How to Use Questions from a Pool on a Test

After creating a Pool of questions, you might be wondering how to use them on a test. Instead of using the Create Question menu, you will point to the Reuse Question menu to find existing questions. This menu has three options for adding questions from your Pools: Create Question Set, Create Random Block, and Find Questions.

A "Question Set" is static and made up of specific questions selected by the instructor.

A "Random Block" is used to pull a block of questions (multiple questions treated as one) into a test from selected pools AND based on all questions or specific question types. They are dynamic and reflect changes to the question pool.

The “Find Questions” option simply lets you browse all of the available question content in your course and select individual items to add to the test. 

Step-by-Step Guide

How to Use Questions from a Pool on a Test

 

Create a Question Set

  1. On the Control Panel click Course Tools, and then click TestsSurveysand Pools.
    tests, surveys, and pools link
     
  2. Click Tests.
  3. Click the contextual menu on the test you want to edit, and then click Edit.
    test edit link
     
  4. Point to Reuse Question, and then click Create Question Set. You will see the Create Question Set pop-up window.
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  5. Under Browse Criteria, select which pools, tests, question types, etc. you want to pull from.
  6. Choose which questions you would like to use in your question set and then click Submit.
    create question set page

The entire group of questions will be added to your test as a question set, and you can tell the test how many of those questions to use. 
 

Create a Random Block of Questions

  1. On the Control Panel click Course Tools, and then click TestsSurveysand Pools.
    tests, surveys, and pools
     
  2. Click Tests.
  3. Click the contextual menu on the test you want to edit, and then click Edit.
    edit link
     
  4. Point to Reuse Question, and then click Create Random Block. You will see the Create Random Block pop-up window.
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  5. Under Choose Criteria, select which pool you want to use.
  6. Under Question Types, select the type of questions you want to use, or select All Pool Questions.
    create random block page
     
  7. When you have selected your pool and question types, click Submit.

The entire group of questions will be added to your test as a random block (you can tell the test how many questions to give the student), and the block will be changed if you add new questions which fit the criteria.
 

Find Questions

  1. On the Control Panel click Course Tools, and then click TestsSurveysand Pools.
    tests, surveys, and pools link
     
  2. Click Tests.
  3. Click the contextual menu on the test you want to edit, and then click Edit.
    edit link
     
  4. Point to Reuse Question, and then click Find Questions. You will see the Find Questions pop-up window.
    find questions link
     
  5. Under Browse Criteria, select the Pools, Tests, Questions Types, Categories, Topics, Levels of Difficulty, and/or Keywords you want to pull questions from.
    find questions page
     
  6. When you have selected your questions, click Submit.

The entire selection of questions will be added to your test and you can then arrange and edit them as needed.

 


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Article ID: 93558
Created
Mon 12/2/19 10:42 AM
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Tue 9/8/20 9:40 AM