Respondus 4 - About Matching Questions
Learn how to configure and create a Multiple Choice Question in a Respondus file.
Matching questions require students to match items from two columns. There are two ways to create matching questions in Respondus. First, the instructor may specify matching pairs for both the left and right columns--specifically, the correct match for the left column must be placed in the field immediately to the right. If this procedure is followed, it is not necessary to indicate the correct answer in the small column located at the far left.
|Column 1||Match Column|
A - Albania
C - Alergia
D - Angola
A - Argentina
A - Austria
A - Bahamas
C - Bahrain
A - Bangladesh
B - China
B - Cuba
| A. Multi-Party Democracy
B. One-Party Regime
C. Military/Monarch/Theocratic Regime
D. Disordered State/Civil War
In a matching question, most learning management systems display the contents of the left column in the order the information was entered. The answers in the right column are generally scrambled. (Note it is possible to place extra answers in the right column. In this situation, the extra answers act as decoys and do not match any of the answers in the left column.)
Tip: The easiest way to navigate through the answer choices is to use the PageUp and PageDown keys.
All answer choices are equally weighted with matching questions. So if a question has 10 matches, each match is worth 10%.