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  1. Ability to bulk delete lists

    Where there are a lot of lists to delete the ability to bulk delete them would save an enormous amount of time.

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  2. Drag and drop sections on lists

    Several of our list owners have fed back that it would be better if list owners/publishers were able to drag and drop sections to move them around within lists. Currently, it's possible to click the double-ended arrow, and hold and drag to move paragraphs and resources up and down a list. For sections though, we have to click on the three dots and choose 'Move Up' or 'Move Down', which is time-consuming especially when moving sections on longer lists.

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  3. Ability to turn off prompt to update metadata in all occurrences of a bookmark when this is formatted as a Chapter

    Quite often a reading list will feature several instances of the same book, but with different chapters to be read in different weeks. Usually in this case the book is bookmarked once and this is then dragged and dropped into each part of the list, then each instance is edited to 'Has Part - Chapter' and the appropriate details filled in.

    When saving this or making any future edits, we get the prompt 'You have added this bookmark in multiple places - in total it appears X times on X list(s)' ... Do you want the changes you have made…

    3 votes

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  4. Enhance the LTI tools to grant access to lists

    Extend the LTI integration so that an academic can click through from a module in their learning management system (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, etc) to Aspire and be granted appropriate access to the list in Aspire. This would be a much more effective way to grant academics List Publisher access to their lists than the clumsy email invitation system.

    This functionality is available in other systems such as Echo360 Lecture Capture so it has the additional advantage of being familiar to academics who are already using this.

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  5. Make it easy to rearrange sections in a list, using the drag and drop within the Table of Contents.

    Make it easy to rearrange whole sections in a list, using drag and drop within the Table of Contents. This functionality was in the last version.
    It was much better than the options in the current version and has been requested by a user at my University

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  6. Retention of the 'cut' feature in the action menu after searching

    When adding structure to sometimes lengthy lists migrated from our previous system, tutors use the search function to find the item they wish to move to one of their sections. However, the 'cut' feature is then absent from the action menu meaning they cannot 'move' the item to the right place in the list; only 'copy' it via 'My Bookmarks'. This either means the original item is still floating in the unstructured portion of the list and has to be found again to be deleted, or the tutor has to remember to open the action menu a second time with…

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  7. Option to create a new blank list on the module screen

    When you create a new module you see the screen where you can link an existing list. It would be very handy at this point to have a button that says 'create a new list' that contains a hotlink to the new list page.
    (At present I have 'Create a new list' saved as a frequently used bookmark but this would be useful if using a different computer)

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  8. Add built-in accessibility checker to Aspire

    We would like to see a feature built into Talis Aspire that would enable the system to run an accessibility check on items as they were being added to a reading list to determine whether the destination platform (e.g. an eBook site or journals database) is compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. If that were possible, we could train our list creators to choose accessible resources for their lists. Also, the existence of a tool like this would put some pressure on those resource providers whose platforms are not very accessible to make improvements, or else find their resources making…

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  9. Abolish the Publish button!

    What earthly use is the Publish button? It is hugely frustrating (not to say time-consuming) to continually have to search and click this Publish button to see your changes. Combine this with a user-driven option to control rollback to permit restore an earlier iteration from a complete history of changes.

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