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  1. Compulsory setting of importance field

    The majority of our academics are not using the 'Set importance' tag for each item on their list. Could this be made a compulsory field when adding the item? This information is required to enable the correct number of items to be purchased and for student information of the books importance.

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      8 comments  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

      This is not included in the scope of the reviews refresh but so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

      Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

    • Multiple list owners on a readinglist

      We have many courses where multiple academics are involved in teaching. It would be useful if we could assign more than one list owner so they could work on it collaboratively. Based on feedback from academics this would be very well recieved at our instiution.

      41 votes
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        9 comments  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

        This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog. It will be merged with a similar existing idea.

        Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

      • Ability to move multiple items simultaneously

        It would be nice to be able to move more than one item at once within a list. Some imported reading lists have a large number of items which currently can only be moved one by one, which is rather laborious.

        34 votes
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          backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

          This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog. It will be merged with a similar existing idea.

          Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

        • Ability to edit, and check links and notes from same page

          It would be useful to have the option to check links and notes at the same time as editing the metadata for a bookmark.

          28 votes
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          • Copy one list into another with losing notes etc.

            List creators here have asked to be able to copy content from one list into another. Currently it is only possible to export/import records e.g. from someone else's list, from one list to My Bookmarks and then drag them into another list. This is quite time consuming and notes to library/students are lost.

            15 votes
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            • Dropdown menu when editing lists so references can be moved to a particular week rather than needing to be dragged and dropped

              A few academic staff at our institution have found it frustrating and time consuming to move references from one week to another when editing their reading lists using the existing drag and drop method. It would be helpful if, in edit mode, there was a 'move to' option whereby a reference could, for example, be moved from Week 1 to Week 9 without the need to drag it all the way down to the bottom of the reading list. It would be good if this could work along the same lines as the 'create & add to list' option when…

              13 votes
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              • Create a manual bookmark from the editing page

                It would be useful to have the option to create a new bookmark from the editing page, rather than having to go to My Bookmarks to select this.

                12 votes
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                • Library note for a list

                  It would be useful to be able to have notes on lists that cannot be read by public users, but which include admin information for system admins. E.g. if a list does not have a hierarchy node, it would be useful to be able to note the changes on the list rather than having to keep that information in a separate system outside the software.

                  In fact, an admin area for systems notes would be useful overall.

                  9 votes
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                  • Add ability to batch publish (etc) lists

                    We need to be able to search/select lists, tick the ones we want to carry out a batch function on, and batch publish them.

                    Other batch functions are also required, such as unpublish, add note, assign list publisher, assign list owner... [Um, I already put batch assign list owner in a separate idea, maybe this should all just be one?]

                    6 votes
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                    • Book chapter read status/notes

                      We have had negative student feedback relating to book chapters which have come from the same original bookmark. Setting a Read Status changes for each mention of the book made from the same bookmark. Bookmarks need to be unique for separate notes to be added, so if the individual chapters have been added from the same initial bookmark, then the notes added for each will overwrite the previous. We would like the option for Read Status and notes to be recorded against a single bookmark instead of all instances of the bookmark.

                      5 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Using the ‘Has Part’ does create a new resource ID and they would behave as you suggest so that students can log notes on individual items. The current being able to add a ‘Has Part’ has been designed with this scenario in mind. It maybe this action itself that needs improvement to make it easier for Academics to flag chapter references. We will continue to monitor the idea and if there is significant support we will of course review.

                      • allowing more than one list owner as some academics share in the teaching of a unit

                        we would like the ability to add one than one owner to a list as some academics share in the teaching of a unit. Even the ability to add co-owners would be an advantage

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                        • Ability to bulk delete lists

                          Where there are a lot of lists to delete the ability to bulk delete them would save an enormous amount of time.

                          4 votes
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                            backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                            Bulk editing is not in our near term development focus, so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

                            Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

                          • Enhance the LTI tools to grant access to lists

                            Extend the LTI integration so that an academic can click through from a module in their learning management system (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, etc) to Aspire and be granted appropriate access to the list in Aspire. This would be a much more effective way to grant academics List Publisher access to their lists than the clumsy email invitation system.

                            This functionality is available in other systems such as Echo360 Lecture Capture so it has the additional advantage of being familiar to academics who are already using this.

                            3 votes
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                            • Option to create a new blank list on the module screen

                              When you create a new module you see the screen where you can link an existing list. It would be very handy at this point to have a button that says 'create a new list' that contains a hotlink to the new list page.
                              (At present I have 'Create a new list' saved as a frequently used bookmark but this would be useful if using a different computer)

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                We are making changes to how you create a list as part of the list edit work and will consider this as part of that conversation with our UX and Development teams.

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