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Uploading Dissertations

a brief how-to guide demonstrating how to upload dissertations to CU Commons and ProQuest ETD Administrator

Text Instructions

These instructions work best for students who prefer text or use screen readers. Click here to go down to the same set of instructions that use screenshots.

To begin, go to CU Commons: http://commons.cu-portland.edu/

  • Click on the My Account link.
  • Log in to the account you created with your original submission.

You should then be on your My Account page:

  • Click on the hyperlinked title of your dissertation. It should show a status of "under review."
  • From the left-side menu, click on the "Revise dissertation" link.

You should now be on the page to provide information about your dissertation and upload your revision.

  • If changes to the information about the dissertation (title, author, advisor names, etc.) need to be made, make the changes. Otherwise, leave the information as it is.
  • Abstract. If you update the abstract in your dissertation file, be sure to update the abstract on the submission page, too.
  • Upload Full Text. Go to the Upload Full Text section to upload a revised file.
    • Click on the Browse button to attach a new file.
  • Reason for Update. List a reason for the revision if you'd like to keep track of changes.
  • Click on the Submit button to complete the update/revise process.

You should receive a confirmation message that your dissertation has been successfully revised.

  • Double-check that all of the information is correct.
  • Click on the Download link to confirm the correct file was uploaded.

Instructions with Screenshots

Screenshot. Text = Start by clicking on the My Account link

Screenshot. Text = Log in to the account you created with your original submission.

Screenshot. Text = Click on the hyperlinked title of your dissertation. It should show a status of "under review."

Screenshot. Text = Click on the "Revise dissertation" link

Screenshot. Text = If changes to the information about the dissertation (title, author, advsor names, etc.) need to be made, make the changes. Otherwise, leave the information as it is.

Screenshot. Text = If you update the abstract in your dissertation file, be sure to update the abstract on the submission page, too.

Screenshot. Text = Go to the Upload Full Text section to upload a revised title. Click on the Browse button to attach a new file. List a reason for the revision if you'd like to keep track of changes. Click on the Submit button to complete the update/revise process.

Screenshot. Text = The system will confirm the revision was completed. Double-check that all of the information is correct. Click on the Download link to confirm the correct file was uploaded.