A pool is a set of tasks that are sent out for completion at the same time. The task interface is described in the project.
Creating a pool
It is a good idea to test the pool and task page settings in the sandbox and then transfer them to the Toloka production version.
To create a pool with main tasks and control tasks:
Click Add pool on the project page.
Set the pool parameters and click Save.
Prepare the data for tasks.
If the tasks have images, audio files or videos, the files need to be stored on the internet (for instance, on Yandex.Disk).
- Start the pool, to assign tasks to performers.
- Start the training, if it is linked to the pool. Otherwise, performers won't see the pool tasks in the list of available tasks.
Actions with a pool
- Starting and stopping a pool
- You can start a pool if:
To start the pool, click on the pool page or in the list of pools on the project page.
A started pool has the status “Open”. When all pool tasks are completed, the pool automatically switches to the “Closed” status.
To stop giving out the pool tasks before all of them are completed, click on the pool page or in the list of pools on the project page.Tip. New tasks can be uploaded to an open or closed pool.
- Editing a pool
- You can edit a pool only in the “Closed” status. To edit the pool parameters, click Edit at the top of the pool page or in the list of pools on the project page.
- Cloning a pool
- To clone a pool — that is, to create a copy of the pool with the same parameters, click at the top of the pool page, or in the list of pools on the project page.
- Archiving a pool
- A pool with the “Archived” status can't be started or edited. By default, archived pools are not visible in the list of project pools. To view them:The pool is automatically archived if none of the following actions is performed in the pool for a month:
- Open the project page.
- Click the Show/hide filters button at the top of the Pools table.
- In the Status filter, choose Archived.
- Uploading tasks.
- Changing status.
- Completing a task.
- Cloning via the Toloka API.