How do I set up Matching questions?

Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

Ask students to match items correctly. Matching questions can be added to assessments and practice questions activities.

  1. Add the Assessment or Practice Questions activity.
  2. Add a matching question to the activity.
  3. Follow the directions, below.


  1. Enter the question in the first field as you want it displayed to students.
  2. Pair your matches as you enter them, so that the value for 1. matches the value for a., 2. matches b., and so forth.
  3. If you want to provide feedback, use the dropdown to choose from the following types:
    • When answer is correct
    • When answer is incorrect
    • Always
    • When condition is true; this option allows you to set up conditions beyond the three provided here. It requires you to specify a group and a condition (contact support for additional assistance).
  4. Enter the desired feedback in the field next to the speech bubble icon.
  5. Click Add question feedback to create additional feedback.
  6. This section pictures and explains the default Visual editor; select Text to create and edit questions with the advanced Text editor.


From the Properties section on the right, you can:

  • Choose to Maintain response order, which means only the order of the first column (1., 2., etc) is randomized. Otherwise both column orders are randomized.
  • indicate that you want the options to Show as drop down menu.
  • Check Display workspace to give students a rich text editor where they can record their notes and processes as they work on the question.
  • Assign a Passage to this question.
  • Place the question in a specific Question group for use in a question pool.
  • Provide a Custom question definition (contact support for additional assistance).
  • Find the unique question ID that Buzz automatically assigns.


Use the Objectives section to review and align objectives with the question:

  • Use the dropdown to limit the displayed objectives to those that are created in the Course, to those inherited from the activity's Parent folder, or to only the Selected objectives. Any selected objective remains in the list for all three settings.
  • Check the boxes next to objectives to align them with the question. This makes it possible to set up Formative and Remediation assessments.


Use the Score section to:

  • Specify how many Points the question is worth.
  • Indicate if you'd like students to receive Partial credit for partially correct answers, and whether you want to Round that partial credit to whole numbers or not.
  • Indicate if you want the question to count as Extra credit.


With the Variables section you can create a range or list of variables for use in the question.  



Check the appropriate box(es) to provide students with one or more of the following calculators to use with this question:

  • Basic
  • Standard
  • Scientific

Companion Material

Click Add in the Companion Material section to attach any supplemental documents students need to complete this question. You can do this by pointing to existing resources in the course or by uploading new files (PDFs only).

Companion Material


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