Matching (MAT) questions require respondents to choose from a set of possible match choices from drop-down lists and correctly pair them with related items. This question type enables you to assess students’ recognition of information and demonstrate comprehension of specific relationships.

Watch how to create a matching question

- On the nav bar, select the
**Activities**menu, then click either**Quizzes, Surveys, or Self Assessments**. In the example below, we selected**Quizzes**.

- From the tool navigation, click
**Question Library**.

- Select
**New**.

- Select the question type:
**Matching Question (MAT)**. - In the
**General**area, enter your matching question details including: - In the
**Choices**area, do the following:- Select the grading method for the question. There are three possible grading options:
**Equally weighted**– The total point value is divided equally among all possible correct matches. Students receive equally weighted points for each correct answer.**All or nothing**– Students receive full points for the question if they select all of the correct answers and none of the incorrect answers. Students receive zero points if they miss any correct answers or select any incorrect answers.**Right minus wrong**– Students receive points equal to the number of right answers they choose minus the number of incorrect answers they choose. To determine how much each answer is worth, the system takes the total number of points assigned to the question and divides it by the total number of answer choices. For example, if a question is worth 10 points and has 5 answer choices, each correct answer is worth 2 points, and each incorrect answer is worth – 2 points (10/5 = 2). If a user gives 3 correct answers and 2 incorrect answers, 2 is the total number of points received for the question [(3*2)+(2*-2)]. Students can receive a minimum of zero on a question; they cannot receive a negative mark.

- In each
**Value**field, enter a choice. This is the list of items students match to.

- To add additional choices for the question, click
**Add Choice**. - Click the
**Remove Choice**(trash can icon) to remove choice fields.

- Select the grading method for the question. There are three possible grading options:
- In the
**Matches**area, do the following:- In each
**Value**field, enter a choice. - To add additional matches for the question, click
**Add Match**. - From the drop-down list for each matching value, select the corresponding
**Correct Choice**.

- In each
- Optional: To add overall feedback for the answer, select
**Add Feedback**. Learn about Quiz Question Feedback. - Optional: To add a hint to the question, select Add Hint. Learn about Quiz Question Hints.
- To verify your answer, click
**Preview**. - Click
**Save**.