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

  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”* you can choose between subtracting points for incorrect answers, or not subtracting points for incorrect answers.

If you choose to subtract points for incorrect answers, 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:

To receive 100% of the score, students will need to match all 10 choices correctly.
Please Note: answers that are left un-matched 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 B

Student C

If you choose not to subtract points for incorrect answers:

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

Here are the same examples of student responses to this Drag and Drop question, along with their auto-graded scores, when choosing not to subtract points for incorrect answers

Student A

Student B

Student C

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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