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  • This allows for individual questions from a particular Question Pool to be copied and added to a new or existing assessment.

    Note: Questions copied from a pool are presented in the order listed in the assessment. To deliver questions randomly from a pool, see How do I set up a random question set?

  • Updated on: Nov 16, 2021

    How do I set up a random question set?

  • A question pool consists of questions developed in advance and saved for use in assessments.  

  • Updated on: Nov 16, 2021

    What is a question pool?

    A question pool is a set of questions, identified by a name, that belongs to you (not the worksite).  You can share a question pool with others, and others can share theirs with you.

    Questions pools are set up in advance of an assessment, for convenience.  When you are ready to give your students an assessment (a test or quiz), you can pull questions from your pools and also from pools that have been shared with you.  

    Question pools serve as the basis for random-draw questions.  To give each student a different question on the same subject, set up a question pool with several equivalent questions on that subject, and then add a random-draw question using that pool.

    Question pools can be subdivided into subpools, and those subpools can be further subdivided, for organization that reflects your teaching methods.

  • Creation of a question pool consists of assigning a name and composing the questions, analogous to composing the questions of an exam. Question pools can serve as test banks for assessment questions, including random draw questions. For an overview, see What is a Question Pool?

    Note: Because a question pool cannot be given to students as is, no exam settings are available.

  • Updated on: Nov 16, 2021

    How do I use assessment parts?

    Assessments are subdivided into parts, but may consist of only one part that comprises all the questions.  Parts allow you to create sections of an assessment, each with its own title, questions, question pool draws, attachments (for resources or directions), and question ordering.

    When you create a new assessment, a part (i.e., section) called "Default" is created automatically. If you leave it named "Default", that title will not appear on your assessment; to change the part's name, click Edit. You can begin adding questions immediately to "Default", or you can add your own parts.

    New parts will be listed in the order you create them. You can re-order parts within an assessment, and edit each part individually.

    Your assessment must contain at least one part, but you can remove any of the additional parts you create. You can also remove the "Default" part, as long as you've already created another part to replace it.

    For more information on adding parts, see How do I add multiple parts to an assessment?

  • Updated on: Nov 16, 2021

    How do I create a file upload question?

    This allows for a file upload question to be added to a new or existing assessment. This question type presents a question or assignment that requires the user to upload a file.

  • This explains how to create additional parts to assessment. Parts are often used to set up random question sets that pull questions from question pools.

  • This explains the process of adding a student audio response question (formerly called "audio recording" question) to any type of assessment. This question type presents users with a question that they must answer audibly. A recording utility opens and allows users to record the answer using a microphone.

  • Updated on: Nov 16, 2021

    How do I create a survey?

    The Tests & Quizzes tool may be set up to deliver surveys as well as other types of assessments. Survey question types may be added to a new or existing assessment. There are two types: a basic survey and a matrix of choices survey.

    Tip: If you are delivering a survey, you may wish to set the assessment to anonymous when publishing the item, so that your survey responses will be gathered anonymously. See How do I view and modify the settings of an assessment? for more information on delivery options.