How do I create a Matching quiz question?
Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.
You can create a matching question for your students.
Note: Matching questions only support text at this time.
Create a New Question
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 . 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 .
Enter number of points the question is worth (quiz totals are calculated based on combined total of questions) .
Enter Matching Question Details
To build a Matching question, you will need to enter the following details:
- The question text (use the Rich Content Editor to include video, images, math equations, or flash activities)
- The first word of the matching pair
- The second word of the matching pair
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all matches are paired.
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 . All answer comment fields are red.
You can also create general answer comments for the quiz question as a whole . 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.
Click the Update Question button.
Add additional individual questions as needed.
Student View for Matching Question
Student View for Matching Feedback
If you allow students to see the correct answers, correct responses are marked with a green flag . Incorrect responses will be marked with a red flag  and any correct answers not indicated by the student are marked with a gray flag . Partial credit will be assigned if some of the blanks are completed correctly .