It would be useful to have an "undo" button, like in other programs, when editing reading lists. This has been suggested by academics as well as other library staff, as of course would be useful if you made a error and needed to "undo" it.
With the changes to the list edit screens we are keen to review this and make it possible to undo some actions within the list.
Hannah Groom commented
One of lecturers wants lists not to auto-save as then if they make mistakes they can't undo it. As the auto-save function is useful for those who forget to save - would it be possible to be able to introduce an "undo" button, if an academic makes a mistake? Or to have version control so that you could return to a previous version if you made mistakes?
That would be Soooo useful!!
Andrew Manton-Maund commented
Yes agree completely regarding the limited colour contrast between sections and background, it is something we have fed back before as well. Ideally you should be able to set the default to something else and also have it customisable based on user preference.
Hazel Rothera commented
I think this would be particularly useful given the very limited colour contrast between sections and background in New List View/Edit (very subtle shades of grey) which means my academics are often not doing things to the level of the list that they think they are working in. It's very easy to fail to distinguish between deleting an item and deleting a whole section. An alternative would be to have different confirmation messages depending on what was being deleted, eg "Do you really want to delete this WHOLE SECTION and all the items within it from your list?"
Andrew Manton-Maund commented
This would be a great addition to Talis Aspire, and feels like a pretty basic function.
We recently had a member of staff accidentally delete a lot of content from their list (easily done when you delete a whole section!) - and no way to undo the mistake other than manually put everything back in or copy an old version of the list and redo all the recent changes.
I agree completely with Graham Dawson's comments. New List Edit also means that the publish button serves very little purpose. The publish button also doesn't scroll down the page with the user, so very easy to make changes and forget to scroll back to the top and 'publish them'.
- Made even worse by the fact that if you're an admin user it isn't possible to view the 'published list without the recent changes' except for using student view; no matter whether you select the published or draft version of the list in the search.
Graham Dawson commented
It is frighteningly easy to inadvertently / accidentally delete a complete TALIS Readings List – like the whole list in error! For example, a list made up of nested subsections nested within the original top section. The lack of an UNDO button is a MAJOR deficiency. Even better would be the option to restore an iteration from a history of changes à la Atlassian Confluence.
Also... What earthly use is the Publish button?