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Creating match questions

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Video: Creating match questions

The next type of question for us to create is a matching question. In a matching question, students are presented with a variety of different questions and then all of the answers to all of those questions are provided as a dropdown menu that they can select the correct answer that matches each question. You can use text, images, audio and video in the Questions portion, just as we showed earlier in one of the other exercises. But you can only choose text inside of the answers because of the fact that it's a dropdown menu.

Creating match questions

The next type of question for us to create is a matching question. In a matching question, students are presented with a variety of different questions and then all of the answers to all of those questions are provided as a dropdown menu that they can select the correct answer that matches each question. You can use text, images, audio and video in the Questions portion, just as we showed earlier in one of the other exercises. But you can only choose text inside of the answers because of the fact that it's a dropdown menu.

So let's begin making a matching question that will have a variety of different organisms on one side with their scientific name on the other. To begin, click the dropdown menu for Create a new question and select Matching from the dropdown menu. We'll set the Category for this question to Identification of Organisms. For Question type, we'll simply type in Matching. Next, we'll enter in the text, "Please match the following organisms with their correct scientific name." We'll go ahead and scroll down on the window and if we wanted to select an image to display as part of them in question, we could do that here. However, that would provide one image for the overall matching of the question. We want to post images for each different type of organism. So, we'll leave the Image to display set to None.

The Default question grade, we'll leave set to 1 and the Penalty factor of 0.1, we'll leave that set as the default as well. We'll scroll on past the General feedback section, make sure that Shuffle is checked, so that all of the different questions are shuffled from one student to the next. Next, we'll come down here to the first question but make sure you leave the HTML window visible at the top, because we're going to be using the same trick that we used inside of the Multiple Choice section to create the HTML link to the various different images.

So to begin, let's click inside the Feedback section and click on the Insert Image button in the HTML editor. We'll then navigate to our Images folder, we'll navigate to the thumbnails folder, and we'll select the first file of Acropora_palmata.jpg. We can see a preview of the image over here on the right-hand side. For the Alt text, we'll make sure that we type in something that's nondescript to the students, Image of Coral.

Now another thing to note is that if you're going to use images inside of your quiz questions, make sure that you have a selection of images that do not use the correct answer for the quiz as the name of the image. Here, it's being displayed for us as Acropora_palmata. A student taking this quiz would be able to show the image and see the name of the image displayed as part of the URL. So you want to make sure that you prepare your files for a quiz so that you have images that do not have the actual name of the organism that would give away the answer. For simplicity's sake of this training, we'll go ahead and leave this set as it is.

We'll then leave Layout, Spacing and Size alone and simply click OK. This is going to insert the code that we need to make the image display. We can then come over to the Toggle HTML Source button, get the HTML code that we need in order to make this image appear. Select it, copy it, and paste it into the question for blank 1. We can then enter in the correct answer for this organism and here we're having the name of the file is quite helpful as part of the training. We can go ahead and just type that answer then directly right here.

Let's repeat the process and add a couple of other images. So we'll come back up to our Feedback section for our HTML editor. Select the code that was written for us for the previous answer and delete it. Then toggle back into the main HTML Editor mode, insert another picture, navigate to our Images folder, go into the thumbnails folder, scroll down until we find the next image that we want to add. In this case, we'll add the image Mithrax_sculptus, which is this great little green crab. We'll add Alt text of Image of Crab. We'll again leave Layout, Spacing and Size alone and click OK.

Toggle back over to the HTML Mode, select the code, copy it and paste it into the question for Question 2. We can then type in the scientific name in the Answer blank, which is again being displayed as part of the image name. We'll make one more image on here. So let's repeat the process one more time, select the code and delete it, jump back to the regular mode, insert an image, navigate to our Images folder, navigate to our thumbnails folder, scroll down in the list until we find Porietes_ asteroides.jpg. Select that image. Then for Alt text put Coral Image. We'll leave Layout, Spacing and Size alone, click OK, switch back to the HTML Mode. Select and copy with Command+C or Ctrl+C, come down to the Question field and paste with Command+V or Ctrl+V.

We'll go ahead and get rid of this code at the top by selecting it and deleting it, and toggle back to the regular mode. Then come down to the bottom and simply type in the correct answer for the last question of Porietes asteroides. We'll click the Save changes button, and then test our question by clicking on the Preview button for the Matching question. Now, we have each of our different images being displayed. On the right-hand side, we have our dropdown menu where we can select the correct answer for each question.

We can then hit the Submit button and we get full credit for this question. Let's go ahead and close the Preview window, and once again click the dropdown menu for Category, so we can display all of our various different questions that we've been creating as part of our question bank. The last question type that we're going to show you how to create as part of this training is a Numeric question, and we'll do that next.

