How do I create an item in my personal item bank as a teacher in Mastery Connect?
In Mastery Connect, as a teacher or other user without administrative permissions, you can create items in your personal item bank and share them with other users in your district.
- You can also create an item from within an assessment.
- Items that you create in your personal item bank automatically become available in the district teacher item bank when you publish them.
- Items you create in your personal item bank and save as a draft can be viewed and deleted by the district admin in the district teacher item bank.
- Items that you create in your personal item bank can not be reserved in the district teacher item bank.
Open Item Bank
In the Global Navigation menu, click the Items link .
By default, your personal item bank should be selected. If it is not, click the More Options arrow . Then, click the [Your Name] Bank link .
Note: Items that you create in your personal item bank will automatically become available in the district teacher bank when you publish them.
Enter Item Details
Enter a name for the item in the Title text field .
To select an item type, click the Question Type drop-down menu  and select an item type from the list.
Select a subject, core, class and standard for the item from the drop-down menus .
To create an item that aligns with multiple standards, click the Add Another Standard icon  and add the additional information.
By default, English is selected as the language for the item. If you are creating an item in Spanish, click the Language drop-down menu and select the Spanish option .
To add optional Blooms Taxonomy, Difficulty, and Depth of Knowledge (DOK) information, click the drop-down menus .
To compose the item, click the Continue button .
You can learn more about composing a specific item type.
Add Item Content
The item bank item editor displays navigation links to the item banks  and the select item bank . It also displays the item's name .
Use the content editor to enter all the item content for the type of item you are creating . For more information about additional authoring options, click the Authoring Help icon .
You can validate the item interaction and score in the item preview space .
You can add a feature to the item such as a passage or a question-level tool .
After entering item content, you can save, publish, or reserve the item .
To preview the item interaction, select various answers in the item as a student might .
To view correct and incorrect answers, click the Show Answers checkbox . Correct answers display a check mark . Selected incorrect answers display an X , 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 .
Add Optional Features
Save or Publish Item
To save the item as a draft and keep editing enabled, click the Save As Draft button . 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 . 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 delete the question and return to the Create New Item page, click the Go Back button .