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Moderating an Item

Updated Jul 30, 2021

If you are assigned as the owner of an item, authors may be submitting items to you for moderation. Although this depends on your institution's particular workflow, a common workflow includes a moderation step, during which the item owner can choose to submit the item for review or send the item back for revision.

Sample Workflow: 

  1. An author works on an item in draft state.
  2. The author completes the item and commits it pending moderation.
  3. The author assigns the item to an owner who moderates the item.

Once you've moderated at item assigned to you, you continue to manage it through its lifecycle. Once an item is moderated, you might choose to send the item for review, lock it, or publish it. 

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Open Moderation

Open Moderation

If you are assigned as the owner of an item, you may need to moderate it. To view any items that need moderation that are assigned to you, click the Item icon [1] and select the Needs Moderation option [2]. 

View Moderation Queue

View Moderation Queue

View the items that need moderation by you.

Moderate One or More Items

Moderate One or More Items

To moderate an item, click the item checkbox.

Send Item to Author

Send Item to Author

To send an item back to the author for revision, click the Actions drop-down menu [1] and select the Lifecycle option [2]. Then select the Return Item(s) to Author option [3].

Make the Item Visible to Other Users

Make the Item Visible to Other Users

To send an item back to an item bank, click the Actions drop-down menu [1] and select the Lifecycle option [2]. Then select the Bank Item(s) option [3].

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