How do I create a Matching quiz question?
You can create a matching question for your students.
Note: Matching questions only support text at this time.
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) .
Note: Quiz point values support up to two decimal places. Entering more than two decimal places will round the point value to the nearest hundredth.
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 part of the matching pair
- The second part of the matching pair
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all matches are paired.
Add Additional Match Answers and Possibilities
If you want to add another answer, click the Add Another Answer link .
To add incorrect answers as distractors, enter each item on its own line in the Additional Match Possibilities field . When answering these questions, students will see a randomized list that includes these distractors and all correct answers entered in the Matching right side fields.
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 .