New Dragster 3 feature – specify individual draggable element colours

e were recently approached by Oxford University Press who were creating a set of Dragster 3 activities that required the draggable text boxes to be different colours.   As this was not easily achievable with the existing authoring system a new activity setting called Set individual text box / label colours was added to the activity settings page. When this setting is checked, colour selection options are presented on the activity Add/edit elements page (see below) allowing these initial element colours to be easily defined.

Select element colour screen shot

In the activities created by Oxford University Press these element colours are used to identify the text blocks that make up different  portions of the name of an organic chemical structure (see below).

Screen shot of example dragster 3 activity

View the Oxford University Press naming organic compounds activities