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  1. Icons for different types of alerts (items with changes) Reviews 2.0

    At present the exclamation mark alert in Reviews in 2.0 can mean a number of things (change of importance/notes/new edition/enrolments etc).

    We would much prefer to have symbols to differentiate between these types of alerts, when reviewing we need to be able to quickly drill down what changes have been made so are concentrating on items of priority. For example if a list has student numbers changed this could cause alerts for all items but it's not clear which of those have new edition flags unless you check each one which isn't an efficient use of time.

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    • Set review outcome (2.0) for multiple items

      We'd benefit from option of being able to select multiple resources in a review (e.g. check box by each item/line) and set the review outcome. For example if we have bulk checked a number of weblinks would like to select all in one go and set review outcome rather than click though each item and do this individually, would be a good time saver for us.

      It was also referred to in this idea dating back to 2012 when the system was much different. http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/3291742-set-review-outcome-via-drop-down

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      Kristy

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      • Put a Google Analytics tag on the online resource button

        We've been asked to demonstrate whether there is any link between eResource usage and the Reading List System.
        While we can, with some work, demonstrate correlation, the general upward trend in eResource usage means we are ubable to definitively claim causation.
        If the 'online resource' button had a google analytics tag, allowing us to view not only how many times students look at lists but also how many times students are clicking on online resources from the list, we would be better placed to demonstrate value for money to university leadership.

        35 votes
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        • Method to lock\freeze lists while still being visible to students during and after roll over.

          We need the status of the list adding to the API, and therefore making it possible to retrieve archived, draft and published lists. Also the block plugin used in Moodle should be able to return archived lists. Currently the plugin loses access to the list.

          Currently for the reasons below the roll over process is problematic, we believe this would solve those problems:

          • Due to the process of resits and non-standard module dates it also means the archiving process cannot happen until after the start of the following year, meaning lists cannot be “frozen” at the correct time for…

          27 votes
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            6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            We are currently reviewing this idea as this is an interesting concept and one we would like to explore further. If anyone would like to add their use case to this ticket it would be helpful to understand all scenarios.

          • Make "View later edition" alert in Reviews screen dependent on edition statements not publication dates

            The "View later edition" alert in the Reviews screen is currently very unreliable. It appears to be triggered by publication dates rather than edition statements and so picks up paperback reprints, e-book releases, etc - none of which are "new editions" in the academic sense of the word. Nine times out of ten when we look at it we find there isn't in fact a new edition, which is leading staff to ignore it. Is there any way it could be refined so that it only actually picks up 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc edition statements?

            10 votes
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            • Expand list of academic disciplines and/or make the list customizable

              Expand list of academic disciplines and/or make the list customizable.

              We have received a request to add Built Environment to the list as there is no equivalent discipline available

              2 votes
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              • TARL report to indicate type of online resource link (DOI, open url,web address)

                We would like to easily identify which online resource links point to doi, web address and open url in TARL within the reports menu, there is no current functionality to do this but would be a beneficial feature to us.

                14 votes
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                • Pairing Identical Physical & Digital Items

                  Many lists show a physical copy of a book or journal with a digital version of the same document directly above or below.
                  It would be greatly beneficial to users to immediately notice that the two entries are the same item, one physical and one digital.
                  A simple pairing/linking feature of adjacent entries would do this.
                  This could also solve the issue of copy/pasting the Student Note from one to the other, by immediately copying the Student Note to the paired entry.

                  3 votes
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                  • Change LTI search box from grey to white

                    Several academic staff have commented that the LTI search box for linking lists in Canvas (possibly Blackboard/Moodle?) is greyed out. This made them think it could not be edited/typed in. By convention grey is often used to indicate disabled content.

                    Currently the background colour of the search box is a fixed parameter and is not customisable. I suggest changing it to a white background will help reduce the confusion, as this matches the other options available in LTI (list section). Alternatively it could be customised as part of the tenancy branding.

