New in BookWidgets: The 'Group Items' question

When creating an (automatically graded) test in Bookwidgets with the quiz, worksheet or split worksheet widget, you probably already know that you can let you students connect …

Sometimes, however, you want your students to link more than 2 items together, which these question types didn’t allow. That’s where BookWidgets’ new question type comes in: group items!

Let’s go over this new question type, step-by-step.

Purpose of the “Group Items” question

The “Group Items” question type is used to let students match different items to each other. Items can be text, images, and audio. Students drag and drop the corresponding items on top of each other, so they become bigger groups.

Check out this short video below to see how it works.

Group items

Remember that students can click on the images to enlarge them.

Configuring the “Group Items” question

BookWidgets has made it as easy as possible to create this type of question. Just follow these steps:

  1. Add a new question to a quiz, worksheet or split worksheet
  2. Choose the “Group Items” question
  3. Configure your groups. What items are linked? Add all the items to the groups. You’ll see that you can add audio, images, and text.

Configuring a “Group Items” question

Grading the “Group Items” question

Instant grading

When your widget is configured to show immediate feedback, your students will see all items in the correct groups when they finished the exercise.

Instant Grading of the “Group Items” question type

Teacher feedback

When you want to review your students’ work first and give feedback before showing them the grades, you can look at the submission in “Grades and Reporting tab”:

Grading the “Group Items” question type

The question is also automatically graded, but you can still change the grades or give feedback before sending it to the students.

Lesson inspiration

As you can tell from the example used in this blog post, this question type is useful for language teachers. However, there are many other subjects where this question type can be used. Let me give you some lesson examples.


There’s just so much you can do! Let your students match:

  • Historical figures: their names, their picture, their achievements, audio fragments of them talking, …
  • Historical events: dates, what happened, who is responsible, pictures of the events, …
  • Historical artifacts: images of the arteficts, what it is, what is it intended for, dates, …
  • History vocabulary, definitions or meaning, images, …

Important historical figures - Lesson idea

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In the example below, students have to group geographical terms with their image and their definition. This is one way of using this question type for geography. Of course, you can also match:

  • Types of volcanoes with their distinctive features
  • Images of countries, their names, and their capitals
  • Images of planets, their names, and their compositions

Geographical terms - Lesson example

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You can even use this question type with math, by letting your students group

  • math terms, their definitions and their images
  • subsets of complex numbers
  • calculations with the same outcome
  • fractions, their natural numbers, and images of the fractions

Geometry Nets of 3D objects - Lesson example

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Do it yourself

Get started right away and create your first widget or interactive exercise using our newest question type:

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