Hierarchy and Student Numbers

We have made a change to the behaviour of hierarchy data and associated student numbers. This improvement is to support:

  • Applying list student numbers from hierarchy data level.
  • Multiple module improvements in Talis Aspire Digitised Content (more information to follow in the coming weeks).

You can update student number associated with a Hierarchy node as part of a bulk hierarchy update (Hierarchy data format) or manually when you edit an individual node.


Creating a new list

When you create a new list you click 'Select Hierarchy' to add the list to an existing node in your hierarchy.

This then takes you to a screen where you can select one or more hierarchy nodes, if student numbers have been added at hierarchy level these will display, these can be edited now or at a later time.


The linked hierarchy nodes display on the list edit and list view screens as shown here.

On the List edit screen, the student numbers display for each node:


On the List view screen these display as a total.


Editing existing lists

For existing lists you can add or edit the hierarchy nodes and numbers from the Edit menu.Introduction_to_for_Health_Science_2___Broadminster.png

In the modal you can add and remove hierarchy nodes and update the student numbers.



On saving this will update the numbers on the list but will not change the saved hierarchy node value, just value recorded on that list.


Adding a list to a node - Alternative route 

Navigate to the node page of the module/unit/course you wish to attach a list to and click Add list


Search for the list by title and select


Confirm Student numbers and Save


Request review

When a review is requested you are no longer able to edit the students numbers at the point instead the user is directed back to list to take this action.



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