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Is there a way to create questions in an assessment (not test/quiz) and then save them to a question bank yet? I know that question banks can be associated with assessments, but I don't see a way to migrate the questions from the assessment to a test bank in resources. Thanks!

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    Charles Black Official comment

    Hi Jennifer!

    Thanks for posting your question! We have OODLES of new features coming to Assessments in Schoology and yep, Question Banks are on the Roadmap! Please visit: https://sgyroadmap.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000484227-Question-Banks-for-Course-Assessments and click Follow to get updated on our progress with Question Banks for Assessments!

    Thank you!

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    Bill Seder

    This is no longer listed on the roadmap, and the link you provided no longer works. Could we have an update? This is a feature that many at our school we're anticipating.

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    Mr. Straube

    Is it possible to say whether this feature is going to be limited to only certain users? It seems like the project roadmap went from suggesting this would be a feature for everyone to recently suggesting it might only be available for those using AMP. 

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    Claire de Lacy

    Hi all,

    Thank you for your interest in Question Banks for Course Assessments! I wanted to provide more context on this to avoid any confusion over our Product Roadmap. Schoology encourages instructors to utilize Assessments as we continuously add more features. While the long-term plan for Schoology is to enhance Course Assessments and phase out the Test/Quiz feature, we want to ensure a seamless transition for everyone using our original testing feature. At this time, we decided to take Question Banks for Assessments out of the research and planning stage of our development process.

    The Product Roadmap is a snapshot of what we are planning to do at a given point in time - but like everything else in life, even the best-laid plans are subject to change. Since the research and planning for Question Banks for Assessments is on-hold, we wanted to remove it from the Product Roadmap so users are not confused about what Schoology is currently developing. That is the ultimate purpose of having a public roadmap - keeping our users up-to-date on the decisions being made and work being done at Schoology.

    We recommend that you click Follow on each section of the Product Roadmap to stay up to date on other key features we're building:

    Additionally, at this time, AMP users may convert Test/Quiz and Course Assessments into AMP Question Banks. I hope this information is helpful!

    Best,

    Claire de Lacy
    Knowledge Management Specialist
    Schoology, Inc.

    Edited by Claire de Lacy
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    Carol Roth

    Hi Claire,

    While that was helpful for us understanding better, it is not good news. As a technology integrator I have to be certain the needs of our teachers are being met in the best ways possible. I will not be suggesting our teachers shift from Test/Quiz to Assessments until there is a Question Bank available for them there. The collaborative Question Bank is an integral part of how we run things in our district. I certainly appreciate the wide variety of question options in Assessments but that is not everything to us. I have the distinct feeling we are being pushed into purchasing AMP, even though it really does not meet our needs.

    Thank you,

    Carol Roth

    Technology Integrator

    Central York School District

    York, PA

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    Claire de Lacy

    Hi Carol,

    Thank you for reaching out in the Community! I understand your concerns regarding Question Banks for Assessments. Although we've taken it out of the research and planning stage of our development process - that doesn’t mean we are not going to implement them at all. We just aren’t working on it right now. We understand how integral question banks are to any testing experience, and we’ll be implementing Question Banks for Assessments before the Test/Quiz is retired.

    I hope this clarifies things! 

    Best,

    Claire de Lacy
    Knowledge Management Specialist
    Schoology, Inc.

     

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    Philip Pulley Ed.D.

    Claire,

    This seems to be a poorly timed move on Schoology's part that makes it seem as if they are more interested in AMP users than other Enterprise users. I work in a small district with no curriculum director, no tech integration specialist, and no department chairs. AMP is a nice tool but not something we can afford on top of our Enterprise subscription and as you can see, we have no one that could begin to implement AMP.

    Without test banks, grade by question, and the ability to comment on questions I will now stop using assessments. I had been keeping tests as Test/Quiz to use test banks, but with this additional move back from "full parity" with Test/Quiz I will no longer be converting shorter, daily T/Q sets to assessments until those enhancements are added and features that don't work are fixed. (T/F Qs that require correction)

    Dr. Philip Pulley

    Fieldcrest High School

    2018 Schoology Ambassador of the Year

    Assessment Issues Discussion

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=16pVf3H2MmreGjTUa2Uyg4uZ2x45K3Tfe 

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