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Direct Access to Item Banks - is there?

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It is quite possible I continue to miss this but is there any way I can access my Item banks for New Quizzes rather than have to make up a quiz each time?

There are many occasions when I and my colleagues just want to add to the Item banks rather than actually create a quiz....

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You don't have to make a new quiz each time but you do have to enter a quiz.  There is no direct navigation button to the banks.  So:

1. Go to Assignments.

2.  Select ANY new quiz

3.  When quiz opens, click on your kabob and you will see manage banks.  You can open any bank and work with it from there.

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You don't have to make a new quiz each time but you do have to enter a quiz.  There is no direct navigation button to the banks.  So:

1. Go to Assignments.

2.  Select ANY new quiz

3.  When quiz opens, click on your kabob and you will see manage banks.  You can open any bank and work with it from there.

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Thanks sbridge@syc427.org‌ for the detailed explanation and print screen. 

I guess it is a sort of chicken and egg thing although increasingly I have been training staff to create resources directly in Item Banks rather than make quizzes. Although you have to do this first......

Would dearly just like a link straight to the Item Banks.

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Thanks for the information about this.  Unfortunately, this is not a solution--it is a workaround (and it is quite elegant and straightforward).  I wish that there was some way in the Canvas community to distinguish various responses as answers, workarounds, and solutions.  I came to this page thinking that I was somehow missing a piece of the puzzle, but as far as I'm concerned, this "bug" isn't squashed.  The original question from @GideonWilliams  was (and I'm paraphrasing), "Is there direct access to the Item Banks area for New Quizzes?"

The answer is "No, there is not direct access to the Item Banks area for New Quizzes."  That would be the end of it, but the question seems to imply that there is an expectation of direct access, and the responses from @deborah_oakley1  and  @GideonWilliams indicate a desire for direct access (and I want it, too).  Because there are no other posts to the contrary thus far, we are operating under the assumption that only indirect access currently exists.

The workaround--the indirect access to the Item Banks area for New Quizzes--is included in your post.  This codifies the method of getting there so that we don't have to wander around aimlessly hoping to stumble upon the Item Banks area by happenstance.

The solution--the direct access to the Item Banks area for New Quizzes--does not yet exist (at the time of this post).  The old quizzes option has a "Manage Question Banks" link that is accessible independently, with no need to have any existing quizzes or banks, so it's reasonable that we would want the analogous Item Bank access for the New Quizzes option.

I'm new to the community, and the layout has changed a lot, so I don't know where to make a feature update request, but perhaps someone with that knowledge will read my post and help me/us ask for direct access to Item Banks in New Quizzes.

Gwinn

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I agree 100%. Looking to find just that is what led me here on a web search.]

I have the same issue with the "Speed Grader." If you're looking at the overall grades, there's no direct link to Speed Grader except to pick an assignment, open one window and then click Speed Grader. Some of the interface on Canvas needs work...it's otherwise a great system and well supported.