Editing Question Pools Used in a Test

This guide pertains to Ultra Course View.

If your course is in Original Course View, see the Original Course View tutorial collection.


Editing Question Pools Used in a Test

This how-to guide is for editing question pools associated with a test.  To learn about editing individual test questions, see Edit Tests and Questions.  See Question Pools to learn more.
Before students open an assessment, you can add, remove, and edit individual questions in a question pool. When you remove a question in a pool, the question isn't deleted from your course. You can also delete a pool or move a pool to a new location in the assessment.
Edit view of a test showing a question pool. The question pool options menu, view questions link, and add question function after the pool are highlighted.
  1. After you save the question pool, press the Drag to Reorder icon in a pool's row to move it to a new location. The question numbering updates automatically. Open the menu and select Edit to make changes to the pool such as the questions' points. Select Delete to remove the pool from the assessment.

    You can use your keyboard to move an item.

    1. Tab to an item's Drag to reorder icon.
    2. Press Enter to activate move mode.
    3. Use the arrow keys to choose a location.
    4. Press Enter to drop the item in the new location.
  2. You can view the questions in a pool and add, remove, or edit questions.
  3. Select the plus sign wherever you want to add another question pool.

To view questions in the pool, select View Questions. On the Question Pool page, the number of questions in the pool is listed in the top-left area. The source assessment for each question in the pool is listed.

View of a question pool


When you select Edit/Regrade, a notification appears that states how many other assessments are affected. If you edit a question in a question pool, the edits appear everywhere the question is used. The same is true for edits you make in a source assessment's questions. Those edits affect all the question pools where the question appears.

A banner that alerts you the question is used in a test and edits to the question will apply everywhere.


After students open an assessment or make submissions, you can't add or remove questions from a pool or delete a pool from an assessment. You also can't move the pool to a new location in the assessment. You can edit, regrade, and give full credit for questions when submissions exist. For example, if you change the correct answer, the question is regraded in all assessments where the question is used.

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