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Activities consisting of "Single Matrix answers" allow creating various simple answer questions within the same activity.
This type of activity is divided in three areas:
A. Wording area. It includes a sample text by default, but other components like images, audios, and videos can be added.
B. Answer options. This area may also include more answer options and/or new "Columns" that include new contents.

Setup process

  • Step 1. Create the activity
  • Step 2. Set up activity properties
  • Step 3. Set up the wording
  • Step 4. Add answer options
  • Step 5. Advanced layout design: how to add columns
  • Step 6. Configure feedback

Step 1. Create the activity

There are two preset templates available to add a Single Matrix activity: an empty activity or an activity where various answer options are inserted inside a table (Single matrix).

A. Activities with table format help to quickly create a series of answers organised in rows and columns (matrix). There is only 1 correct answer per column. In this case, we have used this preset to choose the location of each landmark (there is only 1 correct option, as you can see).

B. Empty activities allow us to create activities from scratch and customise them.

Step 2. Set up activity properties

After adding the activity, go to the "Properties" tab and configure them:




Activity title.


This property is only avaliable with a quiz with a "Quiz" view. All the questions have the same weight by default, but we can decide how much questions count towards the final score. See here to know how to calculate quiz scores depending on the weight of each question included in the quiz.


This is only applied when we add questions within a quiz with an "Activity block" view (see here).

This property allows indicating the number of attempts available to complete the activity.If you want unlimited attempts, write "0" attempts. (It will only be finished after overcoming the activity).


Score required to mark activities as complete and get a positive feedback. Getting a 100% score is required by default.
The score is calculated with the following formula: "groups of correct options / total groups of options". For example, if we create 3 groups of options and students provide 2 correct answers, activity score will be 67%.

Step 3. Set up the wording

1. Write the text for the question (see here the setup options available for texts).

Paso 4. Añade opciones de respuesta

3. Selecciona el texto que encontrarás debajo del enunciado. Debes redactar el contenido que deseas y dejar los espacios correspondientes a las opciones de respuesta.

4. Sitúa el cursor en el sitio del texto donde quieres añadir una opción. En el editor de textos, despliega el menú "Componentes"y selecciona "Opción Matrix Single". La opción se añadirá en el texto. Repite la operación con tantas opciones como necesites.

Ahora, debes crear los grupos de opciones de respuesta. En el ejemplo, verás que hemos definido dos preguntas con tres opciones cada una. Por lo tanto, tenemos que crear dos grupos de opciones, el grupo 1, con tres opciones, y el grupo 2, con otras tres opciones.Para configurar estos grupos de opciones:

5. Selecciona la opción y accede a la pestaña de "Propiedades".

6. En el campo "idGroup" indica el identificador del grupo. Aquí puedes indicar lo que quieras (un número, una letra, una palabra...). Debes repetir la operación con todas las opciones, teniendo cuidado de asignar el mismo identificador a las opciones que pertenezcan al mismo grupo. En nuestro caso, las tres primeras opciones les vamos a asignar el grupo 1 y a las otras tres, el grupo 2.

7. Después de configurar los grupos, selecciona la opción correcta de cada grupo, accede a la pestaña "Propiedades" y márcala como verdadera en la propiedad "Corrrecto". En nuestro ejemplo, las opciones correcta serán la primera del grupo 1 y la segunda del grupo 2.

Step 5. Advanced layout design: how to add columns

Normally wordings and answer options are enough to configure activities correctly, but sometimes we want to add especial elements (images, audios, etc.) to create more complex layout designs. So, we will be able to add "Columns".
Columns can be inserted anywhere: after wordings, after answer options, etc.

Within a column, we can add different elements: images audios, videos, texts or answer options. Within the "Properties" tab, we can configure properties like "Size", "Offset" and "It's the last column".




This is the size occupied by a column inside a row. Columns can occupy 1-12 spaces.


This option allows creating a breaking space on the left of the column, which can be visually noticed. Offset can have 1-12 spaces.

It's the last column

This property allows marking a column as the last column within a row. This means that the second column will be placed below the first column, so that the third column appears as the last one within the row. So, this example shows that more options could have been included in the first row, but we have decided to insert them in the next row.

Use of columns allows creating complex layouts. We could create two columns within the activity we have shown as an example; each column would include a text and that would help to organise questions better.

Step 6. Configure feedback

Finally, we write the texts of positive and negative feedback to finish the setup.
As you can see, the text can be replaced by an image.
If you do not want to include any feedback, you can delete it.

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