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How to Make a Matching Quiz in Minutes

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Matching quizzes can be quite helpful for assessing students’ knowledge. With authoring software like iSpring Suite, you can make such quizzes even more engaging. 

A matching question is a question in which students need to pair text with text selections from dropdowns. You can get learners to match concepts with their appropriate definitions, events with data, geographical shapes with the countries where they’re located, and much more.

In this article, we’ll guide you step by step on how to create a matching quiz with iSpring QuizMaker. If you still don’t have it, you can download it for free right now.

How to Create a Matching Quiz Step by Step

  1. Install iSpring QuizMaker on your computer.
  2. Open the app and tap on Graded Quiz
Graded Quiz in iSpring QuizMaker
  1. Head over to Question and select Matching.
Questions in iSpring QuizMaker

Now you’re ready to start adding your content. 

  1. Enter a text in the Matching Question field. Add media resources to it, if necessary.
Matching Question field in iSpring QuizMaker
  1. Enter several choices for your question in the Correct Matches area. You can also complement your choices with pictures to make the slides look even better, or even use images instead of textual answers. 
Correct Matches area in iSpring QuizMaker

Note: If you want to make the task harder, add extra matches in the Additional Matches field. 

  1. In the Slide Options area, you can configure individual settings for the question.
Slide Options area in iSpring QuizMaker
  • Specify if your users will see feedback messages saying whether the answer is correct or wrong. Select By Result if you want them to receive feedback and choose None if not. 
  • Set up the number of attempts the learners will have to answer the question. After each failed attempt, they will be asked to answer the question one more time.
  • Put a time limit on the question if you wish.
  • Have the shuffle answers option turned on so that the choices are displayed in random order.
  • Choose whether or not you want to accept partially correct answers. 
  1. Move on to setting up feedback. You can change your feedback message for correct or incorrect answers. You can also change the branching. Send your user back to the beginning of the group if they get the question wrong, or even make them start the quiz from the very beginning.

You can also adjust your scoring for the correct and incorrect answers. Set it up to subtract points for the wrong answer, if necessary.

Feedback and Branching in iSpring QuizMaker
  1. Now that you have your question all set up, make it look good in the Slide View. First, add a picture and adjust its placement and crop it. Next, adjust the answers — they’re easy to move around and resize. You can also reformat the question text. 
Slide View in iSpring QuizMaker
  1. To check whether the matching question works properly, click on the Preview button. Here, you can see how the slide looks like.
Preview button in iSpring QuizMaker
  1. After you make sure that everything is working how it is supposed to, you’re ready to publish your quiz. You have the option here to export it directly to your computer, your LMS, iSpring Cloud, or iSpring Learn using one of the supported LMS profiles, like SCORM. You can also save the quiz as a printable version.
Publish a quiz in iSpring QuizMaker

Good job! You have finished making a matching quiz. To learn more about the iSpring QuizMaker options for assessment creation, read our post about how to make online quizzes

To see the authoring toolkit in action, test-drive iSpring QuizMaker for free for 14 days. This trial period will be enough to create a dozen quizzes and make sure it’s good value.

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