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Label Image with Drag and Drop Question for Advanced Assessments
Label Image with Drag and Drop Question for Advanced Assessments

Students can select from a list of potential answers and drag them to the correct response box on the image.

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Written by Ethan Kelly
Updated over a week ago

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

In the Label Image With Drag and Drop question, the student drags answers from a list and drops them to the response box positioned on an image.


💡 Tip: Interested in putting drag and drop boxes into sentences or their own space, not necessarily on an image? Click the button below.

Build the Question

  • If you are creating a new item, select the + Create button on the assessment builder, title the item, then select the Add New plus sign to add a question.

  • If you are adding to an existing item, simply select the Add New plus sign (as shown above) to add a question to the item.

Next, select the Fill in the Blanks (Cloze) category from the options on the left, then select Label image with drag & drop.

Compose Question

  • Type the stem of the question into 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.

Add Image

This is the image that you will add response boxes to in order for students to drag and drop.

  • Select Edit to upload an image as the label template

Add Response Boxes

  • Drag the numbered response fields into their appropriate positions. You can add additional boxes by clicking anywhere on the image.

    • Resize: Use the square in the bottom-right corner of the response box to resize the box.

    • Pointers: Choose to add an arrow to any response container. Options are None (default), Top, Right (shown in image above), Bottom, Left.

    • Delete: Removes the selected response container.

  • Possible responses: These are the options the students will have to drag and drop into the image above.

  • 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.

Set Correct Answers and Scoring

Set Correct Answers

  • Enter the full point value for getting this answer correct (see More Options section below for information about Alternate 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

  • Transparent Possible Responses: removes the block border and white background of the options.


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 three 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 3 points total. For example, if the student correctly places 2 out of the 3, the student will earn 2/3 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 0.33 of a point. For example, if the student correctly places 2 out of the 3, the student will earn 0.66/1 point.

💡 Tip: 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.

    • Selecting Show Answers will present the correct answers.

  • Step 3: Verify that the auto-score correctly calculates the point value.

Click to see a short clip of this question type from the student's perspective.

More Options

There are other scoring and layout options available.


Click to see other scoring options such as checking answers and minimum scores.

  • 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. Find more information here!

  • 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).


Click to see response container position 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.

Click to see font size options.

  • 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.


Click to see "Extras"

At the very bottom of the More Options menu, you will see "Extras". These options are not applicable to Otus assessments - they do not have any impact on the questions or the assessment.

Learnosity Resource

You can read more about this question type on Learnosity's Author Guide.

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