Video Guide

Create a Matching Question (YouTube, 3m 16s)


Questions can be added to a test (refer Create a Test guide) or pool (refer Create a Pool guide).

Example question

Match the states with their capital cities.
a. Queensland - Brisbane
b. New South Wales - Sydney
c. Victoria - Melbourne
d. Adelaide
e. Perth

Select question type

  1. Click on the Create Question button.
  2. Select True/False from the dropdown list.

Create question button circled with matching circled from the drop down menu


  1. Enter a title for the question in the Question Title textbox.
  2. Enter the question in the Question Text textbox.
  3. Optionally, to add an image within the Question Text textbox, refer to the Insert an Image using the Text Editor guide.

Question setup with question title and the question text box circled


  1. Optionally, check the Allow Partial Credit checkbox.

Note: If you leave this checkbox unchecked, students will need order all answers correctly to receive any marks.

  1. Select the required option from the Answer Numbering dropdown menu.

Note: Ensure you choose the same option consistently.

Options with answer numbering and allow partial credit circled


  1. Select the required number from the Number of Answers dropdown list.

Tip: If you require less than four answer options, click on the Remove button to delete an answer option.

  1. Enter each question/answer pair in the corresponding Question and Answer textbox.

Warning: If two answers are the same, for the second question that uses the same answer, ensure you check the Reuse answer choice from checkbox and select the first answer pair to avoid duplicates.

  1. If partial credit was selected, click on the Update Partial Credit % button.

Questions setup with number of questions drop down box, update partial credit % button, the remove button and the Question and answer pair one text boxes circled

Extra Answers

You can add extra unmatched answers to make the question more difficult.

  1. Check the Add unmatched answer choices checkbox.
  2. Select the required number from the Add unmatched answer choices dropdown list.
  3. Enter each extra unmatched answer in a separate Unmatched Answer Choice textbox.

Add unmatched answers check box circled and ticked with the number drop down box circled


Answer Order

  1. Select the Randomly radio button.

Answer order setup with the Randomly radio button circled

Feedback (optional)

Giving specific correct or incorrect response feedback is optional. 

Feedback section with the correct response feedbask and incorrect response feedback text boxes circled

Categories and Keywords (optional)

Adding categories and keywords to questions allows you to search your tests and pools for questions by topic, category, level of difficulty or keyword.

Add a new topic/category/level of difficulty/keyword:

  1. Click on the Add button.
  2. Enter a word in the Add Tag textbox. 
  3. Click on the OK button to submit.

Categories and keywords with the add button, red X Add tag text box, ok and choose from existing all circled

Add an existing topic/category/level of difficulty/keyword:

  1. Click on the Add button.
  2. Click on the Choose from Existing button.
  3. Select a word from the dropdown list.

add existing category

Tip: Click on the (x) button to delete a topic/category/level of difficulty/keyword.

Instructor Notes (optional)

Note: Instructor notes cannot be viewed by students.

Instructor notes with text box circled


  1. Click on the Submit button.
  2. The question will then be added to your test.

View of newly created matching question.