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Automatic delivery of scheduled ETDs
Allow Administrators to schedule delivery of etds and have them sent to ProQuest automatically on the scheduled date.12 votes
Checklist Page-Check All Option
On the checklist page, is it possible to add a "Check All" box option at the top of the page. It is time consuming and annoying to have to individually check off 25 boxes (for our particular list).11 votes
Make tags visible to my whole team.
I use the ‘tag’ feature to identify different graduation terms and those ETDs that should not be published until a later time. These tags make my work and groups of submissions easy to organize, but others in my office cannot see these same tags. You need to make the tags visible to all administrative users at one school so we can work together.11 votes
We are reviewing updates to our tag feature to allow for global management of tags and sharing of tags across users.
Configurable 'Register Decision' Options
'Email decision letter to Administrators' to be unchecked by default on the 'Register Decision' page.7 votes
Allow administrators to add to the Department dropdown menu
At the moment, as far as I can tell, administrators have to contact ProQuest to add tot he Department dropdown menu that students choose from. It would be useful to be able to add options there myself.5 votes
Allow deletion of records of certain status
It's not uncommon for students to stop a submission in progress, and then when they return, start a new submission rather than continue the old one. It's also not uncommon, at my institution, for students to submit items that actually are not theses/dissertations (we have a different submission mechanism for those). Being able to completely delete these records (a check-box validation could be included) would be very handy.5 votes
Allow Administrators to see uploaded copyright forms on the Summary Page.
It would make it easier for me to make sure that students are submitting their supplemental copyright forms, if I could see it from the summary page instead of hunting through the tabs.5 votes
think what you are requesting is that that status of copyright permissions forms be presented in the ETD Admin dashboard for your review. This is an interesting idea!
Allow administrators a window of time to undeliver
If an administrator accidentally delivers a document without making some required change, it would be useful to have a window of time in which they are able to undeliver the documents themselves without having to contact ProQuest ETD4 votes
Increase active area of "View all admin notes" link
For a number of years, going back to the days when Marlene Coles was with ProQuest, I kept asking that the active area for the link "View all admin notes" (in the 'Admin notes: ' box ) be made larger. As it is, the text is small, the link is small and you have to VERY CAREFULLY get the mouse on the active area of the link to be able to click it. We make extensive use of the 'Admin notes:' and I spend half my time trying to click the link. I don't expect anything to be done, but I had to contribute the idea.
For a number of years, going back to the days when Marlene Coles was with ProQuest, I kept asking that the active area for the link "View all admin notes" (in the 'Admin notes: ' box ) be made larger. As it is, the text is small, the link is small and you have to VERY CAREFULLY get the mouse on the active area of the link to be able to click it. We make extensive use of the 'Admin notes:' and I spend half my time trying to click the link. I don't expect anything to be done, but…4 votes
Status for inactive Admins
I would like to remove inactive Admins (left university system, no longer in role, etc) from the available admins to assign ETDs to, but I can continue to see the history of the work that those inactive Admins performed.4 votes
Allow Schools to Receive Standing Order invoices via email
Invoices for standing orders through ETD Admin are currently sent by postal mail.
Please offers institutions the option to receive invoices electronically via email.2 votes
Provide option to omit specific committee member(s) from committee review workflow
Currently, the committee review feature requires all committee member to approve the submission.
Provide schools with the flexibilty to select a subset of the committee members (e.g., only the committee chair) to be added to the committee review dashboard.2 votes
Include replacement option for changed/deleted department names
If you change/delete a department name, all the submissions that had it end up with a blank department field. Having an option for all those submissions to either retain the old department info, or to get a new name that the user enters as free text (like "Old Department (Legacy)") would be great.2 votes
Allow filter by "Locked" submissions
It is sometimes necessary to see all our locked submissions in one place, but currently this filter is not available.2 votes
Allow supplemental files to be marked private
As an administrator, I would like the option to include supplemental files
with ETD submissions that are not made available to the public. Our use
case is having students submit their signature page as a separate file with
the ETD document, and then having the signature page delivered to us along
with the ETD after the ETD has been published with ProQuest.1 vote
Give administrators access based on department
On behalf of Harvard University: restrict access to certain administrators based on department.1 vote
Allow administrator to edit student institutional ID number
On behalf of Harvard University1 vote
Capability to prevent a student from withdrawing their submission when in Ready to Deliver Status
Add a capability to prevent a student to from withdrawing their application when it is in the Ready For Delivery status. Allow only Administrators the capability to withdraw an application when in the Ready For Delivery Status. From our perspective when an application is at the Ready for Delivery Status the student is considered a current conferral candidate and should not be withdrawing their application at this status.1 vote
Add ETD Run Report option for "I want major search engines (e.g. Google, Yahoo) to discover my work through ProQuest" selections1 vote
Please consider a student and committee chair notification feature in the committee review platform. Thank YOU!1 vote
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