Documentation:Connect/Edit a Test Pool (How To)

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Pools are collections and groups of questions that can be included in tests and surveys. For example, you might have a set of ten or twenty related questions you would like to reuse in several tests or surveys, or even across multiple courses. The advantage of using a pool is you do not have to remember all those questions and manually add them to each test or survey.

When pool questions are selected for a test, links are created between the test and the pool questions. Changes to linked questions produce a warning message that the changes take effect everywhere the question appears.

You should not make changes to pool questions that have been deployed in a test once students have begun taking the test. If you edit a pool question after a student has submitted a test it was included on, the student will view the new modified question when they view their grade and feedback. They will not view the original question. A yellow warning bar will appear at the top of the screen if you try to edit a deployed test.

This document will show you how to:

  • Edit existing pools
  • Edit questions in a pool

How to Edit Existing Pools

  1. From the Pool page, click the chevron to the right of the pool's name to open the contextual menu
  2. Click Edit
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    Hover your cursor on the test pool name to make the chevron appear.
  3. Add questions, delete questions, or change point values
  4. Click OK to return to the Pools page

How to Edit Questions in a Pool

Changes to linked questions produce a warning message that the changes take effect everywhere the question appears. If the question has attempts, changing it will require any submitted attempts to be regraded and may affect test scores. If this happens, affected instructors and students are notified.

  1. From the Pools page, select the pool that contains the questions to edit
  2. Select the chevron to the right of a pool's name to access the contextual menu
  3. Click Edit
  4. From the Pool Canvas, filter the list of questions by selecting from the list of Browse Criteria.
  5. Click the chevron to the right of a question name to access the contextual menu
  6. Click Edit
  7. Edit the question.
  8. Click Submit to commit your changes in all tests where that question appears. Alternatively, you can Save as New to create a new question, which does not require regrading of existing attempts.