My bottomline question is: What is the best way to share questions bewteen to teachers and continue to share them when you restore the course (what happens now is that all the shared questions are copied to the course level context--thus creating duplicates)
I have a course (German 1) that has hundreds of short answer and MC questions that I promote to a higher context level so that my colleague can also access these questions. It's also convenient because as I add more questions or correct questions they are available to both of us instantly.
This works fine until the change of the semester comes because when we restore the course to create a new one (we need the old one to stay active for a while in case grade disputes arise). When we restore that course into a new one...all the questions that are in the shared context are demoted back down to the course context and now I have duplicates of all those questions in the question back. They exist in both the course context and the shared/higher context.
The duplicates (when it's in the hundreds) is not a best practice. I need to find a way to do this that doesn't duplicate and doesn't force me to delete questions. If I delete questions from the question bank then I often also break the tests (they now don't have any questions in them).
Can anybody share any thoughts on this that could help move me towards a solution?