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  1. 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.

    19 votes
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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.

  2. 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.

    17 votes
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  3. Add Ability to Exclude Instructors from Getting Registration Conflict Check for a Course Activity SD667

    Make it so instructors can be excluded from conflict checking but not participants. For example for pool play sessions for sea kayaking course we need instructors for afternoon and morning sessions but students we only want to be able to sign up for one session.

    12 votes
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  4. Create a course roster export that contains field trip and trip result statuses for all students and corresponding activities SD665

    Have a roster download that not only shows whether the participants are signed up for the required field trips but also be able to see all the activities they are registered for to ensure that snowshoe students are getting their snowshoes, climbers are getting on climbs and kayakers are getting registered for kayak trips.

    This allows leaders to pre-emptively catch students who may be behind or not registered and send them an email ahead of time instead of struggling to get makes ups scheduled.

    It would also be good to see everyone who got marked as Needs Improvement/Failed in one…

    11 votes
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  5. Allow application for course to be accessed even when registration is closed or hasnt opened GH2113

    This is important for anything like basic climbing that has a longer application that they want people to be able to fill out ahead of time. Right now you can add the application to the course but it doesn't show in the portlet until registration opens.

    7 votes
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  6. Organize course field trips in My Courses area better for admins/leaders GH1629/1645

    In the My Courses area I currently see too many activities populating under the Courses I am leading and managing. Can we make the field trips,lectures, optional activities for that Course only show in one of these two ways

    1) Only activities within the start and end date range of the course for which they are shown

    2) Show first ten trips with a More link to show the rest.

    3) any other ideas?

    If we do number 1 would that make it so that participants who are in their second year unable to see the field trips they are…

    7 votes
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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    You can now toggle your courses in the My Courses area to show or hide the course related activities. Please note that you can also search for courses with the date range above.

  7. Add Ability to Grant Badges to Instructors from Course Activities SD657

    Add the ability to add badges to instructors for successfully completing instructing at a course activity, where the badges are different from those that are awarded to participants.

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  8. Course activity review tool for courses with 2-3 activities SD664

    Include some bulk review and update tools for courses where we only 2-3 required activities. For courses like WFA, Navigation or Basic Snowshoeing with just a couple required field trips/lectures make a roster preview and download that allows you see that a student is registered for all required activities and then their participant result and probably participant notes. This is probably exception report for a course roster compared to 1-3 activity template roster (on screen and download).

    For more involved courses we are hoping to build a mega download of all activities for students involved in that course. See listing…

    6 votes
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  9. 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…

    6 votes
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    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

  10. 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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  11. Add the Registration Date/Time to the Course Registration Edit Form GH1965

    Add the Registration Date/Time to the course registration modal dialog and only show it to site admins so that we can have more flexibility in making waitlist and other roster adjustments to course like we do for activities.

    Example: https://www.mountaineers.org/about/branches-committees/tacoma-branch/committees/tacoma-hiking-backpacking-committee/course-templates/introduction-to-backpacking-tacoma/introduction-to-backpacking-tacoma-2016-1/team-roster

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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…

    4 votes
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  13. practice sessions

    In order to accommodate activities that are not trips and not instructional in nature, we would like to create a category called "practice sessions" that function exactly like clinics. Currently, these would be used to house pool practice sessions (currently listed as clinics) and open climb nights (currently listed as events and therefore we aren't requiring online waivers or QYL for youth to come). We (Sara, Becca, Tess) think that this could potentially require very little development and have a positive impact across the organization. I'm happy to chat more about it!

    3 votes
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  14. Add Requested Info field to Courses GH2756

    Add an additional field on courses that prompts students to provide info when signing up for a course. For summer camps this can allow us to collect T-shirt size or could be used for questions about kayak rentals for kayak students etc.

    3 votes
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  15. Student Enrollment Notifications for Leaders GH1869

    Would like to request the ability to have notifications sent to leaders when students enroll in a course. This is particularly important for some of the ongoing course listings like Naturalist Study Group.

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  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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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  19. Add AIARE Level 2 badge

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

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  20. 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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