This week I learned to pool questions in a MyMathLab test. To use pooling you need to enable pooling on the first screen where when you start to create a test. (This post assumes you have made MyMathLab tests). You can select a group of questions and press the Pool button. On each student’s test the software will select only one of those questions.
I plan to use this feature to create short quizzes the students can use while reviewing for the final. I will take every objective for a chapter and chose a problem. Then I will pool them into one question. The students when they try this test will get a subset of objectives- just like they get on the real final. They can also take these quizzes in a short period of time. I will set the test so they can take it an unlimited number of times. If a student does well on several iterations they can consider themselves ready. Care must be taken to explain to students that a single 100% does not mean readiness since each quiz only samples the objectives.