Assessment Question Types: Matching
You can create or edit questions from two locations in the Assessments tool: in an assessment or the Question Database.
Step 1: Locate and click the assessment or click .
Step 2: Depending on whether you are creating or editing a question, do one of the following:
If you are creating a question:
- Click .
- Click .
- If you are editing a question, click the question title.
Step 3: Enter a title. The title is helpful for doing searches in the Question Database, where you search by question title.
Step 4: Enter the question in Plain Text or HTML format:
To enter the question in Plain Text format, enter the text. The text will appear exactly as you have typed it.
To enter the question in HTML format, you can use the HTML Creator or hand code the HTML:
To use the HTML Creator:
- Click the Enable HTML Creator button. The HTML Creator appears.
- Enter the question.
To hand-code the HTML:
- Select Use HTML.
Enter the HTML code.
- To use the HTML Creator:
- NOTE: Depending on administrator settings, the HTML Creator may not be available or it may appear by default.
Step 5: Optionally insert an equation.
Step 6: Optionally add an image to display with the question:
Next to Image, click . The Content Browser pop-up window appears.
- If the image file you want to add is on your computer, click the My Computer icon. Your computer's file browser or the Upload Files from Your Computer screen appears.Locate and select the file. The image is added. If the image file you want to add is in the course system, navigate to the file and select it. Click . The image is added.
Step 7: Under Matching Pairs, do the following:
If you need larger text boxes, change the column format by clicking Short Answer.. Larger text boxes appear. The default column format is
In Column 1, enter an item in a text box in Plain Text or HTML format.
In Column 2, enter the matching item in the corresponding text box in Plain Text or HTML format.
- If you need more text boxes, click . Additional text boxes appear.
Step 8: Under Grading Scheme, do the following:
If you want each correct match in the list to receive an equal percentage value, select Equally weighted/All answers have equal value. This means if Students match 50% of the items correctly, they receive 50%.
If you want all items in the list to be correctly matched for 100%, select All or nothing. This means if Students match 50% of the items correctly, they receive 0%. They must correctly match all items to receive 100%.
- If you want to deduct a percentage value for incorrect matches, select Right minus wrong. This means if Students match 60% of the items correctly but 40% incorrectly, they receive 20%.
Step 9: Under Column Preview, select one of the following:
If you want Students to see both lists at the same time, select Preview both columns.
- If you want Students see the first list and to select items in the second list from a drop-down list, select Do not preview both columns.
Step 10: To see more options, click the Expand/Collapse icon next to More Options. The More Options section expands.
To include a comment about the question, enter it in Plain Text or HTML format in the General feedback text box. The comment appears when Students view their graded assessment.
To include a note that is visible only to yourself or other Section Designers, enter it in the Section Designer notes text box.
Place the question into a category. All questions are automatically stored in the Question Database but the Question Database can contain many questions, so we recommend that you organize questions in categories.
- To place the question in an existing category, select Specify an existing category and from the drop-down list, select the category. Uncategorized Questions is a default category. If you do not specify a category, the question is placed here automatically.
To place the question in a new category, select Create a category and enter the category name in the text box.
To preview the question to ensure it appears correctly, do the following:
- Click . The question appears in preview mode.
To test the grading scheme and feedback:
- Select your answer and click . The grade appears in preview mode.
- To test another answer, click . The question appears in preview mode.
- When you are finished previewing the question, click . The question appears.
Step 11: Click the button at the bottom of the page.