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Coming soon - July 2018: Update to activity input experience in Faculty180

Planned during July 2018, we are releasing a visual update around the faculty activity input process in Interfolio Faculty180.

Later this month, we will be updating the visual design of two pages in Interfolio Faculty180 to reduce confusion between them among faculty users. This update reflects a lot of thoughtful feedback from institutions using Faculty180 about how the platform can better address the perspective of faculty users. 

Specifically, we will be making visual changes to better differentiate two pages:

  • The faculty member's Activities page (cumulative record of all activities faculty have already entered)
  • The initiated activity input form (pertaining only to specific academic activities they undertook during a limited period of time)

Why is Interfolio making this change?

We have heard from several clients that the visual similarity between these two pages sometimes leads faculty to mistakenly enter data into the wrong place. We want to make sure that, if faculty accidentally click on the "Activities" section rather than the link to the initiated activity input form, we guide them to the right place.

 

Here is what the screens look like today:

Activities (today)

Initiated activity input form (today)

 

And here is an approximate view of what the screens will look like upon this release (direct product screenshots to come, nearer to release date):

Activities (after upcoming release)

Initiated activity input form (after upcoming release)

We believe that this visual design update will prevent confusion among users, reducing the need for technical support. If you have any questions about this update, please contact Interfolio Scholar Services at help@interfolio.com or (877) 997-8807, or contact your institution’s Project Manager directly.