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Created by Sarah @ AUT
Created on Sep 12, 2023

★ Enable individual sections on lists to be hidden/visible only to staff

Many of our users would like the ability to make individual sections 'staff view only' aka 'not visible to students' even when the list is published.

Hidden sections could be indicated by the standard 'eye-icon' that most users are familiar with.

This would be helpful for various uses:

  1. Librarians could suggest new editions/titles to list creators in hidden/ 'staff view only' sections

  2. Lecturers could progressively reveal sections to students in line with their pedagogy

  3. Lecturers could use hidden/ 'staff view only' sections for 'drafting' or planning purposes.

Ultimately, our users find it frustrating and inconsistent that they can hide and unhide individual modules in Canvas, but cannot do the same for sections on Lists.

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  • Nial Halford-Busby
    Feb 15, 2024

    The absence of this feature has been problematic for us as we migrate from our own, in-house reading list system which does support hidden sections. Hidden sections in Talis Aspire would be invaluable, and I could also see numerous applications for a hide function at individual item level.

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    Kate Broadfield
    Oct 20, 2023

    Thank you both for your feedback. I have added this to our backlog theme for managing lists to be assessed for priority next year. Appreciate your input!

  • Guest
    Sep 15, 2023

    Academics have been requesting this for years.