'Request review and publish' option
I’ve been getting feedback from tutors recently who are ‘adamant’ that they’ve published lists, but have then been chased as owners of draft lists. I suspect this is to do with them requesting a review and assuming that publishing happens simultaneously.
We don’t want to configure our system so that we get sent an automatic review for every single published list, and we want to encourage lecturers to take ownership of their lists, publishing and reviewing appropriately.
If they had an option to 'Request review & publish' this would really help make clear to them what was happening when they sent a list off for review.
This idea is now complete with this option being available in New List Edit.
R Bramley commented
Spent an hour today bookmarking 3 items with a tutor - it didn't help that he had deleted the 'Invitation to publish' email as he thought it had something to do with academic self publishing, as you would.
Please change this unhelpful subject line to something like: Reading List Editing Rights: “Test List” (name of list to appear in subject line too)
Peta Hanley commented
We haven't really started reviews yet but I can see the problem, I also think they should be published immediately, so the clearer it is for academics the better. We don't want any barriers to use, like delays in publishing due to reviews.
Kevin O'Donovan commented
This is a common mishap with us too. It makes sense for the list to be published first and then a review requested. A single click for academics to do this would eliminate this glitch.
Helen Curtis commented
This would be a very helpful improvement
This would be great, we encounter this situation at KCL fairly often too. Also, we get the reverse- academics publishing lists and assuming that also triggers a review. This is a simple improvement that would help prevent two similarly awkward circumstances with academics.
R Bramley commented
This would be really helpful to ensure immediate use of the list.
Although this is now closed - we think that this would be a good option for our current roll out of reviews to the academic staff. We want them to request a review, but also need the lists published immediately so that they are visible for our users.
If you click review you don't then get reminded that you still need to publish. We suggest a solution as follows: four options, Request Review, Publish, Request Review and Publish, or Cancel (this is needed in case clicked in error).