Creating and Importing Pools of Questions

No purely online assessment system can prevent all forms of cheating. Unless you are giving the test as a proctored computer lab test, you should consider Blackboard assessments tantamount to a take-home exam. If you are not comfortable with take-home exams, you should not be using Blackboard for assessments.

Creating a Pool

Creating a pool is almost identical to creating a test. The overall steps include the following:

  • Select Build Pool, Students will not see the pool name, description, or instructions, so the information you enter is only for your purposes.
  • Specify the pool Question Settings – These are identical to test Question Settings.
  • Add the questions The process to add questions in Pool Canvas is identical to the process for adding questions to a test.
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Importing a Pool

  1. On the Pools page, click Import Pool.
  2. On the Pool Import page, click Browse My Computer.
  3. Click Submit. The Pool Import Complete page appears.
  4. The imported pool is added to the list on the Pool Manager page.