An item collection is a static grouping of items. On the Project Manager's Project Bank page, you can choose specific items to add to a collection. These items remain members of that collection regardless of any changes that may occur. Unlike saved searches, if an item’s changes make it ineligible to match the search criteria, it is no longer displayed on the collection.
Item collections can be used as search criteria to include or exclude items in addition to any other search criteria.
Creating Item Collections allows you to name a group of items so they can be added to exam forms or to send them for review. You can also use item collections to easily assign batches of items to different sets of Reviewers.
Specify a name for the collection and click Submit to save the new collection.
All states of items except Imported items are displayed in the search results.
Select the Manage → Project Bank → Collections menu.
The View Collections table has following features:
Delete the corresponding collection.
Edit the corresponding collection.
View the items with the corresponding collection.
Generate the corresponding collection to HTML format.
Generate the corresponding collection in Microsoft Word format.
Generate the corresponding exam form in XML format.
The name of the collection.
Question ID of the items contained in the collection.
Number of items contained in the collection.
The name of the user who created the collection along with date and time of its creation.
We will demonstrate the behavior with an example.
Consider Case 1 with item “Case 1 Question 1” and “Case 1 Question 2” in the given order.
Consider another Case 2 with items “Case 2 Question 1” and “Case 2 Question 2”, in the given order.
In a collection named “Collection 1”, we will add three items, that are not part of any case, and all four items from the two cases, in the order as can be seen below.
In the HTML Export, the order of the items is listed as follows:
Items in a project can also be added to a collection from the Batch Edit pages.
What should I do if I need to include items that have been translated into different languages?
Please refer to Items Requiring Language Translation.
It is a good idea to include up to 1.5 times more items than will be needed for the exam form on which the collection is to be included, so you have extra items to replace poorly rated ones.
After a collection is created, you can use the Word output to see the items the collection contains. The first page of the Word output displays a table that lists both the ExamDeveloper ID and the External ID.
Click Save to save changes, or click Cancel to discard changes.
The Add/Edit Collection page has the following features:
To delete an item, select the box next to the desired item and click Delete link.
Sequence number of the item on the collection.
Question ID number.
State of the item:
Blueprint of the item.
Author of the item.
Only the Item Bank Manager has permission to remove any collection from a particular project from the Add Content page. The Item Bank Manager can also delete any collection from the system completely by clicking the Delete icon next to the collection regardless of who created it.