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 Matching from the drop down menu.

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


  1. Enter a descriptive name for the question in the Question Title textbox.
  2. Enter the question into the Question Text  textbox.

Question setup with question title and the question text box circled


  1. Leave the Allow Partial Credit checkbox check.

Note:  If you uncheck this text, students will need to match all options correctly to receive any marks.

  1. Select the required Answer Numbering from the drop down list.

Options with answer numbering and allow partial credit circled


  1. Select the required from the Number of Answers drop down list. OR
  2. Click on the Remove button to delete a question.
  3. Enter each question / answer pain in a separate Question / Answer textbox.
  4. If partial credit was selected, enter required percentage weighting. OR
  5. Click on the Update Partial Credit % after you have entered all the question / answer pairs, all correct answers will be allocated the same weighting.

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 drop down list.

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

  1. Enter each answer pain in a separate Unmatched Answer Choice textbox.

Unmatched answer choice text boxes circled

Answer Order

  1. Select the Randomly radio button.

Answer order setup with the Randomly radio button circled


  1. Giving specific feedback is optional. The default is Correct / Incorrect.

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

Categories and Keywords

Adding categories and keywords to questions, allows you to search you tests and pools for questions by topic etc.

To add a new Category / Topic / Level of Difficulty / Keyword:

  1. Click on the Add button.
  2. Click on the OK button.

To delete a Category / Topic / Level of Difficulty / Keyword:

  1. Click on the Delete button.

To add an existing Category / Topic / Level of Difficulty / Keyword:

  1. Click on the Choose from Existing button.
  2. Select a word from the drop down list.

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

Instructor Notes

  1. Notes added in the Instructor Notes text box cannot be viewed by students.

Instructor notes with text box circled


  1. Click on the Submit button.


View of newly created matching question.