Jan 072013
 

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Pools are sets of questions that can be added to any test or survey. With the exception of minor text changes, such as correcting a typo, a Pool should not be modified if Students have already begun taking an Assessment that draws questions from the Pool.


Build Pool


  • From the Control Panel
  • Select Course Tools
  • Select Tests, Surveys, and Pools
  • Select Pools
  • Select Build Pool
  • Pool Information
    • Enter pool information in the Name, Description, and/or Instructions fields
  • Select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: name of pool created.

 Question Settings


  • From the Pool Canvas page
  • Select Question Settings (located on the right-hand side of the page)
  • Choose and set question setting options:
    Important Note: It’s best to set these options prior to building a pool so all options are available to you as you create questions, etc.
  • Feedback: Select the check box to be able to provide feedback for individual answers.
  • Images, Files, and Web Links
    • Add images, files, and web links to questions: select the check box to be able to add images, files, and web links to questions
    • Add images, files, and web links to answers: select the check box to be able to add images, files, and web links to question answers
  • Question Metadata:
    • Select the check box to add categories and keywords to questions
  • Scoring(Recommended)
    • Select the check box to Specify default points when creating questions and
    • Enter a desired Default point value in the field
    • Select one of the following:
      • Use the currently assigned points when finding and adding questions.
      • Use default points when finding and adding questions.
  • Display (Recommended)
    • Select the check box to be able to Specify random ordering of answers.
    • Select the check box to be able to Specify the horizontal or vertical display of answers.
    • Select the check box to be able to Specify numbering options for answers.
  • Select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: Question Settings saved.

Find Questions


  • From the Pool Canvas page, select Find Questions
  • From Browse Criteria (on the left):
    • Expand criteria types to view options by selecting one or more of the following: Pools, Tests, Question Types, Categories, Topics, Levels of Difficulty, or Keywords
    • Choose your criteria for searching by selecting check box(es)
  • From Criteria Summary (on the right):
    • Select the check box(es) next to question(s) to choose them
    • To view an entire question select the preview icon Preview iconbetween the check box and the question text
  • When satisfied with selected questions, select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: Questions added.