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Importing Tests, Surveys, and Pools

You can export tests, surveys, and pools as ZIP files that you or other instructors can import to other courses. This is an effective way to share them with others and to save them for later use.

You can also import test banks and question pools made available by your textbook publisher. Check your specific publisher's website for instructions on how to export and save the questions in a format that is compatible with importing to Blackboard Learn.

How to Import a Test, Survey, or Pool

  1. On the Control Panel, expand the Course Tools section and click Tests, Surveys, and Pools.
  2. On the Tests, Surveys, and Pools page, click Pools.
  3. On the Pools page, click Import Pool on the action bar.
  4. On the Pool Import page, locate the appropriate file using one of the following options:
    • To upload a file from your computer, click Browse My Computer.
    • To upload a file from the course's storage repository:
      • If Course Files is the course's storage repository, click Browse Course.


      • If your school licenses content management, click Browse Content Collection.
  5. Click Submit.

To learn more, see Exporting Tests, Surveys, and Pools.


Only test, survey, and pool packages exported from Blackboard Learn may be imported.

Tests and surveys created by others, at other schools, or created with older versions of Blackboard Learn can be imported only if they are in the proper format.

To learn about formatting the different types of questions that make up tests, surveys, and pools, see Uploading Questions.

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