Drag & Drop Problems
- Category: Blog
- Published: Sunday, 18 February 2018 05:09
- Written by William Franz
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I've been developing in Canvas for a couple of years now, resorting to good-old php and html sites when I need something Canvas can't do. After spending a extraordinary amount of time trying to learn more HTML5 so that I could create drag-and-drop question type, I found that there are three versions of that question type now a part of the Moodle core. I experimented around, found that I could make exactly what I wanted, created it, and published it as an LTI tool. Then it turns out that Canvas needs to connect to Moodle through SSL. I buy a certificate, and then find out that of all of Moodle's question types, the Drag-and-drop does not work as an LTI.
What the heck. Is there no way to get a drag-and-drop question in Canvas??
Here's why this is important. A drag-and-drop question can be used as a learning tool. I am trying to teach stoichiometry, and I really want to do a card sort to teach the dimensional analysis. I could lay out a grid (some people call them train tracks) on a desk, and then have cards with numbers and units for the Given, Molar Masses, Mole Ratio, etc.
Then it hits me - drag and drop is exactly what I'm doing with a placemat-sized grid an a zillion note cards.
If only Canvas would support Drag and Drop question types, or Moodle's LTI worked well with Canvas. I'll take either.