Suggested improvements to My Notes & Reading Intentions
The summary list of "my notes" and "my reading intentions" displayed on one's username profile page do not expire or archive. Further they seem disorganised and are without a date stamp to indicate when a note was left. Instead the lists grow to contain notes and data from every old list. The lists would get very long and disorganised due to intentions and notes left from past reading lists, leading the profile summary page to become of little use to students.
For the My Notes and Reading Intentions sections, I recommend:
1) sorting (e.g. by date);
2) display the date stamp (especially for My Notes); and
3) archiving or only display "X items" per page.
Improving this for students is something we would like to do, but is likely to need a theme in this area.
This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.
Grace Brown commented
This is an essential feature as any student adding items from a reading list that expires is left with reading list intentions that cannot be deleted, making the list impractical to use. It needs to be possible to change the intention for the item from the reading list intentions page, or it makes the process of updating it at best clunky and at worst impossible
Simon Machell commented
A student here at the LSE suggested that it would be beneficial if they were able to reset the 'reading' status of items on their reading list so that they could better organise their readings. I think this would be a useful development.
I agree with this, it needs a way to remove items and tidy it from the profile page. I set reading intentions on various resources (including some fake resources and lists) during a quick demo that have since been deleted. However, when I click on my profile they still show up, and there's no way to change the intention (e.g. when the resource has been read) or simply to remove the items. I'm not using the system in earnest yet and my profile is already messed up!
Could we also add:
4) Ability for student to export their notes