Unique ways to use this widget
There are multiple ways you can use this widget to assess learner knowledge. For example:
- Ask students to match terms with their definitions
- Ask student to categorize terms
- Ask students how they think items are related
- Guide the students with hints as they make their matches
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Basic setup instructions
- This component can be found in the Author. Insert the widget from the Components tab and resize it to your liking.
- With the component selected, Click on Configure and select Options to set it up.
- You must change the Mode to Config mode to set up the widget.
- Select one of the boxes with the plus symbol to write your first item. You can create as many items in either column as necessary.
- Rename the item to something more simple or memorable if necessary. By default, the name of the item will be the first few words of the text.
- Change the order if the item list by selecting an item and dragging it or up and down.
- Set the correct answer by selecting “Edit Correct State” once all items have been added. The correct answer can be set by selecting an item so that a line appears. Drag the line across to its matching item.
- To delete a matching line, select the “x” symbol
- When done, select Save.
- Once you’re done, open the Options menu and change the Mode to Student.
- Have a look at the CAPI table desciption at the bottom of the article for more information on what you can do.
- You can add images to your matching activities by pasting the url of your image in the boxes with the + symbol. You can then easily build activities linking images with text or images together.
The Matching component can be used to develop activities which can be completed using a keyboard and/or a screen readers.
When using a screen reader, a student will be read a voice instruction explaining how to form a match between items in one list to the corresponding item(s) in the second list. As a student moves through the first list, they will be read each item and the student will have the option to select it using their keyboard. Once the first item is selected, the student will then be able to make a selection from the second list where again the items from this list will be read to the student.
Throughout the activity, a student will be able to perform other functions such as un matching items or reviewing existing matches when using a screen reader.
Advanced widget setup
Contact our team for help setting up the widget and trap states in your lessons.