Tuesday, February 4, 2014

NJVID Update

February 4, 2014

We are excited to announce the following features and updates to the NJVID platform effective the night of February 17, 2014. These changes are based on the feedback regarding improving the administrative roles and expanding the features available for Collections Managers we received last year.

Institutional Collection Managers (ICM) can now be allowed to create sub-Collections in the Collections they manage.
The NJVID Institutional Administrator of each Institution can now create new ICM’s or assign permissions for existing Collections Managers with the ability to create subcollections in the collections they manage. Users with such privileges will not only be able to manage videos and users within their assigned collections, but can also create sub-collections and manage all aspects of the created sub-collections as ICM's. They will also have the privilege to create or assign similar ICM’s with collection creation permissions for all the sub-collections they have access to. This feature will give the Institutional Administrators the flexibility to have Collections Managers who can create and manage their own collections, without having to deal with collection creation requests from other Collection Managers.

Inheritance of Collection Permissions by Institutional Collection Managers (ICM)
Any user who is an ICM of a collection will now automatically become the ICM of that collection's sub-collections. Institutional Administrators will no longer have to explicitly provide ICM privileges to child collections to a user if the same user is already the ICM  of the parent collection.

Improved Representation of Collection Structure for Add/Edit User Interface
All collection display on the "Add user" and "Edit user" screens will now be presented as a tree structure, replacing the linear list displayed today. Clicking on each collection will open up a window that shows permissions for that user for that collection. This improved interface will be intuitive and helpful to administrators while assigning collection properties.
We will also be updating the support site (http://support.njvid.net) to reflect these changes.

Please feel free to contact us with your questions or comments - email us at support@njvid.net