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Using the Pool Canvas

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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.

Following are the tasks that are performed on the Pool Canvas page:

Pool Canvas Tasks
Task Action
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 is displayed, where changes are made 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. Instructors can edit linked questions from the Pool Canvas. Changes made 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. Rubrics can be associated 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.
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