How to Assign Points to Each Correct Answer of a Drag and Drop Question

This post shares how to assign points for multiple select questions in Articulate Storyline.

Published on Updated on January 24 2020
How to Assign Points to Each Correct Answer of a Drag and Drop Question

Scoring the learner for assessments helps reinforce learning and keeps the learners engaged. But Articulate Storyline doesn’t provide a default option to assign a partial score (for example, when learners drop only one option correctly in a Drag and Drop question).

In my previous post, I shared how to assign points for multiple select questions in Articulate Storyline and now, I would like to share how to assign partial score points for Drag and Drop assessments using Articulate Storyline.

Step 1:

Create a Drag and Drop assessment as shown in the screenshot given below.

Step 1

Note: Here, Level 1 should be dropped onto Drop 1, Level 2 and Level 3 onto Drop 2 and Drop 3 respectively. 

Step 2:

Create a Numeric variable ‘Score’ to calculate the score. Ensure the initial value of this variable is 0. Refer the screenshot shown below.

Step 2

Step 3:

Add a trigger to add 5 points to the variable Score each time the learner drags and drops a correct answer to the respective area.

Trigger 1:

Step 3 - Trigger 1

Trigger 2: 

Step 3 - Trigger 2

Trigger 3: 

Step 3 - Trigger 3

Step 4:

Publish the course and check the output.

Step 4

As you can see in the screenshot shown above, a partial score of 10 points is displayed as we have dropped only two correct options (Level 1 and Level 2). 

These are the steps to assign partial scores for Drag and Drop assessments.

I hope this blog helps you. Do share your thoughts.

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