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  1. 8m 21s
    1. Welcome
      2m 8s
    2. Course overview
      5m 22s
    3. Using the exercise files
      51s
  2. 34m 55s
    1. Getting started
      2m 59s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      8m 45s
    3. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      14m 24s
    4. Creating user accounts
      3m 55s
    5. Creating a new course
      3m 0s
    6. Just enough site administration to get you going
      1m 52s
  3. 41m 16s
    1. Logging in and getting oriented with Moodle
      5m 8s
    2. Customizing your profile
      4m 7s
    3. Customizing course settings
      3m 49s
    4. Editing the header block
      1m 33s
    5. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 55s
    6. Communicating news to students
      3m 5s
    7. Managing files and folders
      3m 41s
    8. Posting lecture slides
      3m 11s
    9. Setting up the gradebook
      5m 35s
    10. Sending email to the class
      2m 54s
    11. Creating a simple assignment
      4m 18s
  4. 51m 28s
    1. HTML editor overview
      10m 11s
    2. Formatting text
      8m 42s
    3. Creating tables
      9m 36s
    4. Creating internal links
      7m 27s
    5. Creating external links
      7m 2s
    6. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      3m 55s
    7. Inserting pictures from Flickr
      4m 35s
  5. 49m 22s
    1. Preparing images
      6m 53s
    2. Batch-uploading files
      5m 58s
    3. Posting image files
      2m 33s
    4. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 45s
    5. Preparing audio files
      10m 14s
    6. Posting audio
      3m 50s
    7. Preparing video files
      7m 45s
    8. Posting video
      3m 48s
    9. Inserting video from YouTube
      4m 36s
  6. 37m 11s
    1. Creating a text label
      6m 14s
    2. Linking to a web site
      6m 2s
    3. Creating a text page
      4m 45s
    4. Creating a web page
      10m 56s
    5. Linking to a folder of documents
      4m 18s
    6. Inserting an IMS content package
      4m 56s
  7. 27m 23s
    1. Assignments overview
      2m 13s
    2. Advanced uploading of files
      10m 32s
    3. Online text
      4m 26s
    4. Uploading a single file
      5m 1s
    5. Offline activity
      5m 11s
  8. 11m 39s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      5m 13s
    2. Creating a choice
      6m 26s
  9. 15m 45s
    1. Setting up a simple database
      4m 14s
    2. Creating database fields
      2m 49s
    3. Customizing a database template
      1m 33s
    4. Entering data into a database
      1m 43s
    5. Enabling database auto-linking
      3m 23s
    6. Enhancing a database with file uploads
      2m 3s
  10. 17m 16s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      4m 45s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      3m 16s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      3m 38s
    4. Enabling students to edit a glossary
      2m 5s
    5. Creating a secondary glossary
      3m 32s
  11. 9m 58s
    1. Creating a forum
      5m 21s
    2. Using a discussion forum
      4m 37s
  12. 32m 17s
    1. Creating a wiki
      7m 3s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      4m 26s
    3. Creating lists
      6m 1s
    4. Subdividing a class wiki
      3m 43s
    5. Adding attachments and images
      2m 54s
    6. Creating external links
      2m 27s
    7. Creating a table
      5m 43s
  13. 1h 9m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 38s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      1m 58s
    3. Creating a first question
      6m 24s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      4m 39s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      7m 23s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      6m 59s
    7. Creating essay questions
      6m 22s
    8. Creating match questions
      6m 38s
    9. Creating numerical questions
      4m 56s
    10. Importing question pools from Blackboard
      6m 24s
    11. Creating a quiz
      9m 9s
    12. Adding questions to a quiz
      6m 50s
  14. 39m 16s
    1. Gradebook overview
      2m 6s
    2. Completing assignments as a student
      9m 34s
    3. Grading an assignment
      4m 52s
    4. Quick grading
      2m 25s
    5. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      2m 18s
    6. Grading offline assignments
      1m 16s
    7. Grading an online quiz
      3m 30s
    8. Quiz data analysis
      3m 4s
    9. Adding assignments
      2m 3s
    10. Exporting grades
      3m 55s
    11. Importing grades
      4m 13s
  15. 20m 4s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      3m 51s
    2. Creating a new event
      3m 21s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 15s
    4. Exporting a calendar to iCal
      4m 5s
    5. Exporting a calendar to Outlook
      5m 32s
  16. 44m 40s
    1. Course administration overview
      3m 3s
    2. Managing course settings
      12m 48s
    3. Managing user roles
      2m 59s
    4. Managing groups
      4m 51s
    5. Backing up your course
      4m 34s
    6. Restoring data from a backup
      3m 14s
    7. Importing content to another course
      4m 53s
    8. Resetting a course
      3m 24s
    9. Running reports
      4m 54s
  17. 4m 14s
    1. Additional resources
      2m 58s
    2. Goodbye
      1m 16s

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