Allow Instructors to make students collaborators on specific reading lists
From feedback we received from Instructors, they would like the ability to add students as collaborators on specific reading lists. This would enable course students to collaborate on the compilation of materials and sharing of comments on them as part of learning and research activities.
To date it seems the ability to add students as collaborators is limited to Alma-side changes - see the idea which was added to production in May 2018 in https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/395697-leganto/suggestions/33076474-adding-a-collaborator-needs-to-assign-instructor-r
We can see there may be data privacy concerns from some 'free searching' of users without a role, but wondered whether either the LTI aspect (Instructor role in the course), or else the Roadmap's suggestion of uploading student cohorts with course affiliations would enable a second look at this functionality.
The suggest functionality doesn't seem to get a lot of uptake and Instructors are wanting to open up the creation/editing of shared lists, but the only way we can easily do this is manually, name by name, which is not very scalable/flexible.
Heather Quinn commented
This could be useful, but would definitely need restrictions to be in place to be able to limit list functionality a student could access. As well as data privacy, an example might be that we may not want them to be able to delete citations added by others, especially if many students were involved within a list it could end in chaos.