New report design released

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:23am

Digital Measures is releasing a redesign of its Reports menu. Instead of displaying reports via a dropdown menu, they will be listed in full down the page. Users will be able to scroll down and select the appropriate report. After selecting the specific report desired, users will be taken to a new screen in which they will enter desired parameters, such as date span and file format.

For faculty, the list of reports will be brief. For department chairs and administrators, it will be rather lengthy. 

Currently, most users use Digital Measures to produce viats and annual reports. If you have a recommendation for a new report - or a suggestion to improve an existing one - please contact the university administrator, Rob Robertson.

Benefits of the new Run Reports menu:

  • Faster: The Run Reports menu joins the faculty-facing interfaces that have been upgraded to return information without screen refreshes. As a result, the Run Reports menu has the “app experience” of near-instant updates.
  • Easier navigation: Rather than a drop-down list, available reports now display in a table. This simplifies the screen for faculty, who typically have between two and four available reports. Rather than navigate a list, simply click on the report name to begin.  And in response to user feedback, the Create a New Report button is now at the top right corner of the screen for better visibility.
  • WCAG 2.0 compliant: The Run Reports menu complies with current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the standard for ensuring that software is accessible to people with disabilities.


New report design