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Match interaction

A match interaction question allows the candidate to match images or text into lists.

There are three layouts available as follows:


This presents the information with a series of checkboxes for the candidate to choose from.

Drag and drop

This presents images or text for the candidate to drag to the appropriate drop zone.

Draw lines

This asks candidates to draw a line from the image or text to the appropriate match.

This question is marked automatically by the system.

Create item

  1. Follow the steps covered in the Creating a question section.
  2. Select Match Interaction from the Type drop-down field.
  3. Select a layout from the Sub Type drop-down field.
  4. Complete the following:
    1. Enter the question into the Question Stem field.
    2. Add a prompt (optional).
    3. If you have selected a Sub Type of Drag and Drop, you will need to select an orientation from the Orientation drop-down field. This will determine if the words or images are dragged from above or below.
    4. Select the appropriate scoring option from the Scoring Type drop-down field. See the Scoring section to learn more about this. If choosing ‘Per Distractor’, you can also add a minimum and maximum score.
  5. Complete the information in the Source area to identify the text or image to match and the minimum and maximum number of matches for each item. See the Inserting a hotspot/drop zone section for more information.
  6. Complete the following:
    1. In the Destination section, identify each of the drop zones by giving them a label in the Text field. This is not displayed to the candidates, its only used to assist the question Author to identify the areas.
    2. Enter the maximum number of times each drop zone can be matched in the Match Max fields.
    3. Select the Correct field and choose the correct match/drop zone from the displayed list for each item.
  7. Select the Save Test Question button to save.

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