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How do I create a Matching categorization question?

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You can design Matching questions that ask students to match words or images with a category they fit in.

They can be set up to ask students to drag answer choices into the category drop boxes

Note: Keyboard shortcuts are provided for the drag-and-drop option.

To set up a categorization drag-and-drop question

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.

Question content

Once you've added the Matching question:

  1. Scroll down to the Interaction card and check the Categorization and Drag and drop boxes.
  2. Provide a Choices title that appears with the draggable answer choices (optional).
  3. Specify a Choices orientation, which determines where the answer choices sit in relationship to the category targets (optional).
  4. Specify the Choice width and Choice height, which is the width and height of each draggable choice (optional). If you don't specify a size, Buzz dynamically sizes to the content you use.  
  1. Scroll back up and specify how many Points the question is worth.
  2. Enter the question as you want it displayed to students.
  3. In the left column, enter your answer choices (the items you will place in categories).
  4. In the right column enter the categories they align with.
  5. Click Add match to create the number of matches you want in the question.
  6. Complete the rest of the question cards as you want.

Note: Currently, distractors are not supported for categorization questions. This feature update will be released soon!

To set up a categorization checkbox question

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.

Question content

Once you've added the Matching question:

  1. Scroll down to the Interaction card and check the Categorization box.
  1. Scroll back up and specify how many Points the question is worth.
  2. Enter the question as you want it displayed to students.
  3. In the left column, enter your answer choices (the items you will align with categories).
  4. In the right column enter the categories they align with.
  5. Click Add match to create the number of matches you want in the question.
  6. Complete the rest of the question cards as you want.

Note: Currently, distractors are not supported for categorization questions. This feature update will be released soon!

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