Form Features Update for Digital Measures, March 31
Digital Measures will be updated on March 31 to improve the user experience for faculty entering data into the system. These improvements include:
- Responsive Design for Mobile: The new modernized layout will respond to screen size, making it easier to add and update activities, both on a computer and on any mobile device.
- Formatting for Text Areas: Bold, italics and other rich text formatting options will available in text areas such as abstracts and descriptions.
- Adding Contributors: When adding the names of contributors in collaborative activities—like publications and research—users will see a new drag-and-drop reordering capability, more intuitive deletion, and the expand and collapse options for sections such as Authors and Investigators. This improvement frees up screen space and increases efficiency.
- Faster Validation: Digital Measures will add inline validation and error messages so that users will know in real-time if data entered does not match field parameters.
Digital Measures is a new online service currently being implemented to better track faculty teaching, research and service activities.
The Digital Measures implementation is a collaboration between the Office of the Provost and IT Services, and faculty across the university are currently being trained on how to use the system.
Faculty can attend one of the remote training sessions to learn more about these updates as well as get general training on how to update profile information and run reports.
Rachel Gerner, content strategist
Information Technology Services
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