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Match Interaction

The Match interaction provides Test-Takers with a matrix upon which they can demonstrate their knowledge by accurately associating selections from two different sets of elements. The association is carried out by placing check marks in squares where matching rows and columns intersect.

Once you have generated a new Item, and clicked on Authoring in the Action Bar, follow the steps below to create a new Match Interaction:

1. From the Common Interactions library on the left, drag the Match icon onto the blank Item and drop it onto the canvas.

This creates a new Match Interaction window. There is a question field at the top, and a default 2-row-by-2-column matrix beneath this.

2. Fill in the question field, where it says 'define prompt'.

This should describe the match association task expected of the test-taker.

Note: The A icon on the right allows you to bold or italize text, and to insert a picture, shared stimulus, math expression or link into your question. These options are available whenever you see this icon.

3. Insert in the rows the first set of elements, and in the columns the second set of elements that are to be associated with the first.

Using the Add new row and Add new column buttons, add as many rows and columns as will be needed to cover all the associations. If desired, add some unassociated elements in either the rows or the columns to provide an additional challenge for the Test-taker.

4. Click Response on the right of blue interaction header to define the correct answer(s).

6. Click the blue Done button. Your Match Interaction is now complete.

After this step, you can preview your Interaction using the steps given in the Preview instructions.