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  • 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.

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

  • 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: Dec 21, 2020

    How do I set up a random question set?

  • The import and export operations allow you to download an assessment or question pool created in the Tests & Quizzes tool into an external file, and to upload from such an external file, or a format-compliant file obtained elsewhere, into an assessment or question pool.  The file comprises the entire assessment, including its title, settings, questions, and other options.

    Two export formats are available, IMS QTI 1.2 and IMS Content Packaging.  Content Packaging will capture links and attachments in your questions and package the file as a .zip file; you must transfer links and attachments yourself if you use IMS QTI.  Both formats create an XML file of your questions with all the components labeled according to the IMS standards.

    Tip: Many publishers provide test bank cartridges in IMS format. You may want to use this option if you are importing questions provided by your textbook publisher.

  • Updated on: Dec 21, 2020

    How do I import a question pool?

    A question pool is a set of questions of any types that belongs to the author and others with whom the author shares it.  See What is a Question Pool?

    A question pool is available to the author in any worksite in which that person has permission to create assessments, and will show in the list of Question Pools.

    You can import a question pool from a saved assessment, or from a file provided by a publisher or exported from another system.  

    Note: There is currently no way to export question pools, but the questions can be exported in the form of an assessment.

  • Updated on: Dec 21, 2020

    How do I share a question pool?

    By default, only you will be able to access the question pools you create, but you can share your question pools with other instructors from within the system.

    You can only share a question pool with a user who has permission to create assessments, and you must share the question pool from a site for which both you and the user have such a role; it does not have to be the site where you created the pool.

    Once someone shares a question pool with you, you can then access the pool from any site in which you have the ability to create assessments, unless the creator of the pool revokes access.

    Pool owners will see the names of everyone with whom they've shared the pool on the Share Pool screen in all of their own sites. If someone with whom a pool has been shared is not a member of the site the pool owner is viewing, that person will be listed under "Site Members with Access" with the role of "anonymous_access".

    Removing a user from a site does not remove access to any question pools you've shared with him or her.

  • Updated on: Dec 21, 2020

    How do I create a calculated question?

    This allows for a calculated question to be added to a new or existing assessment. A calculated question calculates new answers for every test, based on variables whose value changes each time. The answer is based on a formula, using those variables.

  • Updated on: Dec 21, 2020

    How do I create a hot spot question?

  • Updated on: Dec 21, 2020

    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.