Drag&Drop in Review mode?

June 29, 2018
Lieve is a civil engineer (ir) and a professional musician. After years of teaching and research (project management/eLearning/instability) she is now a freelancer specializing in advanced Adobe Captivate as trainer and consultant. Her blog is popular with Captivate users worldwide. As an Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Education Leader, she has presented both online and offline. Since 2015 she is moderator on the Adobe forums and was named as Forum Legend (special category) in the Wall of Fame. In 2017 Adobe Captivate users voted for Lieve as a Top Content Experience Strategist.
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Drag&Drop in Review mode?

Lieve is a civil engineer (ir) and a professional musician. After years of teaching and research (project management/eLearning/instability) she is now a freelancer specializing in advanced Adobe Captivate as trainer and consultant. Her blog is popular with Captivate users worldwide. As an Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Education Leader, she has presented both online and offline. Since 2015 she is moderator on the Adobe forums and was named as Forum Legend (special category) in the Wall of Fame. In 2017 Adobe Captivate users voted for Lieve as a Top Content Experience Strategist.
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June 29, 2018

Intro

Drag&Drop slides are very close to the other Quiz slides, but they do not have totally the same functionality.  One of the lacking features is the ability to show which answers were given, which were correct and incorrect, during Review. That question pops up regularly in the forums. I tried to find a workaround that is not totally satisfactory, but comes close. It also a good example to see the difference between InBuilt states and Custom states. Very often I see some confusion about those stat typess. Start by watching this

Example Movie

Tes movie has only one Drag&Drop slide in the Quiz. Quiz is set up with 2 attempts on quiz level, Retake button will appear after the first attempt in case of failure. After passing the quiz or after the last attempt the Review button will appear. To avoid the usual confusion between Retake and Review, I dragged the Retake button under the Review button.

The D&D slide is set up as scored slide by turning on Reporting. If you don’t do that, it would be considered as a Knowledge Check slide, and reset immediately after leaving the slide. Clcik on this arrow to start viewing the movie.

Play

Setup

States Drop Target (InBuilt)

The trapezoid shape which is used as drop target, will accept all drag sources. They will be tiled when dropped on the target, both size and opacity are reduced a bit. All drop targets (and drag sources) can have several InBuilt states as I explained in this post: States for D&D Objects.

Some of those states appear only temporarily but two InBuilt states will replace the Normal state definitely: the DropCorrect and the DropIncorrect state. Both appear after clicking the Submit button, and – for a scored D&D slide – will also be retained after leaving the slide and revisiting it during Review. I added those two states to the Drop target:

Typical for InBuilt states is that they only occur in specific situations,  as a developer you do not have the control like for custom states. In the mvoie you will have seen, based on your answer, one of these two states appear during Review.

States Drag Sources (custom)

Although drag sources have InBuilt states as well, none of them is suitable to help showing which sources were dragged correctly or wrongly during Review.  I need to control when the states appear, only during Review, which means I need to create a custom state for each of the drag sources.  Here is the object state panel for one of them:

The labeling of states allows to reuse the same state name for multiple items I sued ‘ReviewMode’ as state name for all the drag sources ‘(6).

I used the possibility to fill a shape with an image, and it still accept text.

Advanced Action EnterDD

Since a copule of versioss the system variable cpInReviewMode is exposed and can be used by developers. I used it to create this easily understandable advanced action, which will change the state for all the drag sources when the learner is reviewing the quiz. There is o need for a THEN part:

Some comments

Although Retake seems to clear the previous dragging actions, after taking two attempts, during Review you’ll see that all the drag sources which have been moved during the two attempts appear in the Drop target. I couldn’t figure ot how to avoid that, nor if  this is by design or a ‘bug’.  If I ever find an answer, will edit this blog post for sure.

Due to the way te score slide is designed (Continue button has to be clicked) it is good practice to add at least one slide after the Score slide. You’ll reach it when clcking the Continue button.

Comments (3)
2018-07-02 19:27:00
2018-07-02 19:27:00

You’re welcome, Shelly, you know that I will always remember your name 😉

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2018-07-02 19:28:15
2018-07-02 19:28:15
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Thank you, Lieve for letting me know I am welcome here and have a mentor to guide me.

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2018-07-02 19:25:41
2018-07-02 19:25:41

Hi Lieve, Thank you for adding another excellent learning resource for me. It means more than you know when I “hit a wall”. Captivate is intuitive but it is nice to know I can find clear guidance here. Thank you again.

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