Cyco helps authors keep “to do” lists. Authors mark what they want to do, and Cyco keeps the lists. Authors share lists, so one author can mark something for another author to look at.

Workflow tags

Suppose you hire a proofreader, maybe on Mechanical Turk. Most of your content has been proofread, but you decide to add some new pages in the middle of the Cycourse. How do you tell the proofreader which pages you want checked?

You could copy-and-paste the page URLs, but URLs can change as you change page titles. How does the proofreader keep track of which pages s/he has checked? It would be better if Cyco kept track of these things for you.

That’s what workflow tags are for. When you edit a page, you see:

Workflow tags

Check the work to be done on the page.

You add whatever tags want. You add a proofread tag to the tag list:

Added proofread tag

The “Proofread” checkbox appears on every page. Check it on pages you want your proofreader to look at:

Proofread checked

You and your proofreader can get a list of all of the pages with that checkmark.

What if you have a task that’s not about a whole page, but about part of it?

Notes for authors

You and Joe are working on a Cycourse together. You write:

First PC CPU?

Then you think to yourself: “Self, I’m not sure about that. Joe’s old. He might know.”

Note to Joe

Only users with the author role will see the text.

Then you can mark the page with a workflow tag:

Fact check tag

At any time, you and Joe can ask Cyco for a list of pages that need to be fact checked.

Helping instructors

limit2role has other uses, too. For example, you can tell instructors about things that students might get wrong:

Note to instructors

More Cyco awesomeness. You’re welcome.


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