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Overview for creating Extended Matching Questions on Synap, to group your questions together by a common stem.
EMQ (Extended Matching Questions) groups are a way to group questions together by a common stem. Common uses for EMQs are:
Comprehension: Using a large body of text that is shared across multiple questions to test comprehension
Situational Judgement: A shared situational based scenario with different questions attached
Abstract Reasoning: A common image or pattern shared across multiple different questions
Instructions: Use EMQs to provide instructions for certain types of questions ie (You should not use a calculator to work this out)
Shared question information: Share the same information across multiple questions, for maths questions this may be a shared formula, table or other information
🧠 Note: EMQs on Synap will always be displayed together, even with shuffling enabled

Creating EMQ Groups

To support questions that ask users to read through a passage of text then answer multiple questions based on that text, use EMQs. We recommend that you make your EMQs before create the associated questions.
EMQs walkthrough
Navigate to the EMQ group page via the sub menu. From here use the editor to create the EMQ the same way you'd create a question. We recommend you give EMQ groups a unique and identifiable External ID as you'll need to be able to identify these groups when adding them to the questions.

Adding EMQs to questions

Once your EMQs have been created you need to link them to the correct questions. In the individual question editor, scroll down to Advanced options from here use the drop down to select the EMQ group. You'll be shown the unique EMQ Synap ID as well as any external IDs you've created.
Once you've done this you will see that the MCQ is 'wrapped' in a grey box containing the details of the EMQ. Additional MCQs added to the same EMQ will be wrapped in the same box