Matching Questions

About Matching Questions

Matching questions allow Students to pair items in one column to items in another column. Instructors may include a different numbers of questions and answers in a Matching question. For example, the question may include a list of animals and a list of food they eat (herbivore, carnivore, omnivore). The users would match each animal with their diet.

Students will be granted partial credit for matching questions if they answer part of the question correctly.  For example, if the question is worth eight points and the Student gives the correct answers for half of the matches, they will receive four points.

Create a Matching Question

  1. Open the Test Canvas for an assessment.
  2. Select Matching Question from the question type drop-down list. Click Go.
  3.  Enter the Question Text and assign a Point Value.
  4. Select options for question layout and partial credit.
  5. Select the number of questions and enter the text for each question. The number of questions and answers may be uneven. For example, the Instructor may include extra answers to make the question more difficult.
  6. Select the number of answers and enter the text for each answer. Click Next.
  7. Match each Question with the correct Answer.
  8. Complete any advanced features for the question as defined by the Creation Settings of the Assessment.
  9. Click Submit to add the question to the assessment.