How do I create a match list item?

In Mastery Connect, you can create a match list item. A match list question is a drag-and-drop item that gives the student a list of predetermined answers, each corresponding to a blank response location. The student must move answer choices to the correct blank response locations.

Add New Item

In the Global Navigation menu, click the Assessments link. Then, follow the steps to create a new item.  

Enter Question or Instructions

Enter a question or item prompt in the Compose question field [1].

Enter a stimulus in the Stimulus list field [2]. To add an additional stimulus, click the Add Stimulus button [3]. To delete a stimulus, click the Delete icon [4].

Enter a response in the Possible responses field [5]. To add an additional response, click the Add Response button [6]. To delete a response, click the Delete icon [7].

To add additional response groups, click the Group possible responses checkbox [8]. Then, click the Add Group link [9].  Response boxes for the new group display [10].

Set Correct Answers

Set Correct Answers

Enter a point value for the item in the Point(s) box [1].

Click and drag each response to the correct stimulus point [2].

To allow responses to be reused multiple times, click the Duplicate responses checkbox [3].

To display an icon on each response to indicate that the item can be dragged and dropped, click the Drag handle checkbox [4].

To shuffle response options on each display, click the Shuffle options checkbox [5].

If there is more than one correct answer to the question, click the Add icon [6] and enter the alternate answer.

To add additional scoring, layout, and formatting options for the item, click the More options drop-down menu [7].

View Authoring Help

For more information about additional authoring options, scroll to the top of the item authoring page and click the Authoring Help icon.

Validate Answers

Validate Answers

To preview the item interaction, click a response box and drag it to a spot on the matrix. Repeat for all response boxes.

To view correct and incorrect answers, click the Show Answers checkbox [1]. Correct answers display a check mark and are shaded green [2]. Incorrect answers display an X and are shaded red [3]. If the answer in a response box is incorrect, the correct answer displays in the Correct answers field [4].  

The number of points awarded for the item as answered in the preview window over the number of points possible display in the scoring bubble [5].

Add Optional Features

Add Optional Features

To add optional features to the item, click the Add Feature button [1] and select the features you wish to add from the drop-down menu [2]. Learn more about adding passages and other features.

Note: The Desmos calculators are only available in districts that have paid Desmos subscriptions.

Save or Publish Item  

To save the item as a draft and keep editing enabled, click the Save As Draft button [1]. When you save an item as a draft, it can be edited and deleted in your personal item bank and by admins in the district teacher item bank.

To disable editing and share the item with teachers in your district, click the Publish button [2]. When you publish an item, it displays in the district teacher item bank and is available to all users in your district. You can delete the item from your personal item bank, and admins can delete the item from the district teacher item bank.

To disable editing and share the item with admins only, click the Publish & Reserve button [3]. When you publish and reserve an item, you can delete it in your personal item bank, and admins can view and delete the item in the district teacher item bank.

To delete the question and return to the Create New Item page, click the Go Back button [4].