Berlin - Activities | Drag and Drop answer

Activities with "Drag & Drop" answers allow students to use link actions with concepts moving elements to specific targets.
This type of activity is divided in two areas:

A. Wording area. It consists of a sample text by default, but it can include other components like images, audios, and videos.

B. Answer options. This area includes origin and target options by default.

Setup process

  • Step 1. Set up activity properties
  • Step 2. Set up the wording
  • Step 3. Set up the origins
  • Step 4. Set up the targets
    • Option 1. Link a target with other elements within a row or a column.
    • Option 2. Put a target option inside a text
  • Step 5. Link origins with targets

Step 1. Set up activity properties

After adding the activity, go to the "Properties" tab and configure:

PROPERTY

DESCRIPTION

Title

Activity title.

Mastery

Score required to mark activities as complete and get a positive feedback. Getting a 100% score is required by default.
In order to calculate the score of tap-tap activities, we use the following formula: number of correct links / total number of links.
For example, if an activity has 5 possible links and students choose 3 correct links: 3/5= 0,6 = 60%.

Attempts

Number of attempts available for students to find the right option. Once a student finds the right answer, attempts will expire automatically. If you want unlimited attempts, write "0" attempts. (It will only be finished after overcoming the activity).

Competences

This property allows choosing what skills or academic goals are achieved after completing this activity. This option is useful when the platform used to publish a unit keeps record of these data.

Step 2. Set up the wording

1. Write the text for the question (see here ).

2. Optionally, you can add more components within the wording. Don't forget to select the wording (you will easily find it with the breadcrumb trail) before going to the "Add" tab and include the components you need.

Step 3. Set up the origins

3.When created, activities include two elements by default: "Origin" and "Target". If more elements are needed, select the activity and add new "Origin" and "Target" items from the "Add" tab.

4. Selecciona cada "Origen" y, en la pestaña "Propiedades"define el "Tamaño" de cada uno. También podrás utilizar las propiedades "Compensación" y "Es última columna".

5. Redacta el texto de cada Origen.

Step 4. Set up the targets

In order to configure the targets:

6. Selecciona cada Destino y accede a la pestaña "Propiedades". Indica un "Título" para cada destino.

7. Adicionalmente, configura el "Tamaño" del cada destino. También podrás utilizar las propiedades "Compensación" y "Es última columna".

Observa que los destinos son únicamente una línea sobre la que arrastrar cada origen, no tiene ningún elemento que nos ayude a identificar rápidamente cuál de los destinos está relacionado con un origen. Por lo tanto, debemos de buscar el modo de identificarlos.

Existen dos modos de hacerlo:

Opción 1. Relacionar un destino con otros elementos en una fila o columna.

Esta opción nos permite relacionar cada destino con otro elemento (por ejemplo, una imagen, un vídeo, un audio, un texto...). Basta con utilizar las filas o las columnas.

En este ejemplo, hemos creado 3 columnas de tamaño 4 con imágenes y hemos situado debajo los destinos, también con un tamaño 4. Así, cada destino está relacionado visualmente con una imagen.

Option 2. Put a target option inside a text

Imagine that we want students to complete a sentence with origins using drag-drop option to complete blanks inside a text.
In this case, we should link the target with the blank.



Para hacerlo, situamos el ratón sobre la posición del texto en la que deseamos colocar el destino y, en el desplegable "Enlaces"elegimos la opción "Gap".

Después, seleccionamos el Gap que hemos añadido y, en la pestaña "Propiedades" indicamos el destino que queremos que se coloque aquí.

Step 5. Link origins with targets

After configuring each target (linked to a column containing an image, audio, video, etc., or linked to a blank inside a text with a Gap), we should link origins with their targets.
We select the Origin, go to its properties, and choose the "Correct" Target.

Origin properties (Drag)

PROPERTY

DESCRIPTION

Title

Title of the origin. Optional.

Correct

This property allows choosing the right link between origin and target option.

Type of index

You can add a number to each origin option. This way, when reviewing activities and analysing source-target links, we could say that Origin A is linked with Target 2.
We can disable the type of index ("None"), choose "Number", "Upper Latin", "Upper Roman", or "Lower Roman".

Size

This option works like a column, so it occupies 12 spaces in the screen by default (that is, 100% of available space). We can modify the number of spaces occupied by answer options (1-12), which allows creating different layouts: 2 columns (6 spaces each), 3 columns (4 spaces each), etc.

Offset

This option allows creating a breaking space on the left of the option (1-12 spaces).

isEndColumn

This property allows marking an option as the last one within a row. This means that the second column will be placed below the first column, so that the third column appears as the last one within the row. This example shows that two more options could have been included in the first row, but we have inserted them in the next row.

Target properties (Drop)

PROPERTY

DESCRIPTION

Title

Title of the origin. Optional.

Type of index

You can add a number to each origin option. This way, when reviewing activities and analysing source-target links, we could say that Origin A is linked with Target 2.
We can disable the type of index ("None"), choose "Number", "Upper Latin", "Upper Roman", or "Lower Roman".

Size in the text

This allows defining the width (in px) of the blank where source option will be dropped. We only use this when we add a target inside a text (using a Gap). Recommendation: you should count at least 10 px for each letter. So, if we want to insert a word with 5 letters, like "table", 50-70 px should be okay.

Size

This option works like a column, so it occupies 12 spaces in the screen by default (that is, 100% of available space). We can modify the number of spaces occupied by answer options (1-12), which allows creating different layouts: 2 columns (6 spaces each), 3 columns (4 spaces each), etc.

Offset

This option allows creating a breaking space on the left of the option (1-12 spaces).

isEndColumn

This property allows marking an option as the last one within a row. This means that the second column will be placed below the first column, so that the third column appears as the last one within the row. This example shows that two more options could have been included in the first row, but we have inserted them in the next row.