Match Questions in Moodle

Quizzes in Moodle can help assess student learning. They can be used as a formative exercise that includes feedback and multiple attempts or a summative test with a strict time limit and shuffled questions. Learn how to create matching questions in quizzes with this article.

For more information on quizzes, adding questions, and the question bank:

For information beyond these articles, please visit Moodle documentation here and here.

1. Navigate to the course in which you would like to create questions. Locate your desired quiz or open the question bank, and add a question.

  • If you are unsure of how to add questions to quizzes or to the question bank, please visit the articles listed at the top of this page.

2. You will be immediately directed to a window to choose your question type. Select "Matching", and then click "Add" at the bottom of the window.

3. Select the category in which you would like to place this question.

  • Category: Select the category you would like the numerical question to go into. For example, you may with to categorize questions by subject, unit, use in a midterm or final exam, etc.

4. Enter a question name and your desired question text.

  • Question name: Give the numerical question a descriptive name. You'll use the name to track your questions later, so "Question 1" isn't a good idea. The name will be used in the question lists on the quiz editing page or in the lesson as a page title. It will not be shown to the students, so you can choose any name that makes sense to you and possibly other teachers.
  • Question text: Create the question text. This is where you might write prompts, include relevant links, photos, etc.

5. Enter the question status, points, and general feedback.

  • Question status: This allows you to set the question as a draft, or one that is ready to be used.
  • Default points: Set the default question mark (grade).
  • General feedback: If you wish, add general feedback. This text will appear to all students after they have answered the question, if you have allowed immediate feedback in the quiz settings. This is different than specific feedback, which will depend on the question type and response. For example, you might use this to provide students a fully worked example and links to resources about the material.
  • Shuffle choices: Choose whether to shuffle the answer options.

6. Enter the information for each answer option.

  • You must provide at least two questions and three answers. You can provide extra wrong answers by giving an answer with a blank question. Entries where both the question and the answer are blank will be ignored.
  • Question 1: Enter the question text here.
  • Answer: Enter the corresponding correct answer here.

  • If you need more options, click "Blanks for three more choices".

7. Enter Combined feedback settings (optional).

  • For any correct response: Enter feedback that students will see for any correct response.
  • For any partially correct response: Enter feedback that students will see for any partially correct response.
  • Options: If this box is checked, students will see the number of correct responses they have once the question has finished.
  • For any incorrect response: Enter feedback that students will see for any incorrect response.

8. Enter the settings for multiple tries.

  • Penalty for each incorrect try: When you run your questions using the 'Interactive with multiple tries' or 'Adaptive mode' behavior, so that the the student will have several tries to get the question right, then this option controls how much they are penalized for each incorrect try. The penalty is a proportion of the total question grade, so if the question is worth three marks, and the penalty is 0.3333333, then the student will score 3 if they get the question right first time, 2 if they get it right second try, and 1 of they get it right on the third try.
  • Hint 1 and 2: Enter the text you want students to see when they ask for a hint.
    • Hint 1 and 2 options: Select the options for the hint.
  • Add another hint: If you need more than two hints for your multiple choice question, select this button.

10. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "Save changes" button. This will add the question to your quiz or Question bank.

To learn more about the different question types available, please visit these articles:

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