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2021 Fall release

Here are the proposals that were accepted by the Joint University meeting/ Förvaltningsrådet on April 19, 2021, and was implemented in the fall release on October 27, 2021.

1. The Message Log can be open during editing of the study plan

The user will be able to have both the Message Log and another chapter of the study plan open and edit both simultaneously. The log can also be pinned at the bottom of the screen while open.



2. Clearer help texts

The help texts will have a grey background so as not to be as easily mixed up with the other texts.



3. Email notification to principal supervisor

The principal supervisor will get an email notification when the study plan is sent back to the doctoral student during revision.

4. Improved calendar

The calendar in the study plan will be improved with the possibility of choosing month and year in a drop-down menu.



5. Clearer when having multiple study plans open in different tabs

The name of the doctoral student will be displayed at the top of the study plan, next to the reference number, as well as in the browser tab, to make it easier for reviewers who have multiple plans opens simultaneously to keep them apart.



6. New option: “Not specified”

The new default option “Not specified” will be introduced for fields where the user today chooses between “Yes” and “No” and today’s default is “No.” Study plans that are already checked “No” or “Yes” will not be automatically checked to “Not specified” however.



7. Change in permission “Observer (school)”

Users with the permission “Observer (school)” will be able to view study plans with the status Created and Waiting for, in addition to those with the status Established as today.

8. Entering time as hours

It will be possible to enter time as hours in the sections “2.3 Departmental duties: to date and planned” and “2.4 Past and present leaves/assignments that constitute grounds for extensions/special reasons” in addition to todays percentage and days.

9. Better filtering when entering a new assistant supervisor

When entering a new assistant supervisor, the user will be able to search all schools at once.



10. New search variable: Deviations

The section “5.7 Deviations from previous study plan” will be searchable in Report 2 for those that have that function.

11. The SCB subject is removed

Some study plans have a so called SCB subject that KTH does not utilize, and this will be removed.

12. Unnecessary drop-down menus are removed

Drop-down menus that only contain one option will be removed.

13. Subject code will be a search variable

Subject code will be searchable in Report 1 and 2. (Requested by Linköping.)

14. HTML in texts

The superadmin will be able to use HTML in some texts for improves clarity (for example the help texts).

15. Function to remove notifications

The superadmin will be able to pause or remove notifications sent out. This should be an unusual action.

16. Acting establisher will have the function of regular establisher

The acting establisher in the system will be able to send the plan forward in place of the doctoral student and principal supervisor. This should be an unusual action.

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