There is something wrong here because I do this regularly (well, every semester!) and the questions never change category. Perhaps you need to move them all to a system level category and see if that resolves it. You say they are demoted back down, does this mean they origanally had a copy at the course level? This might be causing the issue. The questions should only exist at the higher level.
Issues with promoting questions to a higher (shared context)
I start a course and promote all my questions to the shared category. I have no questions in the course level (all are at the shared level). Then when I restore the course I end up with duplicates. All the questions that were in the shared level are duplicated and put into the course level as well. Now at that point I have dupliates.
I take it this is not a common experience and that something is wrong. Any ideas as to where to check.
When I restore my course from one semester to the next all the questions I have in a shared category get duplicated back into the course level category. This the error I get:
The questions category "XYZ", orginally at system/course category context in backupfile, will be created at course context by restore.
Anybody know what I'm doing wrong? or how to proceed with troubleshooting?
Nathan: This is happening to me, also. I posted my question on Friday 2/8/13 in this Quiz forum, but no responses. I don't believe it's a "roles" issue, as I am the site admin. I hope that someone can answer definitively as to the best location for questions.
Each one of our courses is currently in its own category. I have one, single TEMPLATE course with all the file contents and quizzes. The template course gets backed up and restored every time we have a new course. At that time, all the quiz questions are duplicated. I don't know how to avoid the duplication. Just wanted you to know you are not alone.