How can we improve Talis Aspire Reading Lists?

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Currently there is no option to hide/unhide sections of lists, we would like to see the option to allow gradual release of lists, and to publish those sections which are ready before a list is complete.

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    Olivia Walsby shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded  · 

    Whilst the LTI work has made it easier to include whole lists or sections in the VLE, hiding sections directly in the list 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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      • University of Brighton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this is something our lecturers have asked for, they specifically don't want people reading ahead and want them to focus on one week's reading at a time

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I review/re-use sections within my reading lists from year to year and sometimes need to 'park' a segment within the course for a year or two. I'd like the feature to be able to hide sections within a reading list so that I can re-use them in future years without them being visible in the current year

      • Angie donoghue commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We would definitely like the ability to show/hide and time release items on a list.
        While the LTI developments for VLEs could help in this regard it won't meet the needs of many of our academic staff nor will it meet students' needs.
        One of the drivers for adopting TA was because it enabled academic staff to bring together resources they were recommending to students all in one place. Finding recommended stuff located in different locations throught a VLE has been a complaint of students. While you would, as an acamdmic, be able to time release sections of a reading list for teaching purposes you would still want to have a complete list located somewhere in the VLE module so students had a central source and would want control over the release. Angie

      • University of Brighton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Keji, can we have an update on this? It says planned as of dec 2012, but is it still in the pipeline? If not, we'd want to revive the idea on the 2014 forum. Claire

      • Adam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a great idea because it means you have the option to publish the archived reading lists sooner. For example publish weeks 1 to 6 and hide weeks 7-12 while you update them.

      • Kevin Deane commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I missed the voting too but think this is a very important development, especially when using this tool from year to year

      • Ian McGregor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Although I think this is a good idea, our experience is that students like to read ahead and actually kick up if they cannot see their lists before the beginning of semester.

      • Martin Foy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        has there been any recent development of this functionality? At BU we are very interested in adaptive release. I have not added a vote as the tag suggests it is already planned.

      • Emma commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello,
        Just wondered when this might happen as I've had a few requests for it now. I've taken a look at the roadmap and can't see where it would fit.

        Thanks,
        Emma

      • Ian McGregor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Like Angie, I missed voting for this but would strongly support it's development.
        Is there a time frame for this. I have also received feedback from a lecturer at Monash that this would be very useful.

      • Annette Moore commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It could be useful to take this to the item level and be able to choose to make a particular item on a list published if required.

      • Olivia Walsby commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We have a had another request for this feature from one of our academics for the following reasons...

        '...a way to hide sections of the list without removing them (this would be useful for courses that may not have exactly the same lecture structure each year, or for lists that may be shared across two or more similar courses)'

      • Olivia Walsby commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We've had this request again from another academic who would like to see this feature for the following reasons...

        '... a way to hide sections of the list without removing them (this would be useful for courses that may not have exactly the same lecture structure each year, or for lists that may be shared across two or more similar courses'

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