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16. Add Questions from Pool to Test

Overview

A pool is a bank of questions test that can be reused repeatedly in multiple assessments. Pools can be exported from one course and imported into another for reuse. Pools themselves are never deployed or made visible to students. When you create a test or survey, you can search in pools for questions to add.

A random block allows you to allocate some of the questions from a pool to a test (i.e. 50 of a possible 150). Students are randomly allocated a selection of the pool questions each time they attempt the test so, it is likely each student will receive a different set of questions (depending on the size of the pool). You can also add specific questions to a test from a pool or another test (refer Create a pool guide). For more information, refer to the Reuse Questions and Random Blocks guide.

Note: If you add both specific questions, as well as a random block to your test from the same pool, there is the possibility that some questions may appear more than once.

Tasks to complete

Add specific questions

  1. In your Learn.UQ course, from the Control Panel, select Course Tools > Tests, Surveys and Pools > Tests.
  2. Click on the drop-down arrow next to Test Quiz [your full name] then select Edit.
  3. Click on Reuse Question Find Questions.
  4. Click on the Pools drop-down list.
  5. Click on the Test Pool [your full name] radio button.
  6. Check the checkboxes for the:
    1. Multiple Choice Question (What is the capital city of Australia?)
    2. Multiple Choice Question with Images (Which of the following is the Australian flag?)
    3. Multiple Answer Question (Which of the following are Australian capital cities?)
  7. Click on the Submit button.

Add a Random Block

  1. In your Learn.UQ course, from the Control Panel, select Course Tools > Tests, Surveys and Pools Tests.
  2. Click on the drop-down arrow next to Test Quiz [your full name] then select Edit.
  3. Click on Reuse Question > Create Random Block.
  4. Click on the Pools drop-down list.
  5. Check the Test Pool [your full name] checkbox.
  6. Click on the Question types drop-down list.
  7. Click on the All Pool Questions radio button.
  8. Click on the Submit button.

Change the Random Block's Number of Questions to Display

  1. In your Learn.UQ course, from the Control Panel, select Course Tools > Tests, Surveys and Pools Tests.
  2. Click on the drop-down arrow next to Test Quiz [your full name] then select Edit.
  3. In the newly created Random Block, enter "5" in the Number of Questions to display: textbox.
  4. Click on the Submit button.

Change the Question's Points Values

  1. In your Learn.UQ course, from the Control Panel, select Course Tools > Tests, Surveys and Pools Tests.
  2. Click on the drop-down arrow next to Test Quiz [your full name] then select Edit.
  3. Click on "All" in the Select: section to select all questions.
  4. Enter "1" in the Points textbox.
  5. Click on the Update button.