How do I create an item in a district item bank as an admin?

As a Mastery Connect district administrator (admin) you can create items in your district's item bank and share those items with teachers in your district. You can also reserve them for other administrators.


Open Item Bank

In the Global Navigation menu, click the Items link [1].

To select an item bank, click the More Options drop-down menu [2]. Then click the [your district] link [3].

Add Item

Click the Add Item button.

Add Item Details

Select Details and Click Continue

In the text field, enter a Title [1].

To select a question type, click the Question Type drop-down menu [2] and select an option.

Use the drop-down menus to select a Subject, Core, Class, and Standard [3].  

To align the question to more than one standard, click the Add Another Standard option [4].

You can also add or edit optional details.

  • To change the language of the item from the default of English, select an option from the Language drop-down menu [5].
  • To add a Blooms Taxonomy value, select one from Blooms drop-down menu [6].
  • To add a difficulty level, select one from the Difficulty drop-down menu [7].
  • To add a depth of knowledge value, select one from the DOK menu [8].

To create the question in the district item bank, click the Continue button [9].  

Add Item Content

The item bank item editor displays navigation links to the item banks [1] and the select item bank [2]. It also displays the item's name [3].

Use the content editor to enter all the item content for the type of item you are creating [4]. For more information about additional authoring options, click the Authoring Help icon [5].

You can validate the item interaction and score in the item preview space [6].

You can add a feature to the item such as a passage or a question-level tool [7].

After entering item content, you can save, publish, or reserve the item [8].

Validate Answers

Validate Answers

To preview the item interaction, select various answers in the item as a student might [1].

To view correct and incorrect answers, click the Show Answers checkbox [2]. Correct answers display a check mark [3]. Selected incorrect answers display an X [4], unselected correct answers are highlighted yellow.

The number of points awarded for the item as answered in the preview window over the number of points possible display in the scoring bubble [5].

Add Optional Features

Add Optional Features

To add optional features to the item, click the Add Feature button [1] and select the features from the drop-down menu [2]. Learn more about adding passages and other features.

Note: The Desmos calculators are only available in districts that have paid Desmos subscriptions.

Save or Publish Item  

To save the item as a draft and keep editing enabled, click the Save As Draft button [1]. When you save an item as a draft, it can be edited and deleted in your personal item bank and by admins in the district teacher item bank.

To disable editing and share the item with teachers in your district, click the Publish button [2]. When you publish an item, it displays in the district teacher item bank and is available to all users in your district. You can delete the item from your personal item bank, and admins can delete the item from the district teacher item bank.

To disable editing and share the item with admins only, click the Publish & Reserve button [3]. When you publish and reserve an item, you can delete it in your personal item bank, and admins can view and delete the item in the district teacher item bank.

To delete the question and return to the Create New Item page, click the Go Back button [4].