Now that you've started to build an advanced assessment, you may want to add a Cloze with Drag and Drop question.

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The Cloze with Drag and Drop question allows students to drag items (words, phrases, numbers, or pictures) and place them into the correct blanks.


Build the Question

After you choose to create your own item, select the Fill in the Blank category from the options on the left, then select Cloze with Drag and Drop.

There are three steps to building this question. See details on each step below:

  • Step 1 - compose the question.
  • Step 2 - build the drag and drop.
  • Step 3 - create the possible responses.

Step 1: Compose Question

  • Type the stem of the question in this field.
  • You have many formatting options from the Rich Text toolbar, including changing the font size, adding tables, using math symbols, adding multimedia, and more! Click here for more information on the different functions of the Rich Text toolbar.

Step 2: Create the Drag and Drop

This is where you type the text that will include the blanks for students to drag and drop responses into.

  • A response box indicates where a blank box will be placed within the text.
  • To add a response box, select the response box button in the Rich Text toolbar (shown above).

Student preview of the above:

Step 3: Create the Possible Responses

  • List the options you would like your students to drag and drop into the response boxes (you can have more options than response boxes, and vice versa).
  • To add additional response, select the blue + ADD button in the bottom-left corner.
  • You have the same options from the Rich Text toolbar here as well; you can use pictures, numbers, or math symbols in the responses.
  • The options will appear at the bottom by default. To see how to change their positioning, scroll down to the More Options section of this article.

➡️ Group Possible Responses (optional)

This option allows you to group the responses together. Once you click this option, you can add the titles of the groups and begin adding responses that belong in that group. See below for an example.

Student preview of the above:


Set Correct Answers and Scoring

Set Correct Answers

Drag and drop the correct responses into each blank to set the correct answers.

  • Duplicate Responses: check this option if a response can be used more than once.
  • Show Drag Handle: check this option if you'd like the drag handle to appear with each possible response
  • Match All Possible Responses: use this option to specify more than one valid response for a given response option. Click here for more information.

Set the Scoring

  • Choose how many points you'd like the question to be worth.
  • If you have auto-scoring enabled, you'll have to choose Exact Match, Partial Match per Response, or Partial Match. Using the example above, here is a description of how each will work:

➡️. Exact match: the entire question must be answered correctly to receive the point(s).

  • In this example, students will need to place all four responses correctly in order to earn the full point.

➡️. Partial Match per Response: each response box is scored independently, and each is worth the number of points indicated in the point(s) field.

  • In this example, each correct response box would be worth 1 point, making the entire question worth 4 points total. For example, if the student correctly places 2 out of the 4, the student will earn 3/4 points.

➡️. Partial Match: similar to partial match per response, each response box is scored independently, but the point value indicated in the point(s) field is evenly split among the number of options.

  • In this example, each correct response box will earn 0.25 of a point. For example, if the student correctly places 3 out of the 4, the student will earn 0.75/1 point.

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: For details on the other optional scoring settings, such as penalty points, see the More Options section below.


Student Preview

It's highly recommended to Preview the question before adding it to the assessment. This displays the question as the students will see it and also verifies that the answers and scoring work as expected.

Step 1: Select the Preview button to go into Preview mode

Step 2: Answer the question with the correct answers, including alternates.

  • (Optional) Show Answers: Checking this box will display the correct answers.

Step 3: Verify that the auto-score correctly calculates the point value (in this example, 1/1)

➡️ Want to preview the entire assessment? Click here for details.


More Options

Other Scoring Options:

  • Unscored/Practice usage: removes all scoring from the item.
  • Check answer button & Check answer attempts: find more information here!
  • Penalty points: use this option if you want students to lose points for giving incorrect answers.
  • Minimum score if attempted: student will receive points as long as the question has been attempted (if the question is left blank or is unanswered, the student will not earn those points).

Layout Options:

  • Response container position: the default is to have the possible responses on the bottom. You can change the layout to position them on the top, right, or left.
  • Change the font size: In the Font size dropdown menu, you can change the font size of all components of the question to small, normal, large, extra large, or huge.
  • Change the size of the response containers: In the Width (px) and Height (px) fields, you can adjust the size of the response boxes. If you want each response box to have a different size, select the +Add button in the bottom-left corner.


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