired “Correct” or “Incorrect” feedback found in most online courses.
Using a toggle button, you can still give learners the option to compare their work to an expert’s recommendation. The emphasis is placed on practicing a task rather than assessing the ability to complete a task.
Challenge of the week
This week your challenge is to show some creative ways to use drag-drop interactions.
You can use Articulate Storyline or Articulate Studio ’13 to show your drag-drop solutions. PowerPoint and Word users can still participate by storyboarding their drag-drop ideas.
Last week’s challenge
To keep you from dragging your feet on this challenge, check out the radiant examples your fellow community members dropped in last week's e-learning challenge:
- Jeff Kortenbosch once again kicked off the weekly challenge with this well-designed template featuring menu, content, and quiz slides. Be sure to check out the PowerPoint template he shared. Thanks, Jeff!
- Nicole Legault followed up with a radiant example that includes a course menu slide, content slides and an overall great use of purple. We’ll need to nudge Nicole to make this template available.
- David Fair jumped into the challenge with an eye-catching template that features silhouettes, slide transitions, and video players. This is very practical layout that would work for almost any e-learning course. We’ll give David a nudge to share his template, too. David also re-worked one of the free downloads to show how easy it is to customize Storyline templates.
- Sol Moh shared a fun navigation idea in this demo that also includes animated course instructions and a floor-wall-baseboard themed background.
- Ana Lucia Barguil shared a playful example she designed for little girls. Inspired by fridge magnets and the Angelina Ballerina site, Ana showed how versatile this purple color can be. Ana also shared her source file and we always appreciate that. Thanks, Ana!
- Danika Clark shared a really clean and practical template design in her demo.
- Paul Alders shared his purple vision in this tabbed menu example.
- Montse Anderson shared an interactive map with custom lightboxes and tabbed modal boxes.
Quick note about the weekly challenges:
The weekly challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. We’ll feature your work and provide feedback if you request it.
Have a great week, E-Learning Heroes!
Even if you’re using a trial version of Studio '13 or Storyline, you can absolutely publish your challenge files. Just sign up for a fully functional, free 30-day trial, and have at it. And remember to post your questions and comments in the forums; we're here to help. For more e-learning tips, examples, and downloads, follow us on Twitter.