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  1. Create a new course content type better suited for our single seminar courses SD296

    Create a type of content that is similar to courses but is more useful for the once a year, one-off seminars that we do. It would be connected to a route/place like activities but have course graduation function or the ability to add badges to it and mostly would be good for things like winter scramble seminars or pool sessions that are activities that have learning attached to them but aren't full fledged courses.

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  2. Course-Related Activities website architecture change

    Summary:
    Course-Related Activities need to be connected with the pertinent Course offering. (i.e. Course-Related Activities should NOT be connected to the generic Course Template and thereby connected to all offerings of Courses based on that Template).

    Detail:

    With the current setup, the process for creating an instance of a Course is to start with the pertinent Course Template. The Course is then filled out with more detail by creating Course-Related Activities (such as lectures, field trips, etc), which are at specific locations at specific dates / times.

    It is important for each unique offering of a Course to have its…

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    7 comments  ·  Courses  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    We had a chance to discuss our course architecture in depth on June 9 in Everett and how to best utilize the structure we have to avoid almost all of the problems listed in this thread. The one item we are working on for fall is having a single seminar style course type which is much more activity like in nature but has an instructional component to handle special instructor clinics and workshops that we often offer in The Mountaineers. We hope to meet again with Everett leaders in the fall to help schedule courses and make sure that everyone understands the most efficient way to set up and manage courses and the activities that go with them.

    If you’d like to know more about or comment on the single activity course please comment here: http://feedback.mountaineers.org/forums/273688-general-feedback/suggestions/6836270-create-a-new-course-content-type-better-suited-for

  3. Give course leaders the ability to change pre-req badges GH1125

    Give course admins or course leaders the ability to change the course pre-reqs after the course is listed

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  4. Make separate feedback form for instructors at field trips GH1865

    Feedback form is identical for both participants and instructors at a field trip - the questions should be tailored differently.

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    We had a separate instructor feedback form for course listings only and now we have a separate form for instructors at field trips rather than the same form as participants.

    We are now gathering info about whether leaders felt prepared for their role in addition to the regular safety and curriculum feedback info.

  5. Ability to hide climbs for specific SIG's or Branches.

    Let climb leads be able to hide climbs from the public until they are done getting members from their SIG or branch.

    As a basic student its time consuming to see climbs just to sign up or email the climb leader and find out its only for a specific group of people and that I can't be on the climb.

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  6. Make the course application hyperlink text into a more prominent blue button GH2176

    Currently, there is tiny hyperlink text above the register button for a course for a person to submit an online application. I would like to see that as a prominent blue button above the yellow register button. The hyperlink text just doesn't jump out.

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  7. Add AIARE Level 2 badge

    Add an AIARE Level 2 badge for instructors who have higher level avalanche training.

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  8. Registration Date/Time for Cancelled Students should change GH1755

    When someone drops from a course, update the registration date to reflect the date of cancellation. Currently the original registration date remains in that field. This makes is hard to track when individuals drop from the course.

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  9. Add info to the "Course Requirements" tab GH1484

    On the "Course Requirements" tab:

    1. Stack the dates if there are Start and End Dates.

    2. Add 1-2 columns that show the participant availability and status.
    - Availability is either "29 available" or "8 waitlisted."
    - Status is Opens mm/dd/yy, Closes mm/dd/yy, or Closed.
    - If we have room for two columns great if not, one column titled "Availability/Status" with the info stacked should be okay.

    3. Add a column with the leader's name that is a link to their My Profile modal dialog.

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    More information is now listed in the course requirements tab for all lecture and field trip listings.

  10. Course feedback form should request that students name their instructor

    Course feedback form should request that students name their instructor so we can learn from the good instructors and help the poor ones. Currently the comments are lumped together. Comments like "my instructor was great" and "my instructor was poor", don't do us any good because we don't know who they are talking about.

