Match list association

Match list (association)

The match list Question is referenced by its Question type in the code, which is association. This Question allows students to pair associated items, using one static list and one dynamic list.

Attributes

  • is_math boolean

    Set to true to have LaTeX or MathML contents to be rendered with mathjax.

    Default: false

  • metadata object

    Object containing additional information about the question.

  • metadata.distractor_rationale string

    Used to display individual response feedback/rationale to the student.

  • metadata.rubric_reference string

    A unique identifier for the rubric to be used with the question - defaults to course rubric if assigned in activity

  • metadata.sample_answer string

    A sample answer to be displayed on the Learnosity Reports API. HTML is supported.

  • metadata.acknowledgements string

    References for any text passages, documents, images etc. used in the question.

  • metadata.distractor_rationale_response_level array

    Enter Distractor value for each response.

  • stimulus string

    The question stimulus. This can include text, tables, images, resources and LaTeX entered via the Math Editor.

  • stimulus_review string

    HTML/Text content displayed only in review state rendered above the response area. Supports embedded Feature <span> tags. Will override stimulus in review state.

  • instructor_stimulus string

    HTML/Text content displayed when showInstructorStimulus is set to true on the activity. Supports embedded Feature <span> tags.

  • type string

    Type of question being asked, e.g. 'association'

    Default: "association"

  • ui_style object

    Object used to control different aspects of the UI

  • ui_style.fontsize string

    Controls the size of base font for this question. Options are among 'small', 'normal', 'large', 'xlarge' and 'xxlarge'.

    Default: "normal"

  • ui_style.validation_stem_numeration string

    Numeration character to be displayed to the left of the validation label.

    Default: "number"

  • ui_style.possibility_list_position string

    Defines where the possibility list sits relative to the input zone.

    Default: "bottom"

  • ui_style.show_drag_handle boolean

    Default: true

  • feedback_attempts number

    If instant_feedback is true, this field determines how many times the user can click on the 'Check Answer' button. 0 means unlimited.

    Default: 0

  • instant_feedback boolean

    Flag to determine whether to display a 'Check Answer' button to provide instant feedback to the user.

    Default: false

  • validation object

    In this section, configure the correct answer(s) for the question.

  • validation.allow_negative_scores boolean

    Negative scores will be normalised to zero by default. Allowing negative scores, on the other hand, means that the score can drop below zero when penalties are applied.

    Default: false

  • validation.penalty number

    Value indicating the marks deducted for an incorrect response.

    Default: 0

  • validation.min_score_if_attempted number

    Positive value indicating the minimum score if a student attempted the question.

    Default: 0

  • validation.scoring_type string

    Defines the scoring approach used. Possible options:
    'exactMatch': Exact Match - Entire response must match exactly
    'partialMatchV2': Partial Match - A relative part of the score will be given for each correct response area
    'partialMatch': Partial Match per response - Cumulative Score value will be given for each correct response area

    Default: "exactMatch"

  • validation.unscored boolean

    When enabled, this option will remove all scoring from the question. This is useful for creating practice questions.

    Default: false

  • validation.valid_response object

    An object containing the valid response score and value.

  • validation.valid_response.score number

    Score awarded for the correct response(s).

    Default: 1

  • validation.valid_response.value array

    An array containing the valid responses for each item in the stimulus_list in corresponding order.

  • validation.automarkable boolean

    Defines whether the question will be marked automatically, or must be marked manually.

    Default: true

  • validation.alt_responses array

    Add an alternate response if there is more than one correct overall solution to a question.

  • validation.alt_responses[ ].score number

    Score if the alternative response is correct.

    Default: 1

  • validation.alt_responses[ ].value array

    Alternate response.

  • validation.alt_responses[ ][ ].score number

    Score if the alternative response is correct.

    Default: 1

  • validation.alt_responses[ ][ ].value array

    Alternate response.

  • group_possible_responses groupPossibleResponses

    Categorise possible responses into different groups, with each group having its own heading.

    Default: false

  • description string

    Deprecated See stimulus_review.
    Description of the question and its context to be displayed. It supports HTML entities.

  • shuffle_options boolean

    Use this to shuffle Match List stimulus list options order.

    Default: false

  • duplicate_responses boolean

    When true the items from the possible_responses will be reusable infinite times.

    Default: false

  • stimulus_list array

    An array of strings containing the values to be displayed for the question list.

Response format

The data returned in the response format for this Question is the pairs of list items that the the student matched, when answering the Question.

Response format examples

{
    "value": [
        "France",
        "England",
        "United States",
        "Australia",
        "Ireland"
    ],
    "type": "array",
    "updatedFormat": true,
    "apiVersion": "v2.173.0",
    "revision": 1,
    "feedbackAttemptsCount": 1
}

Response attributes

  • value array

    The list items that the student matched, when answering the Question.

  • type string

    Informs the scoring engine about what kind of data to expect in the values entered by the student. For this Question type, you must always supply a string for this attribute with the value "array".

  • updatedFormat boolean

    Indicates whether or not this is in the updated format.

  • apiVersion string

    The version of the Questions API that returned this response.

  • revision numeric

    Keeps track of the number of Question attempt submissions, i.e. how many times the student answered the Question and submitted it.

  • feedbackAttemptsCount numeric

    Keeps track of the number of feedback attempts.

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