ByCommittee Promotion & Tenure users can read and annotate packet documents online using our built-in document viewer.
Promotion reviews can involve hundreds of pages of packet materials. Our viewer allows committee members to load these documents into their browser, making it convenient to access all materials in one centralized location with no paper involved (unless of course your institution allows downloading and you want to download and print documents).
Committee members can also add annotations to documents in a candidate’s file, making it easy to highlight the most important parts of a packet and track and revisit thoughts when evaluating materials. Annotations made in the program are private notes on a case and are only accessible to the user who creates them.
Navigate to the case you want to view
Click the "Read" button on the Case page of the candidate
Packet sections are bookmarked in the column to the left
Pages in a document are also are bookmarked, including section headers in a document
Links to Webpages appear in the viewer but open the webpage in a new browser tab
Annotations appear on their own tab
Annotations are added from the lower right corner of the viewer
Click the "view" icon to toggle on or off the display of annotations
Click the "note" icon to add an annotation on the currently displayed document
After clicking the "note" icon, select the type of annotation you want to create
- Make no selection to add a simple "stickie" note to the document
- "Point" adds a note with an arrow pointing to a particular point in the document
- "Area" adds a note about a selected area
- "Text" adds a note about highlighted
Click into the document and add your note where you want it to appear.
"Point" (arrow) notes:
Select "Point," and add a note wth an arrow in the document. You can drag and drop to change the location of the arrow or note.
To edit a note you've added, simply click into the text field
To delete a note, click into the text field and then click the trash icon
If enabled at your institution, a download link will appear in the upper right corner of the viewer
See here for detailed instructions on how to download documents in ByCommittee Promotion & Tenure.