Great news for call admins and review chairs: The Tracker has a new look! 🎉
Starting today, call admins can restrict which parts of a proposal are editable when returning it for edits!
For example, let’s say you want to return a submission, but you only want the author to edit the abstract and nothing else. Previously, they could edit any part of the proposal. Now, you can prohibit them from editing anything but the abstract.
We’ve got another exciting new feature for call admins! Now, you can allow review chairs to approve submissions for review.
We’ve added a new feature to the Tracker: Now, review chairs can see submissions that have been returned for edits.
We’ve just released a new dashboard for the Session Tracker in ProposalSpace. The dashboard contains a couple of charts designed to help call admins track proposal activity over time and to monitor how many draft proposals are incomplete vs. complete. It also contains an Alerts section that displays issues that might require attention, like impending deadlines, submissions that haven’t been approved for review, and submissions that need to be assigned to reviewers.
The idea is to make the Tracker Dashboard a place where admins can stay on top of every aspect of a call. We’re always looking to make the feature more useful, so if you have any information that you would like to see on the dashboard, please let us know!
Call administrators: Have you ever come across a proposal that, for whatever reason, you just want to ignore? Now you can with ProposalSpace!
Simply select “Ignore” (from the Options menu) for any draft proposal or unapproved submission and ProposalSpace will treat it as if it never existed. To see the proposals you’ve chosen to ignore, just click the “Show Ignored” link. And to start tracking an ignored proposal again, just select “Don’t ignore”.
We’ve changed the layout of the Submission Tracker slightly to make navigation a little clearer.
Before, the navigation items for the three categories of submissions (Draft, Awaiting Approval, and Approved) were displayed at the very top of the page and were somewhat removed from the main content. Thanks to feedback from one of our users, we’ve moved the three categories closer to the content, making it much clearer that they are navigation elements.
We think it’s a huge improvement. We hope you do, too.
We’ve just released two enhancements that make the site a little easier to use.
For call administrators: We’ve made it easier—and faster—to view submission details from the Submissions page. Previously, when you clicked on a submission’s title, you were taken to a new page. Now, the same information is displayed in an overlay.
For authors: We’ve added a tab to the top of the proposal screens that links to the call’s submission instructions. Now you have access to that information throughout the entire submission process. (Previously, the instructions were only displayed when you first created the proposal.)
Let us know what you think!