A question pool is a collection of questions that is stored for repeated use. [source] For example, you can create a question pool to hold all the questions you have used in your course’s final exam and rotate questions semester by semester without having to recreate each question.

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  1. In the Control Panel, under Course Tools, click on Tests, Surveys, and Pools.

  2. Click Pools.

  3. Click the Build Pool button.

  4. Add a name for your question pool and an optional description.

  5. Click Submit.

  6. Add questions to the pool through any of three different methods:

    1. Create Question - create a new question with its own text, answer choices, etc.

    2. Find Questions - search for and add questions that you’ve created in other tests, surveys, and pools in Blackboard.

    3. Upload Questions - upload questions from a .txt file or previously exported question pool (view this page for guidelines on file formatting for each question type.PoolCanvas.png

  7. The Question Settings button allows you to change the default point values and display results for your question.


  8. After adding all the questions for your pool, click OK to return to your list of pools.

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