Building and Importing Test Pools

1. In a Blackboard course under the Control Panel, click on Course Tools, and then Tests, Surveys, and Pools.
Course tools drop down is selected and Tests, Surveys, and Pools is selected


2. On the Tests, Surveys and Pools page, click on Pools.
image of the pools option is highlighted


3. On the Pools page, click on Build Pool.
image of build pool option is highlighted


Each pool should have a unique name. Questions can be organized your questions in any way, either by key concepts, units, lessons, chapters, weeks, topics, or mastery categories. A pool name is required, and a short description can be added if desired, such as the amount of time allowed for the quiz, dates available and time zone in which the test is based (EST, CST, etc.).

image of the name entry field and "add instructions here" fields are highlighted

4. Click Submit to create a pool. A purple box will appear on the next screen if the creation was successful. No questions will be listed when the pool is opened. To “import” questions from an existing Blackboard test, click on Find Questions.
image of banner saying success and find questions button are highlighted

A new window will open. Under Browse Criteria on the left side of the screen, click on Tests and select the Test from which to import questions.  After clicking on the Test, the questions from that test will appear to the right.  Select the questions to use.
image of the selected test is highlighed, then the boxes to select the test questions are highlighted


When finished selecting the desired questions, click the Submit button. When revising the pool bank has been completed, click OK in the lower right of the screen to return to the Pool list. The pool is now ready to use.

image of ok button


Import a test, survey, or pool

  1. On the Control Panel, expand the Course Tools section and select Tests, Surveys, and Pools.

  2. On the Tests, Surveys, and Pools page, select the item you want to import, such as Pools.

  3. Select Import.

  4. On the Import page, browse for the file from your computer or your course's file repository: Course Files or the Content Collection.

  5. Select Submit.

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Article ID: 63344
Tue 10/2/18 2:51 PM
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