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The following document will walk you through the process of submitting a new feature request for WiscWeb.

Steps for Submitting a New Feature Request

To submit a new feature request, we'd like you to review the steps:

  1. Navigate to the GitLab Feature Request Board (link opens in same tab)
  2. Click on the Sign In button in the top right

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  3. Do not attempt to create a new username - you will be able to login with your UW-Madison NetID. Choose this option located below the login box:

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  4. Since your feature may have already been requested, it is important to use the search box to confirm that you don't see a similar issue already posted. If one already exists, follow the steps for upvoting and commenting on an existing feature request and skip the rest of these steps.
  5. Select the New Issue button in the top right

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  6. Give your feature request a Title based on what you are looking for. Please be specific and use relevant keywords that help describe the request to others.
  7. Ensure that the Type field says "Issue"
  8. In the Description box, there are some prompts to assist you with creating a more complete request. Please add a full description of your requested feature and include examples if you can. Make sure to include your name, email, and a link to your WiscWeb website URL.

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  9. You can skip all of the fields at the bottom - those are used internally by our team
  10. Scroll down and press the green Submit Issue button

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Upvoting and Commenting on Existing Feature Requests

To upvote and/or comment on an existing feature request, we'd like you to review the steps:

  1. Navigate to the GitLab Feature Request Board (external link)
  2. Click on the Sign In button in the top right

    SignIn.png

  3. Do not attempt to create a new username - you will be able to login with your UW-Madison NetID. Choose this option located below:

    NetIDLogin.png

  4. Use the search box to search for key terms that indicate a similar request has already been submitted.
  5. If you find a similar request, please click on it and read it over to confirm
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the thumbs up button to upvote the request

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  7. If you have other relevant information that is not already included in the description, please include it in a comment below the request. Example:

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  8. Don't forget to click the Comment button to submit your notes.

How Requests are Reviewed

Quarterly Reviews

WiscWeb is committed to quarterly reviews of feature requests submitted. This means that once every three months, we will review the requests submitted and determine what new features we could commit to in the following quarter.

Bi-Weekly Updates

WiscWeb is committed to bi-weekly updating of the feature request board to help indicate which tasks are currently being worked on or those that have already been accommodated. This will be denoted using colored labels below the feature request title. We will also comment on and close requests, as needed. If we are unable to fulfill the request for a particular reason, this will be added as a comment in the request with a rationale of issues encountered.

How Are Feature Requests Weighted?

WiscWeb gives more weight to requests that clearly demonstrate broad use or need on campus. Therefore, upvoting and commenting on requests that you find vitally important to your team is highly recommended. WiscWeb will sort requests by "Popularity," which is determined in GitLab by number of upvotes and number of comments.  

Troubleshooting

  • Having trouble submitting your feature request? No problem - send us an email and we can submit the request for you: help@doit.wisc.edu




Keywords:new, features, requests, additions, technology, functionality   Doc ID:110624
Owner:Jenna K.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2021-04-30 14:52 CDTUpdated:2021-06-24 13:46 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, WiscWeb CMS
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