Create a Question Pool

You can create question pools in quizzes to distribute a unique set of questions to individual students. Question Pools pull questions from a designated pool of questions stored in the Question Library. Questions must be imported into a question pool from the Question Library. If your questions are not currently in the Question Library, please follow the steps to Create Questions in the Question Library, or Publish Quizzes to the Learning Repository.

Since you can only access question pools within quizzes, you must create a quiz before you can create its question pool. You can import an infinite number of questions from the Question Library into each question pool, but you cannot create new questions within question pool folders.

Managing question pools (renaming, reordering, deleting) is similar to managing quiz questions in sections, except you cannot publish question pool sections.  It is recommended that you organize your Question Library to include a section for each quiz. This makes it easier to locate the correct questions during the question pool creation process. A dynamic preview is automatically generated when questions are imported into a question pool. The preview allows instructors to quickly get an idea of how the question pool appears to students when taking the quiz.

Create a Question Pool

  1. On the navbar, click the Activities menu, then select Quizzes.
    Quizzes on the Nav Bar
  2. On the Manage Quizzes page, from the context menu of the quiz, click Edit.
    edit quiz
  3. Click Add/Edit Questions.
    add/edit questions in a quiz
  4. Select New button then click Question Pool.
    New Question Pool
  5. Enter a Question Pool Title such as “Terms” or “Quiz 1 Random.”
    Question Pool Title
  6. Click on the Browse Question Library button.
    Browse Question Library
  7. Click to check the box next to the questions or section you want to import into the Question Pool.
    Select questions
  8. Click the Add button to import the questions and/or sections into the question pool.
    Add Questions
  9. Enter the number of questions to select randomly from the pool for each quiz.
    Enter number of questions to select
  10. Enter the Points per Question.
    enter points per questions
  11. Click Save to finish creating the question pool.
    Save
  12. Click on the Question Pool name to make further changes or click on the Done Editing Questions button to finish building the question pool.
    Done editing questions
  13. The Question Pool will now appear in the quiz questions area.
    Question Pool in Quiz