If you've dabbled in the Adoption Editor today, you've probably noticed that we've added Recommended to Required and Optional as your course material adoption choices. Recommended works just like the other two do -- you can suggest that students purchase one of several recommended texts, or append a recommended book to the end of your adoption lists.
In the Adoption Editor, it looks like this:
And to your students, it looks like this:
Neat, isn't it?
Design of the Times
While you're admiring that Recommended screenshot up there, you might notice that we've cleaned up the design of Hero's adoption flags a bit. Now, flags are the same color, same place -- right where you can expect to find them, every time. Plus, the new flags put peaceful smiles on the tired faces of our product design specialists. Anything to make them (and you) happy.
Want to see another screenshot? Of course you do. Let's make it Required this time.
Just the Nebraskans
If you're using Nebraska Book Company's WinPRISM POS to gather adoptions from faculty, then you still have a foot in both worlds. We want to make the situation as comfortable as possible for you going into Spring Rush, so we've enabled two features that formerly you could only see in WebPRISM:
If it's an adoption tag in Nebraska's system, it will copy over to Hero.
That means that if your world revolves around marking items "Part of Set," you can still do that. If you would rather Suggest adoptions than Require them, you can do that as well. While you're transitioning to a full Hero implementation, we'll keep things familiar. That should give you breathing room to see how adoptions flow through Hero itself (it's pretty smooth and elegant -- we think you'll like it!).
You get to add notes in two places!
Hero prefers item-level notes: notes to the bookstore or the student, right alongside the book to which they refer. Like this:
However, WebPRISM prefers section-level notes: notes to the bookstore or student that cover the faculty member's entire list of adoptions. Like this!
As of this release, if Hero detects a section-level note in WebPRISM, we'll copy it right into Hero for you. Just one of the many ways we show we love you.
If you have questions (or enthusiastic expressions of glee), send them straight to your Customer Success Manager, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll take good care of you. Thanks!