Tracked Opps

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014 11:38AM PDT
Tracked Opportunities are those that you want to monitor, but they are less crucial than your Active opps. When you Track an opp, you can also assign a “tag” to the opp to help you easily group and/or locate it later. You’ll see on your Homepage near the bottom left all the tags you’re currently using to categorize your Active and Tracked Opps. You can condense or expand your view based on a selected tag(s). You can track and tag opportunities from your search results or from within an individual funding opportunity. See the Help files on Funding in the Support area, for information on how to tag an opportunity.

When you first log onto your Pivot Homepage, you will land on your Tracked opps area. You’ll see the total number of opps that are being tracked including expired opps) on the left side of the page. The number of Tracked opps displayed is noted in orange near the top of the list. You can modify your view according to Type, which is found on the left side of the page. Check or uncheck the boxes to see:
  • Those tracked opps where the sponsor has limited submissions
  • Those tracked opps that need internal coordination
  • Opps that don’t fall into the limited submission or internal coordination categories—“Other”
  • Tracked opps that have expired (the deadline has passed and these opps are no longer available)

Tracked Opps Details

You can track as many opps as you want, there is no limit. Your view of your Tracked opps will show several things:
  • Title of the opportunity, linking to the full record
  • Any tags you’ve assigned to the opp
  • Sponsor deadline
  • What’s due next (application, proposal, letter of intent, etc.)
  • Options Menu
  • Icons to indicate when a record
    • Has a limited submission – a “Limited” icon will appear next to the opp name
    • Needs some sort of University-level coordination necessary—a gray “ICR” icon will appear next to the opp name
    • Was recently updated—an orange “updated” icon will appear next to the opp name
    • Has the alert email option enabled – an envelope icon will appear between the Deadline column and the Options menu

You may notice opps on your Tracked list with a “shared” icon ​ next to the opp name. This indicates that a Pivot Research Administrator from your institution placed this on your Tracked list. Clicking on the “shared” icon ​ will display the name of the person who shared the opp as well as the date shared. Once you click on the “shared” icon, it will no longer display.

You can further refine your Tracked opps list by the tags you have assigned. On the left side of the page, your tags will be listed near the bottom. Checking a specific tag (or tags) will display only those tracked opps with the selected tags.

You may take action on a group of Tracked opps by selecting specific opps and clicking the Share or Untrack buttons.

You can also select multiple items from the Options menu:
  1. Share
  2. Untrack
  3. Move to Active
  4. Add or Edit Tags
  5. Add to calendar
  6. Alert email on/off
  7. Add (or Edit) the Deadline Reminder
  8. Who you shared with
  9. Who else is interested

Sharing the opp
To share an opp with someone, click the Options dropdown menu and select Share from the list. A light box will appear where you can type in a recipient, multiple recipients, or select a prepopulated Group. Type in an optional message, and when you’re ready to share the opp, click Send. Click the box labeled, let each recipient see who else received this if you want to display for each recipient who the other recipients are.

Note: When sharing an opp with someone outside your organization (or with someone who does not have a Pivot account) the shared opp will only be available for viewing for 14 days. Pivot users will be able to view a shared opp indefinitely.

Untracking the opp
If you’d like to remove an opp from your list of Tracked opps entirely, select the “Untrack” choice from the Options menu. Click Yes to confirm.

Moving the opp to Active
If you’d like to move an opp from your list of Tracked opps and place it in your Active list, select the “Move to Active” choice from the Options menu. Click Yes to confirm.

Adding or Editing Tags
You can manage your tags from the Options menu by selecting either “Add a Tag” or “Edit Tags.” If an opp does not have a tag assigned to it, you will see a menu item called “Add Tags.” Click that to select an appropriate tag or tags for that opp. If the opp does have at least one tag associated with it, you can modify them by clicking “Edit Tags.” The “Edit Tags” list shows you all the tags that are currently in use for your Active and Tracked lists; use the checkboxes to remove and/or add tags to that opp. You must click the “Apply” button for the changes to take place. Note: Tags for individual opps are separate from tags for Saved Searches.

Adding to a Calendar
You can add the next deadline for a funding opportunity on your Tracked list to one of four popular calendaring tools - Outlook, Google calendar, iCal or Yahoo calendar.  The funding opp title, what’s due and the date due are included.  Simply click “Add to Calendar” and click the icon for the calendar tool you wish.  Follow the calendaring tool’s instructions to complete adding the alert.

Alert Email
If you are currently set up to receive an Alert email about an opp, you will see an envelope icon in that opp’s row. If you would like to turn the Alert feature off, click on your Options menu and select the menu item which reads “Alert email off.” If there is no envelope icon in the row, the Alert feature has been disabled. To turn it back on, click your Options menu and select the menu item which reads “Alert email on.” The same-day Alert email is sent when anything in the opp changes, and lists what exactly has changed.

Deadline Reminder
You can add or edit deadline reminders to receive notifications of upcoming deadlines with the option to receive an email alert, a notification in the Pivot Announcements link, or both.  Deadline reminders can be sent 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, or 3 months before any deadline on a selected funding opp.  If you have set deadline reminder notifications from the Preferences section of your account, you can override the default setting for individual opps by selecting Edit Deadline Reminder in the Options menu.  If you do not have the preference set, or had funding opportunities on your Tracked list before you set the deadline notification preference, you can add a notification reminder by clicking on Add Deadline Reminder.  Once the deadline reminder has been set, either through preferences or for one opp via the Options menu, you will see a stopwatch icon  confirming that you will receive a reminder before each deadline on an opp.  You can remove a deadline reminder by clicking on Edit Deadline Reminder and deselecting the option you chose for receiving the reminder (Pivot Announcements and/or My Email checkboxes) and clicking the Update button.  

Who you shared with
When you view the list of people you’ve shared an opp with, you’ll see their name (which will be hyperlinked to their Profile, if they have one) along with any action they’ve taken on the opp you sent them.

Who else is interested
Mouse over this choice to view how many people at your institution have a particular opp on their Active or Tracked lists. Administrators can click on either option to see the actual names of those people.

Expired Opps are also linked to from the left-hand navigation. If an opportunity is no longer available and we do not anticipate it being offered again based on information from the sponsor, it is no longer searchable in the database. If an opportunity on your Active or Tracked lists expires, it automatically moves into your Expired opps list.

You can view the title of opportunities and info on the sponsor for your reference, but it is no longer possible to view the funding opportunity. You can delete items on the Expired list by clicking on the Delete link for a selected funding opp.


In addition to being able to share an opp through the “Options” menu, you can also select an opp or a group of opps by checking the box to the left of the opp name. When you select at least one of those checkboxes, the Tracked Opps header and Sort option will be replaced by a Share button. Once you’ve chosen the opp or opps you want to share, click the Share button and you can fill out the light box as described above.

Note: When sharing an opp with someone outside your organization (or with someone who does not have a Pivot account) the shared opp will only be available for viewing for 14 days. Pivot users will be able to view a shared opp indefinitely.

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