Reports and Data Sorts
The All Items Report got a few goodies added to it today. We've added columns to show you Bookstore Comments and Student Comments, we've made timestamps accurate for re-adopted material, and we've taught the report how to read titles that have quotation marks in them. Head to the Stats page to see for yourself!
With this release, we've cracked open price transparency during all stages of a digital negotiation. If that sentence isn't as exciting as you think it should be, here's what we mean:
- Through our partnership with RedShelf, we're able to pull pricing for multiple rental durations. If your students need the book for 85 days, 100 days, or if they want to buy it outright, they'll see that price in a simple drop-down menu.
- That rental duration pricing turns out to be fantastically useful. RedShelf reviews it as they negotiate for cheaper content on your behalf, and faculty users see it when a successful negotiation comes to them for confirmation.
- That moment when a faculty member is considering whether to approve a successful digital negotiation is extremely important, so along with the price breakdown for each digital rental duration, faculty can click to see the average market value of the physical textbook across all our partner affiliates, from Amazon on down.
It's the season for content adoption, and whether you're using Hero as your system of record (hooray!) or your native POS, we have a few fixes in place here for you.
- In the Adoption Editor, you have the option to Create a New Item, which is fantastic. Unless it never stops compiling a price when you hit the Compile button, as happened to a few clients. If you've had trouble creating a new item in the last few days, give it another go.
- If you use WinPRISM to adopt course material, those adoptions flow into Hero as naturally as egg nog in Sidewalk's break room. We've recently added the ability for Hero to consume non-ISBN items from Nebraska's POS as well. If you adopt anything attached to a Product Family in Nebraska--stethoscopes, calculators, or candy canes--Hero can handle it. We'll pick up those adoptions through regular syncs with Nebraska's system, and display them for you and your students in Hero. Enjoy!
- If a section doesn't have any adoptions, and nobody's gone in to check that "No Learning Materials [are] Required," Hero now treats it differently. The section will say "Course Materials not yet Determined." This means that students who visit the page too early will know to check back later. It also makes your Stats page more accurate: sections reported with no materials required really mean it.
Questions? Compliments? Send them straight to email@example.com and we'll get you taken care of. Happy Thanksgiving!