How can we improve Talis Aspire Reading Lists?

Selective copy-and-paste of list items and sections

With a dynamic course environment, existing lists sometimes need to be merged or disaggregrated to support changes in module or course provision.

At present, the facility to 'copy to my Bookmarks' enables a Publisher to copy list items one-by-one to their My Bookmarks set and then add them one-by-one to a new destination list using the Edit feature.

This can be a very laborious and time-consuming process when large scale item replication is required.

Aspire could include a list View which enabled list Publishers to selectively tick the items in a list (including a one tick option for an entire section) to a temporary 'clipboard' equivalent. On the new destination list, the items could be 'pasted' at the required location, in bulk.

This would by-pass the Add to Bookmarks functionality and would copy the manifestation level item information - including Notes to Student and Importance.

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Richard Cross shared this idea  ·   ·  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 while we focus on items in the development focus.

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


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  • Lisa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is becoming a common query from academics - any plan on working on this development?

  • Lucy Clifford commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would also be useful to be able to move sections within lists as academics sometimes change the order in which they teach modules. It's very time consuming to move each item one by one.

  • Lucy Clifford commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A number of our lecturers have asked for teh ability to copy sections of lists into new lists. It would save an enourmous amount of time.

  • Donald Spaeth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have to say that I find it astonishing that this feature is not available. The selective re-use of readings from one course in another is a common practice. In a word processor, I can easily copy material from reading list to another. In Talis Aspire I can't. The conclusion I draw is that I'd be better off using a word processor.

  • Fiona Murray commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Being able to select all the items in a list and move them in bulk, and to copy and move entire sections are probably the questions we have been asked most often, AND the only ones thus far that we've not been able to answer, or suggest a viable alternative to. This was under review as of Feb last year. Has the status changed since then?

  • Ken Linkman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Copying sections of a list into another list would be a very useful feature - and one I've been asked about by academics.

  • Laura Unwin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is this something in progress still or need raising again. It would be a really useful tool for us to have.

  • Liz Blacker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Copying sections of a list to another list is often requested by academics and would be a very useful feature for us

  • AdminIan Corns (Talis) (Admin, Talis) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Sue - you can currently copy a list in its entirety. There is a 'copy' option at the top of the list. Seelctign this makes a new list with the same title as the list being copied (but with the words 'Copy of...' at the start. Click Ok, and the copy will be made and you'll be in draft edit mode.

  • Martin Foy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    copying sections of lists, or selected items, from one list to another would be an excellent development

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