Another great tool for creating interactive assignments, such as cloze tasks, the Drag and Drop question type prompts students to insert the correct answer by choosing from several possible options, and dragging it to one of several possible positions within a text or a background image.

To add a Drag and Drop question:

  1. Click on the blue + button (or the "add" icon in the more recent version)

  2. Choose "Drag and Drop" from the Question types

  3. Select your preferred Drag and Drop question type: "Add Inline Text" or "Upload Background Image"

Drag and Drop - Text

Step 1: Create text with drop areas:

  1. Enter your text into the question bar

  2. Click "Add drop area" to create a designated space for your students to populate with an answer. The drop area will read "Drag answer here"

  3. Place your cursor back on the text bar to continue typing

  4. To delete a drop area, click the trashcan symbol

Step 2: Add choices for students:

  1. Type each choice separately into the "type an answer and click enter" bar, and click Enter/Return.

  2. To remove a choice, click the X symbol attached to it.

    Note: Each Answer choice is limited to a maximum of 40 characters

Step 3: Define an answer key for auto-grading

  1. Drag and drop each choice into its' correct drop area

  2. To un-assign a choice from a drop area, click the X symbol in it

  3. Switch on "Allow Partial Credit" to take auto-grading up a notch by allowing your students to get credit for answering part of the question correct.

Drag and Drop - Image

Step 1: Add an image and create a question:

  1. Take a photo or Upload an image (PEG, PNG, GIF, DOC, PDF) from your local device or from Google Drive

Please note: Images must be less than 25 MB in size.

2. Enter your question or directions in the text bar

3. Click on the image where you would like to add drop area(s)

4. To delete a drop area, click the trashcan symbol

Step 2: Add choices for students:

Choices can be either in the form of text or in the form or images

To add text choices:

  1. Type each choice separately into the "type an answer and click enter" bar, and click Enter/Return.

  2. To remove a choice, click the X symbol attached to it.

    Note: Each Answer choice is limited to a maximum of 40 characters

To add image choices:

  1. On the "type an answer and click enter" bar, click the + symbol to the far right and choose "image".

  2. Take a photo or Upload an image (PEG, PNG, GIF, DOC, PDF) from your local device or from Google Drive.

  3. To remove a choice, click the X symbol attached to it.

Step 3: Define an answer key for auto-grading

  1. Drag and drop each choice into its' correct drop area

  2. To un-assign a choice from a drop area, click the X symbol in it

  3. Switch on "Allow Partial Credit" to take auto-grading up a notch by allowing your students to get credit for answering part of the question correct.

How we grade the "Allow Partial Credit" feature in Drag and Drop questions

When you select “Allow Partial Credit”, students’ scores will be auto-graded like this:

Let's take a look at an example of how this works in practice. Here is a Drag and Drop answer key:

There are 10 answer choices. This question is scored out of 1 point.

To receive 100% of the score, students will need to answer all 10 choices correctly.
Please Note: Choices that are left un-answered will not count toward the score at all

Here are some examples of student responses to this Drag and Drop question, along with their auto-graded scores:

Student A

Student A marked 8 correct answer choices and left 2 answer choices unanswered.

Since unanswered choices do not count toward the score there will be no subtraction of points for them.

8 correct answers - 0 incorrect answers = 8

Student A receives 80% of the score

Student B

Student B marked 8 correct answer choices and 2 incorrect answer choices:

8 correct answers - 2 incorrect answer = 6

Student B receives 60% of the score

Student C

Student C marked 5 correct answer choices and 5 incorrect answer choices:

5 correct answers - 5 incorrect answers = 0

Student C receives 0% of the score

Did you know?

Drag and Drop questions are a standard STAAR question type used by the state of Texas.

Would you like to create other types of cloze questions? check out Fill In The Blank question and In Line Choice question !

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