Matching

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Matching activities consist of one or more pairs of matching item elements, a check answer button, and a feedback element. Matching items are divided into two groups, group A and group B, and lines can only be linked between items of opposing groups. Items are paired by pressing on an item from one group, dragging and releasing the mouse over an item of the opposite group. A pair is considered as correct when both items share the same <Item Index>.

To insert a matching activity, use Interactions > Matching. The matching activity can be inserted in its default design, for full customization, or as an interactive set.

To add a pair of matching items, use Matching > Add Pair.

Dummy items are ones that have an <Item Index> of -1. Matching such items leads to a score penalty. To add a pair of dummy items, use Matching > Add Dummy Pair.

Stroke

Type Select The type of the connecting line, either solid or dashed.
Color Color The color of the line.
Width Number Thickness of the line.
Dash Width Number The width of line dashes. Only relevant when <Stroke / Type> is dashed.
Dash Spacing Number The spacing between line dashes. Only relevant when <Stroke / Type> is dashed.
Correct Color Color Color to use for lines marked as correct.
Incorrect Color Color Color to use for lines marked as incorrect.
Drag Opacity Number Opacity level (0100) of the line as it’s being dragged.

Behavior

Shuffle Group A Items Checkbox When on, randomizes the order of items belonging to group A.
Shuffle Group B Items Checkbox When on, randomizes the order of items belonging to group B.

Style Rules

Linked Style Style Rule Used for items when they are linked.
Correct Style Style Rule Used for items marked as correct.
Incorrect Style Style Rule Used for items marked as incorrect.

Misc

Description Text Description of the activity, to be sent to the LMS along with the result.

Matching Item

A matching item is a generic element. To remove a matching item, simply select and remove it using Design > Remove, or the delete key.

Matching

Item Index Number The index of the item, relating it to the corresponding item of the opposite group. A pair of items sharing the same index are considered as a correct match. A value of -1 creates a dummy item, which leads to a score penalty when matched.
Line Origin Select The anchor point for the line relative to the item’s bounds. When auto, the anchor is automatically determined according to the shortest route.

Style Rules

Mouse Over Style Style Rule Used when the mouse is over the item.
Linked Style Style Rule Used for the item when it’s linked.
Correct Style Style Rule Used when the item is marked as correct.
Incorrect Style Style Rule Used when the item is marked as incorrect.