Create a drag and drop onto image question

Before you start

We recommend that you add a category to the question bank.

For this question type, you will need to have an image to drag and drop text/images onto. If you source an image from the internet, but be careful about copyright/usage (eg use Creative Commons and check the licensing).

Want to see how this question type works?

  1. Self enrol in the Collections in FLO topic
  2. View question 2: Drag and drop onto image (Colour quiz) 


  1. In the question bank, click Create a new question

  2. Select Drag and drop onto image and click Add

  3. Give the question a Category

  4. Give the question a Question Name (required field)

  5. Enter question text (required field)

  6. Decide on the default mark for the question (required field)

  7. Fill in General feedback (students will see this once they have answered the question). You could include the correctly labelled image in this box. Students can then see if/where they made an error. This box is seen by all students regardless of whether their response was correct or incorrect
  8. Select a Background image file and drag and drop it into the box provided, or Choose a file... by searching on your computer (the image should not be larger than 600 pixels width so you may have to resize it). If you are searching the web (eg Google images), for an image be careful about copyright and usage
  9. Under Draggable items (scroll down), for the Type choose either Draggable image or Draggable text (most likely you will use text). Upload an image or type text into the textbox what you want dragged to an area of the background image you have uploaded. Choose a Group to give each image or text item (eg 1, 2, 3...) . Do this for as many items as are relevant. You can also tick the box 'Shuffle drag items each time question is attempted'. If you tick the Infinite box, this means choices may be used in multiple locations 
    Note: within draggable text items, limited formatting of text is possible using <sub> (subscript), <sup> (superscript), <b> or <strong> (bold), <i> or <em> (italics) and <br/> (line break)

     - if 'draggable image' is selected

     - if 'draggable text' is selected
  10. In the Drop zones section (scroll up), for Drop zone 1, choose the Draggable item from the pull-down menu (this will be whatever you have entered in the Draggable items section). These items should now appear below the background image you placed in the question in step 8.
    drop zones and drop zones displayed under background image
  11. Drag the images/text onto the background image – this will populate the drop zone boxes in the Drop zones section with coordinates
    draggable items dragged to drop zone

  12. Click Save changes (if you miss one of the steps, you will stay in the Editing screen and a red highlight will tell you what you have missed)  
    save changes

  13. In the Question bank screen, the new question should be highlighted. Click on the magnifying glass icon preview iconto the right of the question name to preview the question. Click on the cog icon edit icon to edit the question

    preview the question

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