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Blackboard - User Management - Using the Pool Manager

The Assessment tools allow you to create tests and surveys that automatically become an item in your Gradebook. Students complete these assessments and submit them through Blackboard.

The Pool Manager allows instructors to store questions for repeated use. When building a question pool, instructors can create new questions or they may add questions from existing assessments or other question pools.

In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate to the Pool Manager area and create a question Pool.
1. In the Control Panel area, on the right under Assessment , select the Pool Manager link.
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2. On the Test Manager page, click on the Add Pool button.
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3. In the Test info area, enter the test name and an optional description of the test and any necessary instructions. Click on Submit.
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4. Click on Creation Settings to modify any of the test/quiz settings. Items such as feedback, point value per question and image displays can be modified.
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6.Modify the necessary options to reflect the per question settings in your test/quiz. Click on Submit when done.
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7. On the Pool Canvas page, use the drop-down menu to select the type of question you want to add, then click the GO button.
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8. On the Add/Modify Question page, enter the Question Text and a Point Value in the text boxes provided.
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9. In the Answers section, select the Number of Answers from the drop down menu. Enter the text for the Answer choices in the text boxes provided, and designate the Correct answer by clicking on the radio button to the left of the appropriate Answer box.
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10. In the Feedback section, enter the text for a Correct and Incorrect Response. Click the Submit button to finish adding your question.
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11.You are returned to the Test Canvas page. You can add another question, choose a different question type and modify or remove an existing question. When you have finished creating your pool, you can use the next tutorial: Creating a Test from a Pool .
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