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Question types: Drag and drop onto image

Maintained by Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Tim Hunt, Picture of Jamie Pratt Jamie Pratt, Picture of Phil Butcher Phil Butcher
You can use text and / or images as drag items onto defined drop zones on a background image.
Moodle 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9

There are working examples in eAssessment with Moodle on our OpenLearn site.

The documentation is in How to create questions in Moodle on that site.

Demonstration of this question type courtesy of Dot Garman.


This plugin is part of set Open University.


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Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Tim Hunt (Lead maintainer)
Picture of Jamie Pratt
Jamie Pratt: Developer
Picture of Phil Butcher
Phil Butcher: Question type designer
Picture of Colin Chambers
Colin Chambers: Developer
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  • Picture of Stasia Scani
    Sat, Dec 27, 2014, 2:26 AM
    OK, I reinstalled the plugin and now everything works! I don't know if any changes were made but now it's OK.
  • Picture of Dave Perry
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015, 9:42 PM
    Is there a way, when reviewing attempts at a drag and drop question, for the review tool to highlight which answers the user got correct for that question type?
  • Picture of Phil Butcher
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015, 11:22 PM
    No there isn't and you might well ask 'why not?' And the answer comes down to trying to ensure that the feedback is accessible to all users. So we require our authors to write a full solution in the General feedback box. This might include an annotated diagram but if it does that diagram must also have alt-text associated with it - and clearly you can't put that alt-text on the diagram that is used in posing the question.
  • Picture of Curtis Barker
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015, 1:33 AM
    Any thoughts on how to make non-unique choices so that zone 1 could be either of two (or more) responses?
  • Picture of Phil Butcher
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015, 3:58 AM
    We created these drag and drop questions circa 5 years ago and I was expecting our academics to come back and say "that's great" but could we have a way of indicating that zones 1 & 2 could be filled with options A and B and it doesn't matter which way round they're filled. But such requests have been absent. Ok maybe one or two colleagues have raised the possibility, but not sufficient to warrant our investment in developing these question types further. A pity.
  • Picture of Curtis Barker
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015, 6:45 AM
    Oh well. I hadn't had a need until just today and then two different situations presented almost simultaneously. Looks like I'll a Plan B. Thanks all the same.
  • Picture of Brian Gygi
    Sat, Jul 18, 2015, 7:05 AM
    OK, I'm a new Moodle user and a real lunkhead. I just downloaded the code, but I don't know how to install it in Moodle. Is there a site or a resource that would guide me through it? Thanks so much!
  • Picture of Brian Gygi
    Sat, Jul 18, 2015, 7:12 AM
    Oh yes, I have a Mac....
  • Picture of Phil Butcher
    Sat, Jul 18, 2015, 6:24 PM
    These instructions are for a PC but should give you the idea. Search for Mac specific info.
  • Picture of Brian Gygi
    Mon, Jul 20, 2015, 1:42 PM
    Thanks Phil!
  • Picture of jeyda bicer
    Wed, Sep 16, 2015, 8:16 PM
    Is it possible to set the mark for this question as all or nothing? For example the user places 3 out of 5 images correctly, but 2 are incorrect, so this means they get the overall question wrong.
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Wed, Sep 16, 2015, 9:12 PM
    Sorry, no.
  • Picture of jeyda bicer
    Thu, Sep 17, 2015, 7:00 PM
    Thanks Tim. Are you aware of any question plug ins with similar features but offers all or nothing marks?
  • Picture of José Miguel Alayo Berrios
    Mon, Jan 25, 2016, 5:21 AM
    Great plugin. Any update for Moodle 3.0+
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Mon, Jan 25, 2016, 3:39 PM
    Read the Moodle 3.0 release notes! Since Moodle 3.0 these plugins are part of the standard Moodle distribution.
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