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arary
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Sharing question bank with a teacher - if they edit/delete questions does that change on my end?

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I created a question bank of about 40 questions for my upcoming test in new quizzes. For the test, I set it to select 20 random questions from the bank. This way students can have 2nd and 3rd attempts at the test, but it's not necessarily going to be the same exact questions.

I shared my question bank with another teacher and she is going to do the same thing. However, if she decides to edit or delete a question from the bank, does it disappear on my end too? How can we avoid this problem so she can edit/delete without changing my questions on my end?

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urbansk6
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The only way I've found to do that, as things are right now, is to "unload" the question bank into a quiz and then hit the "copy" button on each individual question. The copied content won't be in the item bank and the instructor would then be free to remove the banked items from that quiz and edit the copied versions. It is pretty time-consuming to get it to that point, though.

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urbansk6
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Yes, it does, and there's not really a convenient way to copy or unlink item banks at this point either. There was just a post this morning about how Item Banks are about to go through some much-needed changes, so maybe that'll get fixed soon. Otherwise I'm not sure there are many good solutions unfortunately.

arary
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We just did an experiment where the other teacher added a "testing" option to a question and it showed up on my end, so we figured out that we can't share/edit the bank without affecting both of us.

Can she duplicate the question bank somehow and then edit her own copy?

urbansk6
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The only way I've found to do that, as things are right now, is to "unload" the question bank into a quiz and then hit the "copy" button on each individual question. The copied content won't be in the item bank and the instructor would then be free to remove the banked items from that quiz and edit the copied versions. It is pretty time-consuming to get it to that point, though.

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Steven_S
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Following up on the solution proposed by @urbansk6  you can then each have a separate bank.  Remove the share on the first bank, and have the teacher with the copied questions put each question in its own bank. 

If you have multiple teachers to share with, you can also have your admin create a shared workspace where you can create a copy of the quiz, disassociated from the bank, as suggested by @urbansk6  and allow faculty to copy the quiz without a bank from the shared workspace.