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Saving and using assignment searches


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In order to streamline your searches for assets in Assignment Desk, you have the ability to save assignment searches. This topic describes how to create and use saved assignment searches.


Saving assignment searches

You can save criteria and filtering options to quickly repeat searches for assignments and pitches.

To save a search:

  1. In the left rail, create search criteria and filtering options (see Assignment Desk dashboard).
  2. Toward the right of the Assignment Desk dashboard, select more_horiz > Save Search. The Save Search widget appears.
  3. In the Name field, type a name for the search.
  4. Click Save.

The Save Search widget closes, and the saved search appears in the Saved Searches list.

Saves search assignment desk


Working with a saved assignment search

You can rename, delete, and share a saved search. Referring to the illustration in Saving assignment searches

To…
In the Saved Searches widget…
Perform the searchClick on the saved search.
Rename the searchClick more_horiz> Rename.
Delete the searchClick more_horiz> Delete.
Share the search’s linkClick more_horiz> Copy Shareable Link, and paste the link into an email or text message. Editors logged in to Brightspot can click on the link, and Brightspot displays the results.

Exporting assignment search results

You can export search results from the Assignment Desk dashboard and share them with editors and assignees.

To export an assignment desk search:

  1. In the left rail, create search criteria and filtering options (see Assignment Desk dashboard).
  2. Toward the right of the Assignment Desk dashboard (see Assignment Desk dashboard), select more_horiz > Export Search.

Your browser downloads a CSV file that reflects the listing in the Assignment Desk dashboard. You can import the file into a spreadsheet application and share it through email or other apps.


Printing assignment searches

You can print the current listing in the Assignment Desk dashboard.

To print an assignment desk search:

  1. In the left rail, create search criteria and filtering options (see Assignment Desk dashboard).
  2. Toward the right of the dashboard, select more_horiz > Print Search.

Your browser’s print options appear.


Modifying an assignment’s due date

You can modify an assignment’s due date directly from the dashboard.

To modify an assignment’s due date:

  1. In the Assignment Desk dashboard, search for the assignment whose date you want to modify.
  2. For the assignment, click expand_more, and select a new date.
    Modify assignment due date
  3. Click Set.

Viewing assignments and pitches associated with an asset

To view assignments and pitches associated with an asset:

  1. Search for and open the asset on the content edit page.
  2. Toward the right of the content edit form, select more_horiz > Assignment Desk.

Brightspot lists the associated pitches and assignments.


Viewing assignments and assets associated with a pitch

To view assignments and assets associated with a pitch:

  1. In the Assignment Desk dashboard, search for and open the required pitch (see Assignment Desk dashboard).
  2. Under Assignments, sort and filter the associated assignments.

    Viewing assignments 1.png

  3. Under Content, sort and filter the associated assets.
    Viewing assignments 2.png
    Items associated with a pitch or assignment

Viewing assets associated with an assignment

To view assets associated with an assignment:

  1. In the Assignment Desk dashboard, search for and open the required assignment (see Assignment Desk dashboard).
  2. Under Content, sort and filter the associated assets.