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liesbeth_deblee
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How can I copy an entire item bank (New Quizzes) within the same Canvas course?

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I would like to have a copy of my item bank in order to create two identical bank (one of them has to stay as it is right now, one of them will be used to add new questions).

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Jen_Charles
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Hi,  @liesbeth_deblee ‌. As far as I am aware, you cannot copy an entire item bank at one time. (I agree that this would be a very useful feature, especially when sharing item banks with colleagues.) I have had to copy each question one at a time. But, once you set up the path (which bank it will go to), that will default and you'll have less clicks for each remaining question. One thing to keep in mind - banks seem to populate the new question at the top of the bank, so you may want to start the copying process from the bottom of the bank if you need to keep them in a certain order, as there is no way to reorder items in an item bank, again as far as I can tell. 

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Jen_Charles
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Hi,  @liesbeth_deblee ‌. As far as I am aware, you cannot copy an entire item bank at one time. (I agree that this would be a very useful feature, especially when sharing item banks with colleagues.) I have had to copy each question one at a time. But, once you set up the path (which bank it will go to), that will default and you'll have less clicks for each remaining question. One thing to keep in mind - banks seem to populate the new question at the top of the bank, so you may want to start the copying process from the bottom of the bank if you need to keep them in a certain order, as there is no way to reorder items in an item bank, again as far as I can tell. 

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Thanks a lot, Jen. I was afraid it wasn't possible to copy an entire item banks with a few clicks, but I wanted to be sure. This would be a very useful feature indeed.

Thanks for your advice, I wasn't aware of the fact it's impossible to reorder items within an item bank.

You inspired me to submit an idea. Smiley Happy Vote it up here!