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Sort or match - four different question types in Canvas New Quizzes

This page presents question types where the student must sort or match different statements. All question types is described together with information on recommended use and a link to more detailed information on how each question is created. Information on the remaining question types in New Quizzes can be found via the listing at the bottom.

Categorisation

This question type is used when the student/participant should sort various objects into categories. You can define how many categories you want to use. It is also possible to add "distractors"; answers that do not belong to either category.

More information at Canvas community about the question type Categorization .

Recommended use of "Categorisation"

This question type is suitable for testing and teaching specific properties if the properties are entered as categories and the objects are available for sorting. Keep in mind that the question does not work if an object has several of the properties, then it may be better to turn the question so that the objects become categories and the properties are the ones to be sorted. If it is still possible to sort without there being only one correct sort, the question should be divided as the question type only handles one correct sort.

Matching

This question type gives the student the task of matching questions and possible answers. In order to make it more of a challenge the teacher can also include "distractors"; incorrect answers that are not to be used.

More information at Canvas community about the question type Matching .

Recommended use of "Matching"

This question type is useful for practicing matching the names of physical quantities to the right symbol or unit. Keep in mind that all statements should be able to match all answers, otherwise the incorrect answers will not be likely. Also keep in mind that if exclusion can be used to solve the question, it is sometimes good to add more incorrect alternatives, called "Distractor" in Canvas.

Ordering

Ordering is a type of question where sentences, short pieces of text must be sorted into a correct order. It is possible to add top and bottom labels so that the student gets some help in knowing which order to sort in.

More information at Canvas community about the question type Ordering .

Recommended use of "Ordering"

This question is well suited for information/tasks that must be done step by step, for example in which steps a calculation or laboratory work is to be carried out. Facts presented in a numbered list can often be easily transferred to fit this question type.

Fill in the Blank - Word Bank or Dropdown

In the question types "Word Bank" and "Dropdown", a text is stated where certain words are replaced by an empty box which the student must then fill in with the specified options. The options are listed in a word bank under the question where the student can select words, or they are presented in a dropdown menu by the empty box. To use these question types, first choose “Fill in the Blank”, and then “Word Bank” or “Dropdown” in the question type settings.

More information at Canvas community about the question type Fill in the Blank .

Recommended use of "Fill in the Blank - Word Bank or Dropdown"

These question types have the same characteristics as multiple choice questions but with a different layout that makes the question more suitable for longer question texts with short answers. The question type can also be good to use to make a quiz more varied for the students without making big changes to the question material.

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