We're looking to get an icon that will convey the meanings of both 'requested' and 'allocated' for our website.
The system is an e-learning service, and the icon is intended to be part of a series of icons that go from greyscale to colour once the user has performed the action. The first in the series is for the user to request that the course be allocated to them (at which point this icon will appear in colour), and then once it's been allocated they can launch the course (at which point this and the next icon in the series will appear in colour). Can anyone think of iconography which would somehow represent both 'you have requested that this course be allocated', and 'this course has been allocated'? We'd rather keep the icon the same in both cases than change it.
Update: I came up with this in Inkscape:
It looks fine at this large size but scaling it down to the size I need, 50x50 (or even smaller), makes it look pretty bad in Inkscape. Is there any way I can scale this down while still maintaining a half-decent look?