The basic premise behind a list owner is that lists should be linked to the academic delivering the course or module, and that students should be able to search by the academic's name from the home page. This is especially helpful they cannot recall the unit or module code or name.
How to assign a list owner
A list owner may be assigned to any academic that has created a profile in Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL). There are two ways to assign a list owner.
- When editing a list with no owner, you will be asked to "Assign a list owner". You can choose from the following three options:
- "I am list owner" - assign yourself as the owner.
- "Search for list owner" - assign another user as the owner.
- "Decide later" - does not an assign an owner right now, stops the dialog window from displaying every time you edit the list, but leaves the option open to do so later.
When you select a new list owner, you can then select to just assign them the ownership of the list OR you can "Assign with Publisher role". This means they will have the List Publisher role scoped to that list only.
What happens when you assign a list owner
After you have assigned a list owner, that person will receive a notification to inform them they are the list owner for that list. If you assign yourself as list owner, no notification will be sent. The list owner will appear on the list.