I constructed a template to easily create Drag-and-Drop questions.
The steps below illustrate how to take the template file (labeling the Canadian Provinces) and adapt it to become a labeling of a velocity VS time graph (or whatever else you desire).
STEP 1) Prepare your image.
If you want to follow along, you can use the following image: forceTimeGraphAnswers.jpg
-locate, create or modify an image that contains proper labels (this will be used to show students what the correct labeling was).
-Open the image in MS Paint.
-Be sure to size your image to less than 800px X 800px.
-Save the original labeled copy, for example “forceTimeGraphAnswers.jpg”.
-Use the eraser tool to scrub the answers from the image.
-Save your “scrubbed” image with a different filename, for example "forceTimeGraphBlank.jpg"
STEP 2) Open the Drag-and-Drop Temple.
-The file can be found shared on the Maple Cloud OR
-Here: Drag-and-Drop Template
STEP 3) Upload your images.
-Upload both images at the bottom of the question designer.
STEP 4) Copy the image URL.
-Double click on each image and copy the image URL from the Image Properties page.
STEP 5) Refer to the algorithm section of the question and modify Step 1 and Step 2.
-Paste each image URL into the appropriate place in the algorithm section of the question designer (Step 1 and 2 in the algorithm).
STEP 6) Remove the images from the question text.
-Remove the images from the question text. They were only placed into the question temporarily in order to attain a valid URL.
STEP 7) Open one of the images in MS-PAINT.
STEP 8) Refer to the Algorithm section of the question and modify Step 3 of the algorithm.
-The image size can be found at the bottom of the MS-PAINT window.
If you are following along, the image size should be 478px x 257 px
STEP 9) Record the positions of each label on the image.
-From within MS-Paint place your cursor over each are you want to drop answers onto and record the (x,y) pair from the bottom of the MS-PAINT window.
RECOMMENDED: Print a copy of your image so you can easily record the locations onto the paper.
STEP 10) Refer to the algorithm section of the question and modify Step 4 of the algorithm.
-record the (x,y) pairing and the name being dropped onto your image, for each and every response area.
*IMPORTANT: You must have at least 1 response area and no more than 10 total.
If you are following along, you should have values close to the following (notice values are approximate)
$answer5="Speed Up (opposite direction)";
STEP 11) Delete any response areas and locations from the template that are not required .
If you are following along, you should delete the rest of the algorithm up to the start of Step 5.
STEP 12) This part is optional, refer to Step 5 of the algorithm.
-You can customize the amount of white space above your image (this is the blank space above your image where the answers are initially placed).
-You can customize the height and width of the drop-areas that appear on your image.
With enough practice you should be able to simply follow the 4-steps outlined within the comments on the template's algorithm.