Loyola Support Documentation

How do I create a Matching question?

Updated Jan 18, 2021

The Matching question type allows the user to create a numbered list of choices and a corresponding drop-down list of matches.

Go to Tests & Quizzes.

Select Tests & Quizzes from the site tool menu.

Select an assessment.

Questions may be added to any assessment. Select an existing assessment or create a new one.

Note: Questions can also be added directly to a question pool.

Create a New Assessment.

Select Add.

For more information on creating new assessments, see How do I create an assessment?

Or edit an existing assessment.

Select Matching from drop-down menu.

After selecting Matching from the drop-down menu, the page will display additional options for the question.

Set the point value for the question.

Enter the point value for this question. Questions may be worth any point value you choose. 

Tip: Keep in mind that the point value of all the questions in the assessment will equal the point value of the assessment in the Gradebook. So, if you want your assessment to be worth a total of 100 points, you should assign point values to your questions accordingly.

Display points?

To display the point value of a question while a submission is in progress select the radio button for Yes.  To hide the point value for the question or if there is no applicable point value for the question, select the radio button for No..

Minimum Point Value. (Optional)

This option specifies a certain number of points that is awarded automatically to every test taker who attempts the question, regardless whether or not the test taker selects the correct answer.

Extra Credit. (Optional)

Selecting this option designates a question as extra credit. This means that the points awarded for this question are not treated as part of the total points for the assessment, and there are no points deducted for skipping this question or answering incorrectly. Instead, users answering correctly will receive the Extra Credit question point value added on top of their total points earned in the assessment.

Add Question Text.

Type the Question Text into the text box provided.

Note: To edit with Rich Text Editor, click the hyperlink to open the full menu.

Add attachment. (Optional)

Select Add Attachments to browse for and select a file attachment if desired.

Add text for Choices and Matches.

Use the Choice and Match text fields to create a correct pair, then select Save Pairing. (Remove or edit any of the created pairs by using the Remove and Edit links next to each pair.)

Note: Alternatively, select the type of match from the drop-down menu. Choices of match type are *new*, *None of the Above*, or select from existing matches.

Assign to part. (Optional)

If there are multiple parts in the assessment, assign the question to a different part.

Assign to pool. (Optional)

To copy this question to an existing question pool, select the pool name from the drop-down menu.

Add answer feedback. (Optional)

Feedback is optional text available for the test taker to review after the particular question is graded. For matching questions, the feedback option is offered for correct and/or incorrect answers, if desired.

Tip: To edit with the Rich Text Editor, click the hyperlink to open the full menu.

Select Save.

Select Save to save the question (or Cancel to exit).

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