Moodle: Activities & Resources: Quiz Question Types: Drag and Drop into Text

For a Drag and Drop into Text question, missing words in the question text are filled in using drag and drop.


Drag Drop Onto Text Sample Question

To Add a Drag and Drop into Text Question to the Question Bank:

  1. Open Moodle and select your course.
  2. In the Administration block, click Question Bank then click Questions.
    admin menu with question bank selected
  3. Click Create a new question.
    question bank with "create new question" selected
  4. Select Drag and Drop into Text from the sidebar at the left, then click Add at the bottom.
  5. Enter the Question name, Question text, and Default points which are Required Settings for the Drag and Drop into Text Question.

Question name, question text, and default point text fields


  1. When entering the Question text, use double square brackets with a number in place of the word or phrases you wish the students to find.

Question text sample


  1. Add the missing words or phrases in the corresponding numbered boxes in the Choice section. You may add extra words/phrases to increase difficulty. If you select Shuffle, the display order will be shuffled for each student. Choices within the same group are color coded and can only be dropped into a field of the same color. Choices that are unlimited may be used in multiple locations.

a list of Answer Choice text fields and options


  1. Complete the Feedback options.
  2. The Penalty for each incorrect try is set to 1 by default. This is only applied if the quiz is set to adaptive mode.

Click Save changes at the bottom to save your question.

To add your newly created question to a quiz, see Adding Quiz Questions to a Quiz.


MoodleDocs: Drag and Drop into Text question type

Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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