Create a setting to disable drag-and-drop in the poll list
I have a number of faculty who use tablet computers to interact with Poll Evferywhere. They are not allowed to install apps due to administration and security issues, so they interact with Poll Everywhere using a web browser. The problem is that they have to use the touch screen to scroll around the page, and very often they will accidentally pick up and drag a poll to a different group, or just rearrange the polls in the group.
Is there a way to add a check box or account setting to disable this drag and drop feature when using a touchscreen?
Sorry for the trouble with this! I spoke with our engineering lead for our My Polls list and we should be able do something for this. We got this in our backlog of work and hopefully will have a solution soon.
I’m not sure if we will add a checkbox or account setting to purely disable the drag-n-drop to reorder. I expect to either add a delay that requires pressing down on a poll for several seconds to enable the drag functionality or we will make it so that dragging on happens on a specific part of the screen.
Thanks for the feedback!
Graham Rae commented
This change made dragging of ranked poll responses on mobile/touch devices to the desired rank order MUCH WORSE. It now takes many times longer to shuffle a ranked list with say 10 choices :( :(
Douglas Adams commented
Thank you for looking into this. The "specific part of the screen" solution would make it similar in function to other systems like Blackboard, where you have to drag using handles on the left edge of the item.