Documentation:Connect/Create a Matching Test Question (How To)

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Matching test questions ask students to pair items from one column to another column. The number of questions given and answers available to match does not have to be equal in number to make the questions more difficult. This document will show you how to:

  • Create a matching question
  • Enter the question text and set the options
  • Enter the answers and feedback

Create a matching question

  1. From the Course Management menu on the left-hand side, select the Control Panel
  2. Under Course Tools, click Tests, Surveys, and Pools
  3. Click Test
    Tests, Surveys, and Pools link is found under Course Tools in the Course Management menu on the left-hand side of the screen.
  4. Edit an existing test by clicking the face-down arrow beside a test's name when you hover over it
    Note: You can also create a new test clicking Build Test at the top of the page
  5. Click Edit
    The Edit button can be accessed by hovering over a test's name and clicking the face-down arrow.
  6. Click Create Question at the top of the page
  7. Click Matching

Enter the question text and set the options

  1. In the 1. Question section, enter the question text
  2. In the 2. Options section, select the numbering options for the questions
  3. Set if partial credit will be given

Enter the question/answer pairs

  1. In the 3. Questions section, select the number of questions or pairs
    Note: The minimum number is 4.
  2. Enter the question and the correct answer for each Question/Answer Pair
  3. (Optional) Change the partial credit percentage after each question/answer pair
    The image above is an example of the question/answer pair section.
  4. (Optional) Increase the possible matching choices by adding unmatched answer choices
  5. In the 4. Answer Order section, choose to randomly order the answer choices or manually organize them
  6. In the 5. Feedback section, enter responses to be displayed to students for incorrect and correct answers
  7. In the 6. Categories and Key Words section, add descriptive words for the question to make it easier to search for in future tests
  8. (Optional) In the 7. Instructor Notes section, add notes for yourself on topics such as ideas behind the question or things to think about for future changes
  9. Click Submit at the bottom or top of the page

The new Matching question appears at the bottom of the Test Canvas page. You can change the point value of the question in the Points box in the top left corner of the question.

Related Resources

  • Getting Started with Building a Test (pdf)