Create questions 2.9

Matching questions

Turn editing on

Button to turn editing on

To begin creating your questions, go to ADMINISTRATION block > Question bank > Questions

Administration Block

Question bank

Select a category the quiz question will go in from the drop down menu.

Select Create a question.

Categories can be created and changed later. (See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information)

adding a question to the Question bank

Select Matching.

Click Next.

Adding a Matching quiz question


Category: Categories can be set up at a later stage. (See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information).

Questions name*: Enter the title of the question. Question names are only seen by course developers (not students). You could enter your element and PC mapping in the name to make it easy to locate questions related to specific performance criteria.

Question text*Enter the question. e.g. when was computer invented?

setting up a Matching question'

General feedback: this is based on the grade that a student gets at the end of a quiz attempt.

Shuffle: enable if you want questions shuffled around.

more options for setting up a Matching question

Note: You must provide at least two questions and three answers. You can provide extra wrong answers by giving an answer with a blank question. Entries where both the question and the answer are blank will be ignored.

Example questions and answers

Provide questions and the correct answers e.g.:

Electronic file submission, online text or offline activity - the answer is: Assignment

Public or private self-expression with comments and tags. - the answer is: Blog

Synchronous text-based communication in a virtual room. - the answer is: Chat

an example of Matching quiz questions and answers

Combined feedback

This area is for the provision of feedback.

You can fill in feedback if required.

text boxes for feedback

Settings for multiple tries

Penalty for each incorrect try: A penalty may be applied for each incorrect try.

Set to 0% if there are no penalties for an incorrect answer.

setting a penalty for each incorrect try

NOTE: Adding a penalty to a VET quiz would prevent a student that made an error from ever being able to reach "100%". For this reason penalties are not usually used with VET assessment quizzes.


Hint text: This may be used to reveal a "hint" to the answer.

Options, clear incorrect responses: selecting this will remove all incorrect responses made by the student.

Show number of correct responses: Tick this to reveal the number of correct responses made by the student.

Provide hints for incorrect answers

Once you have completed your question, click on Save changes.

button to save changes

Repeat the process to add more matching questions to the question bank.

If you would like to learn more about creating Matching questions. Please visit the sub-chapter Example Matching Questions

If you would like to view a full example of the above quiz, please visit the How 2 Moodle Showcase course: The password for the course is: Showcase 

An eCampus account is required if you wish to view or attempt the course.

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