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    The course related field trip surveys now include the following text to help identify which instructors may need additional support. “Could you give the reasons why you rated the instructors the way you did?
    Please list specific names of instructors if possible so we can pass on the feedback.”

  11. Always list field trip locations in Course Activities GH1126

    For course activities, include the location even when there is only ONE location.

    Example: (1st FT listing is great, 2nd FT listings is poor)

    Crag Course FT 1
    Tieton River Sat, May 2
    Vantage Sun, May 2

    Crag Course FT 2, Sat, May23 - Sun May24
    (NO LOCATION LISTED. REQUEST LOCATION ALSO BE LISTED)

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  12. Skill Badges SD312/313/415

    Skill Badges: Documents skills (not courses) Mountaineers members have gained through Mountaineers courses OR that have been demonstrated to and vetted by Mountaineers Leaders.

    How do skills interact with courses?
    • Students can see what skills a course teaches
    • Instructors can see what skills students have, and allow them to miss certain field trips if students already have those skills (at the instructor’s discretion)
    • Skill badges help expedite equivalency, or negate the need for equivalency.

    How do skills interact with trips?
    • Trips can add more detail to prerequisites. Students will be able to participate in Alpine Rock…

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  13. Make it so you can see leaders permission on course activities GH1675

    When you sign up for course related activities you are doing it through the manage registration portal and there is no note showing that the leader asked for leaders permission.

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    Completed April 2016. Now you can see leader’s permission via the Manage Registration dialogue box and on the course requirements tab along with links to get you to the form to request permission.

  14. Make course materials tab linked to course template rather than individual course GH1260

    Right now last year's students can't see the current course materials. It'd be cool to have this linger from course to the next upcoming course so 2nd and 3rd students would have the most up to date information. You could have a folder that contains archive materials but this would be an area that is always up to date, or maybe you could have the option of whether your course template has this evergreen course materials folder or whether leaders want it on a year by year basis. Leaders and admins of courses any thoughts?

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    Course materials can now be more easily shared year to year. Leaders can now also delete and archive materials from their committee area and course material folders

  15. Integrate mountaineers.org and Learning Management System (eLearning) SD636++

    Integrate the Learning Management System (LMS, aka eLearning) with our website so that when people are added to a roster in they are added in the LMS and receive appropriate course materials.

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  16. Allow a course to have multiple course types GH1640

    I'd like to be able to list a course under two categories. For example Winter Travel for Everett was snowshoeing and cross country skiing so should be able to be listed under both. Scramble leader seminars or hike leader seminars ideally should get an outdoor leadership and the activity type tag

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    Courses now can have multiple course types. THis lives in the course template and is particularly useful for courses like winter travel that need to be earmarked as Snowshoe and Cross Country Ski or hiking and backpacking seminars that cover both activity types.

  17. Fade the badge image (but keep on profile) when a badge expires

    Instead of removing the badge image from someone's profile when their badge expires, it would be nice to fade the image ... this would show that the badge is no longer current, but it would also provide a better snapshot "history" of that person's past participation.

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  18. When you mouse over a course-related activity have it show leader/summary SD412

    When I mouse over a course activity, display a "tool-tip/infotip/hint" containing the leaders name or the activity summary next to the cursor.

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    2 comments  ·  Courses  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We added more information about lectures and field trip activities to the Course Requirements tab of the Course Details page. Information included title, activity dates, registration open/close dates, availability, and leader.

  19. Course-to-Activity Roster Management SD440

    Allow an activity roster to be populated from a course roster. This will be helpful for our Summer Camps.

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  20. Fix Rolling Enrollment Date Structure

    Make sure that you can set up a course for rolling enrollment that then closes after the course end date so if you have 8 workshops under one course header for 2014 you can start over in 2015 with a new course and 8 new field trips that don't get rolled into one. This helps avoid huge course rosters to maintain.

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    Completed at the end of December 2015 thanks to testing from First Aid coordinator Mary Panza.

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