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Add/Move/Copy/Remove Question Pools

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


Permissions and roles

To complete the procedures in this article, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. This often excludes Students and TAs by default. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles.

For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles.

Contents

[edit] 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. You cannot share your question pools with other instructors within the application; question pools are available only to those who create them. You can, however, export a question pool and give the file to another instructor, who can then import it. 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 Pools TOP on the Copy Pool or Move Pool screens.

[edit] Adding a question pool or subpool

To create a new question pool:

On the menubar for the relevant course or project site, click Tests and Quizzes.

On the Assessments page, click Question Pools.

On the Question Pools screen, click Add New Pool. Then, on the Add Pool screen: In the "Pool Name" field, give your question pool a name. Note: The "Creator" field is filled in already with the name of the person logged into the current session.

In the optional "Department/Group" field, you may type a department or group name. In the optional "Description" field, you may type a description of the question pool. In the optional "Objectives" field, you may type a description of the objectives for this pool. In the optional "Keywords" field, type any keywords that may help you or someone else locate this question pool. 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:

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

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

Complete the subpool fields just as you did in step 3 above, and 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]].

[edit] Moving a pool or subpool

To move a question pool or subpool:

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.

On the Move Pool screen, use the radio buttons to select the destination pool or subpool. Choose Question Pools TOP 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.

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

[edit] Copying a pool or subpool

To copy a question pool or subpool:

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.

On the Copy Pool screen, use the radio buttons to select the destination pool or subpool. Choose Question Pools TOP 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.

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

[edit] Removing a pool or subpool

To remove a question pool or subpool:

On the Question Pools 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.

Click Update.

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


Other articles about Isaak/Sakai's tools and how instructors can use them:

Core Tools:   Image:Flag blue.png Announcements | Image:Page edit.png Assignments | Image:Lessons-icon.png Lessons | Image:Comments.png Forums | Image:Report.png Gradebook | Image:Folder.png Resources | Image:Calendar.png Schedule | Image:Pencil.png Tests and Quizzes

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Related articles:   How to add tools to your course | Using the Text Editor | Manage Groups | Permissions and roles | Contact the CPI for help

This article is based on the equivalent Sakai project help article.

The Sakai Educational Community License is deemed to be compatible with this sites Project:Copyrights which are under the Creative Commons 2.5 Licence. You can view the original Sakai help documentation, unedited, at http://kumu.brocku.ca/sakai/help/

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