Drag & drop images on background


Example of a Drag & drop images on background item type in the Edumatic player: 


Proceed as follows to create a Drag & drop images on background item

  1. Right click the folder in which you want the Drag & drop images on background item to appear.
  2. Select New item.
    Result: The screen Make new item appears
  3. Select the item type Drag & drop images on background item.
  4. Give it a name.
  5. Click OK.
    • Open the tab Properties to add or change the metadata of this item.
    • Open the tab Content and click on the text icon to add a text field or the asset icon to add an image, sound or video , ...
  6. Click on + Background to add a background image.
  7. Select an image from the media library or from a local device.
  8. Click OK.

    Warning: A background image cannot be deleted once added. It can, however, be replaced by clicking on + Background again and following the same procedure as stated above.

  9. Click on + Dropzone to add a drop zone.
    Result: A white square, representing the drop zone appears in the upper left corner of your screen.
  10. Select it by clicking it once.
    Result: The properties if the drop zone are shown at the bottom of your screen.
    • Adjust the position of your drop zone here.
    • x indicates the horizontal position
    • y indicates the vertical position.
    • Alternatively, use the arrows of your keyboard to move the gap around.
  11. Click and drag the square to position the drop zone.
  12. Click the button - Delete To delete a drop zone.

Adding and editing answers

Proceed as follow to add or edit an answer in a Drag & drop images on background item:

  1. Click the button with the three dots in the column Value to add an answer.
  2. Select an image from the media library or from a local device.
  3. Click Ok.
  4. Indicate whether the answer is correct.
  5. Add a score.
  6. If necessary, add feedback.

Editing a Drag & drop images on background item

In the Question properties, you can set question feedback, positive and negative feedback. At the bottom you see these additional options:

  • Show lines (active or inactive), will (or will not) show the lines in the exercise.
  • Shuffle (active or inactive) will (or will not) mix the drops.
  • Show gaps (active or inactive). If active zones have been defined, it is best to hide the zones and set this function to inactive.
  • Infinite piles (active or inactive). If this function is active, you can infinitely take a drag from the list on top.
  • Snap (active or inactive). If this function is active, the drag will snap to the zone. If not, the drag will stay where it is positioned on the figure.

Adding a Hotspot

Proceed as follows to set the drop zone manually:

  1. Click on + Hotspot
    Result: The mouse pointer changes into a drawing pencil.
  2. Clicking once to set the beginning of the zone.
    Result: A red dot appears on your background.
  3. Click a second time to draw a second dot.
    Result: the first point is automatically connected to the second.
  4. Continue until you have drawn the zone of your choice.
  5. Click near the first dot to finish the zone manually.
  6. Click - Close hotspot to finish the zone automatically.
  7. Click - Hotspot to make all drawn hotspots disappear.

Tip: When you are using hotspots, it is best to set Show gaps to inactive. Otherwise, the exercise will be too easy.

Setting Tab sequence

You can use the Tab key of your keyboard to jump from one gap to another in the exercise. To set this order of jumps yourself proceed as follows:

  1. Click on Tab order once.
    Result: The button is pressed down.
  2. Go through each gap and click if necessary to change the order.
  3. click Tab order once more to confirm.
    Result: The button is no onger pressed down.

Tip: The tab order can be important, because tabs with higher numbers are piled on top of tabs with lower numbers. For example : if you have a gap with tab 2, the hotspot of this gap will lie on top of the hotspot of the gap with tab 1 (provided there is an overlap). This can be crucial when answering the questions by dragging to hotspots.

Adding lines

To avoid overlapping drop zones, or to improve structure in general, it is possible to add lines that connect a specific part of the picture to a drop zone in a more convenient area of the picture.


Proceed as follows to add lines:

  1. Click on + Line to add a line to the drop zone.
  2. Click and drag the start of the line or the white square at the end of the line to the desired position.

    Tip: You can add more than one line per gap.

  3. Click on - Lines to delete all the lines of a gap.
  4. Remove one single line by selecting a line and clicking - Delete.

Adding Initial values

A text gap can contain a readily filled in value. In the player, this value (or solution) will be shown to the candidates/students.


Proceed as follows to set an initial value:

  1. Click Initial values.
    Result:(The button is pressed down).
  2. Drag the predetermined values (indicated in red below) of your choice to the gaps or on the drawing.
  3. Click Initial values again to confirm (so the button is no longer pressed down).
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