Creating Question Pools

Overview

Question pools allow you to give students a set number of questions randomly-selected from a larger pool of question. For example, a 25 question quiz could be comprised of questions pulled at random from a pool of 50 questions. Each student would get a unique set of questions. For this reason, creating question pools helps to maintain academic integrity on quizzes and exams. 

Note: You can create multiple question pools within a single quiz. This allows you to create a question pool for each topic to ensure that students get a sufficient number of questions for each learning objective that needs to be assessed.


Step 1. From the "Edit Quiz" screen, click the Add/Edit Questions button within the "Properties" tab. This will open a new page.


Step 2. On the new page, click the blue New button and then select Question Pool from the dropdown. This will take you to a new page.


Step 3. Enter a Question Pool Title (1). Then click the Browse Question Library button (2). This will expand a window on the right side of the page


Step 4. In the "Browse Question Library" window, find the question(s) that you would like to add to the Question Pool. You can search for the questions in the text box (1) or use the Source, Filter, and Sort options (2). Note that you can change the Source from the Question Library to another quiz in your course. This allows you to add questions from previous quizzes or questions that are otherwise not in the Question Library.

Use the checkboxes to select the questions you want to add to the Question Pool (3) and then click the blue Add button (4).


Step 5. With the questions added, enter how many questions from the pool each student will get (1) and how many points each question is worth (2). A preview of how the question will appear on the quiz can be seen on the right side of the page. When you are done, click Save (3). 

This completes the process of adding a Question Pool to the quiz. The Question Pool will now appear on both the "Add/Edit Questions" screen (A) and the "Edit Quiz" screen under the Properties tab (B).