Scenario: You are creating a deck, and you want TWO things to be "bound together". 

  • Maybe you want to drag/drop a picture with a caption, or
  • You want to randomize multiple choice answers that are each composed of >1 text/picture (such as fractions or picture/captions)


Solution: "nested containers"


Since we don't have "group" and "ungroup" as a menu item, you have to do it manually.


See this video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha5Xjxwq87I


Here are the cliff notes:


How to get a blank container ready

  1. Drag a multi pic container onto your card
  2. tap one of the pics in the container
  3. Type cmd-a or ctrl-a to "select all" the items in the container
  4. Type "del" key to delete everything in the container
  5. Select the container and adjust its properties to FIXED and NOT RANDOM


Make a combo item inside of a container (a picture and text combo... or anything else combo)

  1. Put a picture somewhere on your card.
  2. Select it and COPY
  3. Select the "blank container"
  4. PASTE
  5. Now the picture is INSIDE the container. 
    1. Move size the picture inside the container to make you happy
  6. Repeat steps 1-4 for some text or another picture that you want to "bundle" together
    1. That is, create it on your card, then select it, copy, select the container, and paste.
  7. Resize your container and "style" it... remove or add borders/background color
  8. You now have several items "grouped" in a container


For drag/drop

  1. Select your fancy container with stuff in it.
  2. Mark it as draggable
  3. You're done. Now kids can drag the combination of items as a single item.


For multiple choice

  1. Grab another multi-pic container and drop it on your card
  2. Empty everything out of the container, but this time, do NOT change it to "fixed" / "not random".
    1. Leave it as "grid" / "random"
  3. Select the OTHER container that you made earlier... the one with fractions in it... or pictures/text
  4. Copy the other container
  5. Select the NEW (grid) container and PASTE
    1. You have now have a container INSIDE of a container.
    2. Paste several more times to clone multiple items into your outer container
  6. Now you have an outer grid container with several inner containers inside of it
    1. The grid layout will resize your inner containers, so now you might need to rearrange the content INSIDE the inner container to make it look good. 
    2. Be aware, if you resize the OUTER container, that will ALSO resize your inner containers. So line things up iteratively, being sloppy at first. This will save you time until you learn how things work.
  7. Once you have several containers inside your outer container, make sure to mark ONE (or more) as a CORRECT answer. And mark all the other items as incorrect answers
  8. Now you are done. You have a multiple choice container that will randomize answers for the students.


Clone!

It's a lot of work to make these items from scratch, so once you make one, copy and paste it all over the place. And, ideally, you can stick these on your TEMPLATE card to save even more time.


Whew! That sounds rough, but once you get the hang of it, you'll love it.


Need to see it in action. Watch our video tutorial.