Matching type items allow you to pair items (textual content) defined in a vertical two-column layout, to provide a one-to-one match between Tokens (the objects the candidate will drag) and Targets (the location where the Tokens will be placed).
- Select the Develop Questions → Write Item menu.
- Click the Write Question link.
On the Write Question page, select Matching from the Question Type drop-down list.
Each Token and its adjoining Target are defined as a pair.
Create a Matching Item
- Enter a Question Stem. The Question Stem is the question which the candidate must answer. It should have all of the information required for a candidate to answer it.
- You can modify the Header for both the Tokens and the Targets. Replace the text in the Tokens and Drop Here text fields.
Enter the Tokens and matching Targets in the designated areas.
Select the Randomize check box to randomize the order of the Token column or the Target column on an exam.
Assign Weights - Weights affect the candidate’s total score on an item, depending on which (and how many) are answered correctly or incorrectly.
- If this item type is exported to a Pearson compatible QTI export format, you have the option of specifying how to display the Tokens, Targets, and drop zones (the area between Tokens and Targets and on which the Tokens are dropped). The display options specify whether or not to include borders and background shading for each Token, Target, and drop zone.
Save the Item
You have several options to Save the item.
- Click the Add Question to Case button save the item and create a new case. The item is automatically attached to the case. Only users with permission to create cases see this button.
- Click the Save button. The item is saved and the item is checked-out preventing other users from making edits to the item. You remain on the Write Question page where further edits can be made to the item.
- Click the Preview button. Changes to the item are saved, the item is checked-out, and the item is opened in the Preview window. Only users with permission to preview items will see this button.
- To save an incomplete item, click Save and Exit. The item is saved in a Draft state and checked-in so any user with access to the item may make edits to the item. It is visible in the Draft/Returned Questions tab of the Project Writing Summary page.
- To submit the item for review, click Submit. The item is saved and checked-in so any users with access to the item may make edits to the item. The item is advanced to the next reviewer in the list or to the next stage in the workflow.