The Matching component is a question component that lets you test whether your learners can match the right option to a given question.
This article provides an overview of the Matching component, component setup and behavior, and examples of Matching component configurations.
The Matching component is an interactive question component that lets you give your learners options to choose from and match with the Matching component question. You can have any number of questions and options inside a single Matching component.
The Matching component is fully responsive and can be part of an assessment or used as a separate component in your Evolve course.
Component set up
Follow these steps to add the Matching component to a Block:
- Click Add Component.
- Use the component search or scroll to find the Matching component.
- Click the Card Drop component and select Add Left, Add Full, or Add Right.
Click the Edit Component icon on the newly added Matching component to begin set up.
In the General section:
Add Matching Title, or a Matching Display Title, as needed. Matching Display Title is seen by learners.
Add your Matching Question. Use the text editor to style and format your text, as needed.
- Add Matching Instruction Text that tells users how to use the component.
- Include an Aria Label for screen readers, as needed.
Interaction Label section
In the Interaction Label section, you can enable an Interaction Label. The Interaction Label allows you to add a widget before or after the Matching component that can display an icon and label prior to the Matching component completion, which changes to a different icon and label once the Matching component is completed.
Add Matching Items
In the Items section, you add Matching Items to your Matching component.
For each Matching Item:
- Add Matching Item Question to be displayed above the matching option.
- Add Matching Options and select the correct option.
Add, duplicate, or delete Matching Items as needed.
The Matching component gives you a lot of flexibility. Below are examples that illustrate the Matching component:
Example 1 – This example displays the Matching component before an option has been submitted.
Example 2 - This example shows the different options for the Matching component question.
Example 3 – This example shows the Feedback popup dialog displayed after the question has been submitted.
In the Behaviour section, you enter how many Attempts the learner is allowed for the Matching component Question. You can enable to Display Attempts Counter and select to Randomize Answers, as needed.
Finally, you can change the default Placeholder text in the Behaviour section. This text appears in the top level of your components drop-down.
The Feedback section lets you tailor feedback for correct, partly correct, or incorrect answered questions. Feedback can be displayed on the page, beneath the Matching component or in a notification popup.
For each type of feedback, you can choose to include:
global feedback set up
custom text as feedback
custom imagery as feedback
a link to a specific part of your course; if, for example, learners should revisit a particular section
a feedback style that overrides the theme styles settings
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