Your user profile in Talis Aspire Reading Lists

Introduction

To engage with Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) you are required to create a profile.  This means that all of the things you create in TARL are saved for you to access again, including reading intentions, notes, bookmarks and reading lists.

What's in your profile?

 When you set up your profile you are asked for:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • How you describe yourself (there are several options available under the broad categories of teaching staff, student and other) 
  • Your main discipline (the is optional)
  • Your profile privacy/visibility selection: Private or public

Authentication is based on the use of a Persistent ID which is automatically sent to Talis Aspire when you authenticate through your university's login system. This is attached to your profile so that you don't need to set up a separate password to access this system.

How to edit your profile

You can edit all of the information you have added to your profile, including your name, email address(es) etc. To do this complete the following:

  1. Login to TARL, click your name in the navigation bar then "View Profile".
  2. Click the Edit button (located to the right of your screen).
  3. Make any changes you need/would like.
  4. Once you are done click "Save Profile".

Struggling to login or getting an error?

If you are struggling to login or getting an error message when you do Talis Support will need to investigate your profile. You will need to provide us with some information to support this investigation.

  • Log in to Talis as the affected user.
  • Go to the following location: http://<your-tenancy-base-url>/saml/attributes
  • Copy the on-screen text and paste it into a new support ticket (Do not send a screenshot).
  • Talis Support will investigate your profile for you and let you know what action needs to be taken.

Being prompted to create a profile when you already have one?

If you are ever prompted to create a profile, and cannot see any lists, bookmarks or notes that you have created in the past, then this could mean your Persistent ID (described above) has changed.  Talis Support will need to investigate your profile so that you can access your data. You will need to provide us with some information to support this investigation.

  • Log in to Talis as the affected user.
  • Go to the following location: http://<your-tenancy-base-url>/saml/attributes
  • Copy the on-screen text and paste it into a new support ticket (Do not send a screenshot).
  • Also tell us the email address and name of the user associated with your old profile.
  • Talis Support will investigate your profile for you and let you know what action needs to be taken.
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