                    5 votes
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                    • Bookmarking on iPads

                      Our academic staff are all being given iPads at the start of the 2018/19 session and will be encouraged to use these as much as possible

                      It would be really great if a bookmarking tool could be developed for Safari on iPads (or possibly even a list management app?!?) so that we could give our academic engagement a real boost.

                      21 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        We are working on bookmarking functionality alongside our List Edit improvements, this will reduce the reliance on the bookmarklet feature and enable more resources to be accessible in the List Edit context. When this feature is released, we will revisit this idea to understand if it still has relevance.

                      • add a 'back to top' link in a reading list.

                        To help with long lists instead of a cumbersome long scroll back up.

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                        • Exception List when bookmarking

                          We would like a resource exception list so, when bookmarking from specified resources, TARL does not check the local LMS or OpenLibrary for metadata.

                          We have a resource called Safari Online, it contains lots of IT books. Sometimes, when trying to bookmark to the title level or chapter level, if the item is found in our LMS or in openlibrary, the metadata from these systems will be used instead of the Safari resource. The main fustrating thing about this, is that the URL to the item is not added to the bookmark. The academics adding items ot the list, need…

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                          • All user profiles report to display only current roles

                            The Aspire Role field of the All User Profiles report displays any role that a user has ever been assigned, not just their current roles.

                            We would like to see the report amended so that only currently assigned roles are present in the report. This would assist us greatly in our regular audits of user accounts.

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                            • Browse hierarchy - move +Add List button closer

                              When no list is attached to a module can the +Add List button be moved closer so there is less white space on the screen between module code/name and the button. We think some lecturers look at this quickly and do not spot the button.

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                              • Link to Library Catalogue in Reviews to open in new tab/window

                                We would like for the link to our Library Catalogue from within the availability section of Talis Reviews (see image attached) to open in a new window or tab, similar to the links to suppliers' websites.

                                This ability to open in a new tab/widow makes the links within Reviews consistent, instead of having to continually use the right-click button for the only link in Reviews that opens in the same window.

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                                • Prevent academics contacting individuals through "Review Completed" emails

                                  When a review is completed, the review requester (in our case this is usually an academic) receives a "review completed" email. This email is sent to them from noreply@talisaspire.com - However, if the academic replies to this email it is sent to the individual who processed the review. Our team has a general email account for reading list queries and encourage academics to contact us in this way. Is there any way for the "noreply@talisaspire.com" email address to actually prevent people from replying to personal staff accounts?

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                                  • Bookmarking with Multiple URLs

                                    It would be useful if we could add multiple URLs to a bookmark, whereas currently we're restricted to just one.

                                    In instances where we have the same title electronically from different suppliers, it could reduce turnaways due to running out of credit. It could also allow for instances where a single bookmark requires separate URLs for different volumes.

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                                    • Digitisation status as filter in Reviews

                                      Could you add a filter in Reviews for "item has a Digitisation"? We roll over our digitisations when the list is published and comes through for review. It would be handy if we could see which items have digitisations by a filter. It would also be useful if there was also an alert that the digitisation status had changed since the last review e.g. was now Expired. I would also like to see the TADC number in reviews which I can see is another idea in the forum (http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/17410534-tadc-number-in-reviews)

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                                      • All List Items report to include url from 'is part of' section

                                        We often have bookmarks for book chapters where the url to the book as a whole is entered into the 'is part of book' section, without a separate url to the book chapter entered into the chapter section. This is done as it is sometimes not possible to link directly to a chapter. In these cases, we add a student note along the lines of "Please read pages 57-69".

                                        In the All List Items report, DOI fields that are present in the 'is part of' section are included (though not in a separate field), but the url present in the…

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                                        • Reviews - time and date of outcomes to be visible on .csv report

                                          It would be helpful if the date and time of comments/amendments made via a review could also be exported to the .csv file, when you export the review. Can this be done at all ? The excel spreadsheet includes a column for review outcome, and these are visible, (which was activated as a result of a previous idea), but does not have the time the comment/outcome was made. Adding this feature would help with our workflows as we could see at a glance how work was progressing on a particular review.

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