A Match Table Grid question is a group of multiple-choice questions displayed in a grid of rows and columns. It allows students to select a single answer choice for each row inside the grid.
The Match Table Grid question, sometimes referred to as a Matrix question, is ideal to use when you have similar sub questions (rows) using the same answer choices (columns). Very often the answer choices are offered in a scale which makes this question type also ideal for surveys.
Create a Match Table Grid question
Click on the blue + button
Choose "Match Table Grid" from the Question types
Enter your question along with any prompts or directions
Enter a pre-defined answer to each column. You can add more columns by clicking the blue "+" icon to the right
Enter sub-questions (rows). You can add more rows by clicking the blue "+" icon below the last row
To set auto-grading mark the correct answer for each row
Enable Multiple Selections
By default a Match Table Grid question will allow for only one correct answer for each row. To define multiple correct answers, toggle on "Allow Mutliple Selections". The radio buttons will change to check-boxes and you will be able to checkmark multiple correct answers. If this toggle is on, students will also be able to checkmark multiple answers. To remove a checkmark, simply click on the box again.
Changed your mind about allowing Multiple Selections? Toggle it off and the check-boxes will change back to radio buttons and your previous selections will be removed.
Add content items
Just like the main question line, each column and row can accommodate additional content such as images, videos, audio files, and more!
Simply click the "+" icon inside the cell and choose from the dropdown to upload, embed or create your content of choice:
Adjust question settings
Students will not be able to submit their work without providing an answer
Add a whiteboard style box for your students to showcase their work
Switch scoring method for this question from auto-grading to a rubric based grading.
If you toggld on "Multi-select" you will also have the ability to allow **Partial Credit" to take auto-grading up a notch by allowing your students to get credit for answering part of the question correct.
How we grade the "Allow Partial Credit" feature in Match Table Grid Questions
When you select “Allow Partial Credit”* you can choose between subtracting points for incorrect answers, or not subtracting points for incorrect answers.
If you choose to subtract points for incorrect answers, students’ scores will be auto-graded like this:
Let's take a look at an example of how this works in practice. Here is a Match Table Grid answer key:
Here are some examples of student responses to this Match Table Grid question, along with their auto-graded scores:
If you choose not to subtract points for incorrect answers:
Let's take a look at an example of how this works in practice. Here is the same Match Table Grid answer key:
Here are the same examples of student responses to this Match Table Grid question, along with their auto-graded scores, when choosing not to subtract points for incorrect answers
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