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Help with Quizzes > New Tool: Quiz Merging

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message 1: by Louise (last edited Feb 22, 2010 05:32PM) (new)

Louise | 34 comments Super-librarians (and quiz creators) now have the option to merging one quiz with another.

Basically, if quiz_1 is an exact duplicate of quiz_2 (same questions, answers, and quiz creator), then if you merge quiz_2 into quiz_1, all stats will get put into quiz_1, and then quiz_2 will be deleted.

This is *irreversible* so please please please, take care when using this tool.

To access quiz merging, go to the quiz's page (where the 1st question is shown) and there should be a "merge quiz" link at the bottom right, under the ad.

This link will only be visible if you are the quiz's creator or a super librarian.

(edit: will be live in the next release)


message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 40283 comments Mod
What happens if the two are not identical? Can they still be merged, and what will happen to the questions not in common?


message 3: by Louise (new)

Louise | 34 comments When they're not identical but still have the same quiz creator, technically, they can be merged, but I wouldn't recommend it because if you merge quiz_2 into quiz_1, then quiz_2's questions and answers will be lost to quiz_1's.

The only way to deal with problems like these is to contact the quiz creator and strongly suggest them to fix it.


message 4: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 40283 comments Mod
If one has questions 1-4 and one has 1-4 and some additional ones, can B be merged into A?


message 5: by Louise (new)

Louise | 34 comments If A has questions 1-4
and B has 1-4 and some extra questions, you could merge this way:

Go to quiz B's page, click 'merge quiz', and then put in quiz A's id. This way, A will be merged into B and the extra questions will be reserved (since they originally belong to B)


message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 40283 comments Mod
Excellent. Thanks for clarifying!


message 7: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Louise wrote: "Super-librarians (and quiz creators) now have the option to merging one quiz with another.
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Looks great. Does it mean that the people who create umpteen versions of the same quiz are going to see an option on-screen to merge them? If so, someone will have to write a foolproof cribsheet including the info in the previous messages.

Also, do we post merge requests over in the 'Help With Quizzes' forum?


message 8: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 40283 comments Mod
Banjomike wrote: "Also, do we post merge requests over in the 'Help With Quizzes' forum?"

Yes, please. In fact, I think I'm going to move this thread there as well.


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