Dragster 3

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Dragster is our rapid authoring tool to create innovative drag and drop activities using multimedia. It has a versatility that lends itself to many different applications in any discipline.  So if you are looking to create engaging drag and drop activities to excite and engage your students? Then Dragster is the tool for you offering key features of:

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Rapid on-line authoring

Create and download your activities any time and anywhere with an easy to use on-line authoring system.

View an overview of the Dragster 3 authoring system

Dragster 3 activity screenshot displaying feedback

Provide rich feedback

On submitting their answer you can optionally display to the student the correct areas, the correct positions and pop-up text feedback for each activity draggable element.

View an overview of an example activity which explores the feedback available

Screen shot of the graphical results analysis of recorded activity scores

Record and analyse student responses

Choose to record the scores and positions for activity attempts on the Webducate system for tutor / student / peer review and analysis.

View example activity results page

Logos of Articulate, Wimba, Exe and CourseLab all compatible with Dragster

Integrate with e-learning software

Published activities can be easily embedded within your resources created with authoring tools such as Articulate, Wimba Create (Coursegenie), Exe, Courselab, Adobe Captivate etc…

View an example Articulate presentation with integrated Dragster 3 activities

Other features…

Dragster 3 offers many more features…

  • Flexible target authoring – define image target areas of any size, shape and number per element.
  • Add elements during activity – create brainstorming activities where participants generate the draggable elements.
  • Published activity files – activity files are exported and can be located on any PC, web server or VLE.
  • Activity embed code – an optional embed code is asvailable for each activity to enable easy sharing on blogs or web pages.
  • Draggable images – activities can use images or text boxes/labels as the draggable elements.
  • Scoring – numeric scores can be allocated to
    correct, close and missed elements. The overall score is presented as a percentage in feedback.
  • Wiki activities – where participants collaborate to generate and position concepts or labels. An activity version history can be viewed.
  • Scorm 1.2 publishing – activities can be published in Scorm format for activity tracking in compatible VLEs.
  • All activity text editable – all text displayed
    within activities is defined during activity authoring providing the
    flexibility to customize and internationalize activities.
  • Easy activity customization – activity settings allow easy authoring of colours used, label and text sizes etc.
  • Keyboard controls – activities can be taken without using a mouse using only keyboard keys maximising activity accessibility (keyboard controls).
  • 2 activity layouts – Landscape and portrait activity layouts.

Example Dragster 3 activities

Try more example Dragster 3 activities:

Four stroke engine (video)
Four stroke engine (video) – this activity involves watching an animation of a four stroke engine before labelling the key components of the engine.

Lumbar vertebra activityLumbar vertebra labeling activity – this activity scores performance and records these scores and the arrangement of labels for future reference (recorded results)

Carbon footprint activity
Carbon footprint activity – the activity participant drags variously sized footprint images onto
appropriate continents. This activity calculates a percentage accuracy

DIY picasso activity
Do-it-yourself Picasso – this example activity uses draggable images and does not provide
feedback. The finished activities are recorded and are available for all
participants to view (gallery of recorded activities)

Metabolic disorders activity
Metabolic disorders activity – this activity involves the classification of 5 graphical profiles against common infant metabolic disorders. The activity calculates a percentage accuracy score and provides rich roll over feedback.

Uses of blogs activity
Uses of blogs in education wiki – a wiki activity that gets participants to collaborate to identify and classify blog uses in education (version history of matrix).NB this activity is based on a matrix created by Scott Leslie.This activity can also be posed as a blank brainstorming version (results from the brainstorming version)

French phrases activity
French phrases activity – this activity asks participants to listen to basic french phrases and match them to their equivalent english.<

Gapminder World Chart 2006 activity
Gapminder World Chart 2006 activity – this activity asks participants to consider the relative health and income of nations based on a chart produced by Gapminder