How do I create a Matching question?

You can create a matching question for your students.

Note: Matching questions only support text at this time.

Create a New Question

Create a New Question

With the Questions tab [1] selected inside a new quiz, click the New Question button [2].

Set Name, Type, and Points

Set Name, Type, and Points

Quiz questions are not automatically numbered for instructors. To add a custom name to your quiz question, enter the name in the question text field [1]. Custom names can help you identify quiz questions more easily. Regardless of the question name, students always see quiz questions in numerical order (i.e. Question 1, Question 2).

Click the drop-down menu and select the Matching question type [2].

Enter number of points the question is worth (quiz totals are calculated based on combined total of questions) [3].

Enter Matching Question Details

Enter Matching Question Details

To build a Matching question, you will need to enter the following details:

  1. The question text (use the Rich Content Editor to include video, images, math equations, or flash activities)
  2. The first word of the matching pair
  3. The second word of the matching pair

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all matches are paired.

Add Additional Match Answers and Possibilities  

Add Additional Match Answers and Possibilities  

If you want to add another answer, click the Add Another Answer link [1].

You can add Additional Match Possibilities and these words will be added to the matching list to distract students from the correct answers [2].

Enter Feedback Text

Enter Feedback Text

You can choose to give students feedback in the answer comments fields. To leave feedback for a specific answer, click the comment field beneath the answer [1]. All answer comment fields are red.

You can also create general answer comments for the quiz question as a whole [2]. Students who select the correct answer will see the feedback in the green comment field. Students who select any incorrect answer will see the feedback in the red comment field. All students will see the feedback in the blue comment field.   

Update Question

Update Question

Click the Update Question button.

Add additional individual questions as needed.

Student View for Matching Question

Student View for Matching Question

This is what students see when they encounter a Matching question in a quiz.

Student View for Matching Feedback

Student View for Matching Feedback

If you allow students to see the correct answers, correct responses are marked with a green flag [1]. Incorrect responses will be marked with a red flag [2] and any correct answers not indicated by the student are marked with a gray flag [3]. Partial credit will be assigned if some of the blanks are completed correctly [4].