How do I manage item banks in Gauge?

You can manage your item banks within any assessment in Gauge. Item banks can be viewed, edited, and used only by the user who created them. You can also add new items to item banks from the Manage Item Banks page.

You can also view your item banks by creating a new assessment or editing an existing assessment. However, you cannot add new items to a bank if you access item banks from within an assessment.

Open Assessment

You can access your item banks by opening an assessment or creating a new assessment.

To open an assessment, click the title of the assessment [1].

To create a new assessment, click the Add Assessment button [2].

Manage Item Banks

Click the Options icon [1] and select the Manage Item Banks option [2].

View Item Banks

View Item Banks

From the Item Banks page, you can view all item banks you have created [1]. Each item bank will include the date it was last updated [2] and the number of questions and stimuli it contains [3].

To create a new item bank, click the Add Bank button [4].

Open Item Bank

Open Item Bank

To open an item bank, click the name of the item bank.

View Items

View Items

View the items in the item bank [1].

To search for an item, enter the search criteria in the Search field [2]. Search results will display items with matching results in question titles, question stems, and answer choices.

To filter search results, click the Add Filters button [3].

View Search Filters

View Search Filters

Search results can be filtered by tags or item type.

To filter results by tags, click the Tags and Metadata field and select a tag [1]. Selected tags will display in the Tags and Metadata field [2]. Tags can be created when editing an item bank item.

To filter results by item type, click the item type options you want to view [3].

Add New Item

Add New Item

To add a new item to an item bank, click the Add New button [1]. Then select the item type you want to add [2].

Manage Items

Manage Items

To edit an item bank question, click the Edit icon [1]. To move or copy a question to another item bank, click the Copy icon [2]. To delete a question, click the Delete icon [3].

To return to your item bank, click the Item Banks link [4].

View Item Details

View Item Details

To view more details for a question, click the Open icon [1]. Question details include answer choices [2], the date and time the item was last updated [3], and any tags added to the item [4].

To close question details, click the Close icon [5].

Edit Item Bank

Edit Item Bank

To edit an item bank, click the Menu icon [1] and select the Edit option [2].

Edit Item Bank Name

Edit Item Bank Name

To change the name of the item bank, enter the name in the Bank Name field [1]. To save the item bank name, click the Save Changes button [2].

Delete Item Bank

Edit Item Bank

To delete an item bank, click the Menu icon [1] and select the Delete option [2].

Confirm Deletion

Edit Item Bank Name

View the warning message for deleting item banks [1].

To delete the item bank, click the Delete button [2]. To keep the item bank, click the Cancel button [3].

Notes:

  • Questions added to an assessment individually will not be removed from the assessment when the item bank is deleted. Question groups that use a random number of item bank items will not be available after the item bank is deleted.
  • Once an item bank is deleted, it will also lose its statistical link to reports.