The Pool Canvas presents an inventory of questions. You can edit the pool name and instructions, create or edit questions, and upload questions. You can use the check boxes to select any or all questions and then delete them or change the point values.
When you are creating pool questions that are intended for use in surveys, correct answers must be added during question creation. These answers will be ignored once the question is added to a survey. This function enables the questions to be used in tests as well as surveys at a later time.
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The following table describes the tasks that you can perform on the Pool Canvas.
|Create a new question||Access the Create Question drop-down list in the and select a type of question.|
|Change the default point value for questions in the pool||Click the appropriate box in the Default Points column and type a new point value. Press ENTER or click the check mark icon to submit.|
|Change the name, description, or instructions for the pool||Access the pool title's contextual menu and select Edit.|
|Change the settings for this pool||Click Question Settings to adjust the default point value, options for question feedback and the inclusion of images. To learn more, see Changing Question Settings.|
|Copy a question||Access the question header's contextual menu and select Copy. The Create/Edit Question page appears and you can make changes to the copied question. Copied questions retain all of the settings of the original question.|
|Edit a question||Access the question header's contextual menu and select Edit. You can edit linked questions from the Pool Canvas. Changes you make to linked question are reflected everywhere there is a link to that question. Tests that are in progress will not display the changes to a linked question.|
|Associate or manage a rubric||Access the question header's contextual menu and select Edit. You can associate rubrics with Essay, File Response, or Short Answer questions. To learn more, see Rubrics.|
|Preview a question||Access the question header's contextual menu and select Preview. The question appears in a separate window.|
|Delete a question||Access the question header's contextual menu and select Delete. A confirmation box appears. Removing a question is irreversible.|
|Reuse a question||Click Find Questions. To learn more, see Reusing Questions.|