Adding, moving, copying, or removing a question pool or subpool

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Note: To complete the procedures in this document, you need to be assigned a role that has the necessary permissions. To find out what your role is, follow the directions in Participant roles. To see a list of what permissions are associated with a given role, see Permissions, roles, and tools. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and Roles: Overview.

Introduction

To reuse questions, you can create one or more question pools. Each question pool can contain several subpools (and subpools can contain subpools), so you can organize questions by subject matter, section number, question type, or any other criteria desired.

The question pools you create will only be accessible to you. For more information, see Can I share my question pools?.

You can move or copy question pools and subpools to any other question pool or subpool that you create, making the original pool a subpool of the destination pool. Also, you can elevate a subpool to question pool status by selecting Question Pool Manager on the Copy Pool or Move Pool screens.

Adding a question pool or subpool

To create a new question pool, follow these steps:

  1. On the menubar for the relevant course or project site, click .

  2. On the Assessments page, click Question Pools.

  3. On the Question Pools screen, click Add New Pool. Then, on the Add Pool screen:


  4. When you're finished, click Save to return to the Question Pools screen. You should see your new pool listed under "Pool Name".

To create a subpool, follow these steps:

  1. On the Question Pools screen, click the name of the pool in which you want to make a subpool.

  2. In the "Subpools" section, on the right, click Add.

  3. Complete the subpool fields just as you did in step 3 above, then click Save.

You're now ready to add questions to this question pool or its subpool. For instructions, see Adding questions to a question pool or subpool.

Moving a pool or subpool

To move a question pool or subpool, follow these steps:

  1. On the Question Pools screen, click Move below the title of your question pool. If one or more subpools exist for a question pool (or a subpool), click the triangle next to its title to reveal them.

  2. On the Move Pool screen, use the radio buttons to select the destination pool or subpool. Choose Question Pool Manager to elevate a subpool to question pool status. If one or more subpools exist for a question pool (or a subpool), click the triangle next to its title to reveal them.

  3. Click Move. Unless you chose Question Pool Manager in the previous step, the original pool will become a subpool of the chosen destination pool.

Copying a pool or subpool

To copy a question pool or subpool, follow these steps:

  1. On the Question Pools screen, click Copy below the title of your question pool. If one or more subpools exist for a question pool (or a subpool), click the triangle next to its title to reveal them.

  2. On the Copy Pool screen, use the radio buttons to select the destination pool or subpool. Choose Question Pool Manager to elevate a subpool to question pool status. If one or more subpools exist for a question pool (or a subpool), click the triangle next to its title to reveal them.

  3. Click Copy. Unless you chose Question Pool Manager in the previous step, the original pool will become a subpool of the chosen destination pool.

Removing a pool or subpool

To remove a question pool or subpool, follow these steps:

  1. On Question Pool screen, under "Remove?", place a checkmark in the box that corresponds to the pool or subpool you wish to remove. If one or more subpools exist for a question pool (or a subpool), click the triangle next to its title to reveal them.

    Note: Removing a pool deletes all associated subpools and questions.

  2. Click Update.

  3. On the next screen, you will be prompted to confirm the removal. To do so, click Remove.

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Last modified on January 12, 2006.