Creating a question pool allows you to create a group of questions from which one or more (depending on the setting) is chosen at random for students.
Create new quiz or edit existing quiz
For the purposes of this article, let’s assume you want to create a quiz for the Chapter 4 LaunchPad unit that consists of standard questions and at least one question pool. In the Chapter 4 unit, first click Add to this Unit and then Create new.
Note: If you have already created a quiz and want to add a pool to it, find the quiz in your table of contents, hover over it, click More Options, then click Edit. Then skip to the step Click "Questions" tab.
Enter basic info
Provide a title for your quiz (in this case, Quiz with 1 Pool) and click the Save button. You can also add a Subtitle and Directions as needed.
To begin adding questions to your quiz, click the Questions tab at the top of your screen.
Important Note: If your quiz has a Search Questions tab and a Review & Modify tab instead of a Questions tab, you are using a different type of quiz and the rest of these instructions do not apply to you. Please see the help article How can I create a quiz using LaunchPad's question filters? and search for the section on question pools.
Click on a chapter to view test banks that contain publisher-supplied questions. Here we have selected Chapter 4.
Select test bank
Your test bank chapter may be divided into categories of questions. If you see a list of test banks, click on a test bank (in this case, Study Guide) to view publisher-supplied questions.
Select questions for pool
When the Study Guide questions appear, select the questions you would like to become part of your pool using the check boxes to the left of each question. We have selected ten questions for our example.
Add to pool
With your selections checked, click the Add to pool button at the top, then click Add to new pool. You can also add individual questions by clicking the link under the question that says Add to this assessment, then select Add to new pool or an existing pool from the drop-down that appears.
Note: If you accidentally add questions using the Add button, you will have to remove them before you can add them to a pool.
Add title and pool settings
Give the pool a title (in this case, Pool #1), and provide the number of questions you would like pulled from the pool (in this case, 5 questions). This pool will show five random questions to each student from the total number in the pool (ten in this case). Click the Create button.
You can see that your pool now contains the questions you’ve selected from the Study Guide. If you’d like to hide the questions, click the Hide questions button.
You can also edit your pool settings by clicking Edit or remove the pool by clicking Remove. Move the pool to the top or bottom using the Move link, or move it to another location by clicking and dragging the three dots icon under the checkbox.
To add more questions (not in a pool)
Now that you’ve created your pool of ten questions (of which five will be pulled), you can select the rest of the questions from the Study Guide that you’d like to be part of your quiz (in this case, five more questions). Since these questions are NOT being added to the pool, once you’ve selected the questions, just click the Add button.
If you wanted to add these questions to a second pool, you could instead click Add to pool and then Add to new pool, as we did for the previous pool.
View all questions
You can see that your quiz now consists of the ten questions in your pool as well as five additional questions.