Moodle: Activities & Resources: Quiz Question Types: Drag and Drop Onto Image

For the Drag and Drop Onto Image question type, images or words are dragged and dropped onto pre-defined fields on a background image.


drag and drop onto image question


To Add Drag and Drop onto Image Questions 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 onto Image 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 onto Image Question.

Drag and Drop into Image question name, text, points, and feedback text boxes


  1. In the Preview section, upload the background image you wish to use.
  2. In the Draggable items section, designate whether each item will be an image or text. Add the image file or enter the text for each option. Grouped items will have a similar color and can only be dragged onto a corresponding colored dropzone. If unlimited is checked, items can be used multiple times. If the Shuffle box is checked, the draggable items will be shuffled each time the question is attempted. (Note: this is used if the Quiz setting "Interactive with multiple tries" is selected.)

Drag and drop onto image items


  1. In the Drop zones section, choose an option from the previous menu for each zone. Drag each text box (or image) to their correct positions on the image. This will add the coordinates automatically.

Drag and Drop onto Image dropzones


  1. Next, add the (optional) Combined Feedback and Multiple Tries settings.

Note: The multiple tries Penalty will only be applied if the quiz has been set to "Interactive with multiple tries".

  1. Click Save Changes to create your question.

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


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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