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 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.
|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 (0–100) of the line as it’s being dragged.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Description||Text||Description of the activity, to be sent to the LMS along with the result.|
A matching item is a generic element. To remove a matching item, simply select and remove it using Design > Remove, or the delete key.
|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.|
|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.|