How do I set up Matching questions?

Ask students to match items correctly. Matching questions can be added to assessments and homework activities.

Choose "Question Set" from the Activity Menu

  1. Follow the directions, below.


  1. Enter the question in the first field as you want it displayed to the students.
  2. Pair your matches as you enter them, so that the value for 1. matches the value for a., 2. matches b., and so forth.
  3. If you want to provide feedback, use the dropdown to choose from the following types:
    • When answer is correct
    • When answer is incorrect
    • Always
    • When condition is true; this option allows you to set up conditions beyond the three provided here. It requires you to specify a group and a condition (contact support for additional assistance).
  4. Enter the desired feedback in the field next to the speech bubble icon.
  5. Click Add question feedback to create additional feedback.


From the Properties section on the right, you can:

  • Choose to Maintain response order, which means only the order of the first column (1., 2., etc) is randomized. Otherwise both column orders are randomized.
  • indicate that you want the options to Show as drop down menu.
  • Check Display workspace to give students a rich text editor where they can record their notes and processes as they work on the question.
  • (Passage is an Advanced Feature: documentation coming soon. You can leave the field blank without impacting your content.)
  • Place the question in a specific Question group.
  • Provide a Custom question definition (contact support for additional assistance).
  • Find the unique question ID that Echo automatically assigns.

Add objectives with this dropdown menu

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