1. Select the Course Tools section in the Control
Panel, then click Tests, Surveys, and Pools on the expanded menu.
2. Depending on the type of assessment being
created, click either the Tests or Surveys link on the Tests,
Surveys, and Pools page. Tests will be used for this example.
3. Click the Build Test button.
4. Assign the test name, along with a description
and instructions, as needed. Hit Submit to continue to the Test
5. Click the Reuse Question button. Here you can
choose between selecting which questions to use from a pool, or to
create a random block. When using a random block, the system will
randomly pull a set number of questions from the pool for each
attempt, potentially creating unique exams for all users.
First, we will examine the steps required to
manually select questions from a pool.
- Choose Find From a Pool or Test from the
Reuse Question menu.
- Select the pool or test to search for questions.
- Select the question types to choose from. You
can select all types, or specify question types, as desired.
- Assign a point value for all questions. You
can also choose to use the point values already established
within a test, if you choose to reuse questions from a test.
- Click the Search button to select the
questions to include in the assessment.
- Select the checkboxes for any questions to be
used in the test. When all appropriate questions have been
selected, click the Add Selected button. The pool questions will
now be listed on the Test Canvas.
Now we will cover the process of adding a random
- Choose Create Random Block from the Reuse
- Select the Pool from which questions will be
- Select the question type to search. You can
select all types, or specify question types, as desired.
- Designate the number of questions to import.
For example, if you choose to import 30 questions from a 40
question pool, each test attempt will draw 30 questions from the
pool at random, with no questions repeated within any individual
- Assign a point value per question.
- Click the Import button to create the random
block and return to the test canvas. The random block will be
listed, including such information as the source pool, question
types drawn, number of questions drawn, and the point value per