In Oncourse Tests & Surveys, after importing tests from Original Test and Survey, how do I re-establish random-draw question delivery?
Any test imported from Original Test and Survey that contains section breaks will have corresponding parts in Tests & Surveys. However, the automated migration process will not replicate the random draw question delivery from Original Test and Survey. Instead, it will create a part with all the questions from the original section. You'll need to manually re-establish the random-draw delivery of those questions, as follows. (For more about how tests import, see How will tests imported in bulk from Original Test and Survey appear in Tests & Surveys?)
To convert your migrated test to use random draw:
- Create a question pool for each part that should use random draw
- Copy the questions from each random-draw part to a separate question pool
- Create new parts that randomly draw questions from unique question pools
- Remove the original parts containing duplicate questions
Create a question pool for each part that should use random draw
- In Tests & Surveys, from the list of Unpublished Assessments,
locate an imported assessment with sections or parts that originally used
random draw, and from the
Select Actionmenu next to it, choose
- Review the assessment structure. Determine which parts should use
random draw, and note the name, purpose, and/or topic of each.
- At the top of the page, click
Add New Poolto create a pool that will correspond to one part that should use random draw.
- For "Pool Name", give the pool a name that incorporates whatever
information will help you identify it (e.g., course, test name, topic,
Note: You can choose to create a main pool (e.g., for the whole test) and subpools within it (e.g., for each part), if desired. When selecting pools for random draw, you'll be able to see this hierarchy. However, it's still a good idea to give each subpool a unique name that will enable you to easily recognize what it is.
- Fill in the other fields as desired, and click
- Repeat steps 4-6 as necessary to create empty question pools for each random draw section in your original assessment.
Copy the questions from each random-draw part to a separate question pool
- From the list of Unpublished Assessments, locate the test for which
you created empty question pools, and from the
Select Actionmenu, choose
Edit. (If you don't see the list of assessments, at the top of the page, click
- Locate a part with questions that should be randomly drawn, and on
the right side of the screen, click
Copy to Pool.
- Check the box next to the appropriate pool, and at the bottom of the
- Repeat steps 2-3 as needed to copy all questions that should be delivered using random draw to their corresponding question pools.
Create new parts that randomly draw questions from unique question pools
- Just above the first question in the test, click
Add Part. Give the part a title, and add instructions under "Information", if desired.
- Under "Type", choose
Random draw from question pool.
- Next to "Pool name (total # of questions)", select the question
pool that corresponds to this part. When you've done so, you'll see
the total number of questions in the pool appear in parentheses after
the pool name.
- Next to "Number of questions", type the number of questions each student
should be given when taking the test.
- Next to "Point value of questions", type the number of points each
question should be worth. (This overrides any value set in the
question pool; entering a value here ensures that all students have
the same total possible points for the test.)
- If students can submit the test more than once, next to "Type of
randomization", choose whether you want the questions randomized
separately for each attempt, or once for all submissions. Use the
first option if you want each student to see a different random
question set each time they attempt the part and the second if you
want the student to see the same questions on subsequent attempts.
(If students can only access the test once, you can ignore this
- At the bottom of the page, click
- Repeat the steps in this section as needed to create a part for
each section that should use random draw.
- Near the top of the page, click
Previewto preview your test. Verify that you have all the random draw parts needed, and that they all randomly draw as intended.
Remove the original parts containing duplicate questions
- If necessary, in the list of Unpublished Assessments, from the
Select Actiondrop-down list for the appropriate test, select
- You cannot remove the first part in an assessment; if necessary, change
the order of the parts by selecting a different number from the drop-down
list next to "Part".
- For the part you want to remove, on the far right, click
Remove part and all questions, and then click
- Repeat the steps in this section as needed to remove all the original parts without random draw.
Last modified on May 16, 2013.