Moodle 3: Activities & Resources: Quiz Question Types: Drag and Drop Markers

The Drag and Drop Markers question allows students to drop markers onto a predefined area of a background image. The predefined areas on the background image are not visible to the student.

Note: When dragging a marker, students must position the little circle in the center of the area they have selected, not the whole marker, as this might cause confusion and an unexpected incorrect answer.

Drag and drop onto marker display

To Add a Drag and Drop Markers Question to the Question Bank

1. Open Moodle and select your course.

   2. In the Administration block, click the folder next to Question Bank, then select Questions.

Question option under question bank link

3. Click Create a new question.

4. Select Drag and drop markers.

Drag and drop markers option in the sidebar at the left

5. Click Add at the bottom.

6. Enter the Question name, Question text, and Default points which are Required Settings for the Drag and drop markers Question.

Question name, question text, and default points text fields

7. In the Preview section, upload the background image you wish to use.

8. In the Markers section, add the words you want students to drag onto the background image. The Number designates how many times a marker can be used. Instructors also have the option to Shuffle the drag items each time a question is attempted.

Marker details and options for Drag Drop question

9. In the Dropzones section, select the shape you want the selectable areas to be. Enter the coordinates and size. Use the question mark icon next to Dropzone 1 for more information on adding the coordinates.

NOTE: It is recommended that dropzones be slightly too big. It may take several attempts to get the size and location correct for each dropzone.

Our example uses a rectangle. We need to define four numbers:

  • the top left corner of our selected area, by counting the boxes in from the left...

  • and down from the top. Each box is ten pixels, so three boxes = 300 for example.

  • the width of our selected area, by counting the boxes across

  • the height of our selected area, by counting the boxes up

The numbers are separated by commas, with a semicolon separating the corner coordinates from the size, e.g. 10,30;170,250

Drag Drop markers coordinate example

10. Complete the Feedback fields (optional) and designate the Penalty for multiple attempts if using the quiz in adaptive mode. The Penalty for each incorrect try is set to 1 by default.

11. Tags is an Optional feature that allows an instructor to assign key words pertaining to a specific question.

Tag options

12. Click Save Changes at the bottom when done.


Referenced from

4/27/2020 2:57:28 PM