Improve editing items as 'essential'
Many of our academics create a section (or multiple sections, week by week) for Essential and Recommended readings. Having put all 'essential' items into the 'essential' section, they do not then mark each individual item as essential. This strikes them as extra work and unnecessary.
We would like the system to allow for all items in an 'essential' section to be marked as essential, or some other way to batch update multiple items as essential. The current process takes 3 clicks for each item, so for a list of 100 items or more is a lot of additional effort.
In favour of batch updating here. Additionally would be very useful to filter by sections in Reviews and bulk update importance status of bookmarks from there too. I previously raised a related idea regarding setting review outcomes in bulk (https://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/34688134-set-review-outcome-2-0-for-multiple-items). These type of features would tie in quite nicely together and help workflow efficiency.
Colin Bovaird commented
It would be great to be able to mark the importance of all items in a section regardless of priority (i.e. also to mark everything in a section as Recommended or whatever).
It would also be good if an item was moved from one section to another that the system was able to detect the change and (e.g.) automatically change it from Essential to Recommended.