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  1. Instructors for seminar/clinics GH2883

    I just noticed there's no option for an "instructor" role in the seminar/clinic template. Can we add this? Seminars/clinics are often course-like in that they have instructors.

    thanks!

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  2. Clarify rolling enrollment confirmation emails ~SFOnly

    Right now the email shows only the start date of the first course lecture/field trip which is confusing. Make it so both start and end dates show AND it states that it is rolling enrollment and the individual course dates will be shown in separate activity email

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  3. Give notification to leader if posting course related activity outside course date range

    Provide error message/notification if creating a course related activity that is outside of any course's current date range. I listed an optional lecture and it wouldn't show up in the course but I couldn't figure out why. Turns out it was after the original course listings end date.

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  4. 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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  5. Allow application files directly uploaded to course edit form GH2764

    Make it so I can directly upload my course application on the course Edit form. Having to find my url and remember which folder i uploaded my application in is confusing and not intuitive.

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    We added a link to the help text that opens the Course Materials folder in a new tab or window so that a file or web form can be added or its URL copied more easily. It’s one click up to the course template and it’s other folders if the application form is stored in a folder other than in the Course Materials folder.

  6. Provide easy way to email participants based on their role

    For large course field trips it is common for instructors and students to show up at different times, which means that instructors will usually carpool with other instructors, and students with other students. To set up those carpools it would be helpful if the "Email Participants" screen had a way to quickly select participants based on their role, i.e. all instructors, all students, all leaders. Yes, it's currently possible to use the per-person check boxes to this now, but some large field trips (Navigation, Snowshoe, Scramble) can have as many as 90 participants, so selecting them individually is tedious and…

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  7. Create a "Do Not Send Automatic Confirmation Email" checkbox to activities or activity templates GH2002

    In some cases like summer camp field trips and/or required lectures for courses, its confusing or annoying to members to receive confirmation emails. We would like to be able to turn off this functionality in certain cases like this.

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  8. 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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  9. Announce class times

    Please put class times in with the dates on the registration page of each class.

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  10. 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.

  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. Apply member discount to course fee if membership is in shopping cart

    It's giving me the non-member price for the course even though I have a membership in my shopping cart.

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  13. Course Activity Data Export Improvement GH3028

    Investigate alternatives for the Course Activities Export. It takes several minutes to get the datatables view, because there are often several thousand records associated with the request. There may be more, but few options are:

    - Check how much overhead there is in Diazo processing of the markup? Avoiding that may be one reason that converting the main course roster view to be React-based helped so much. If that's correct you could possibly load this part of the page in an iframe that bypasses Diazo.

    - A bit off the wall... After clicking the "download" button, display a message (in…

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  14. Improve Roster Functionality: Course Template Rosters

    Add pagination and search/filter features to allow for better handling of these large rosters so they can be a more useful instructor recruitment tool. Being able to filter by curren tmembers, roles, graduation dates before download.

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  15. Error Check for Instructor Requirement

    Adding error check for adding and editing a course activity where instructors are needed but there is no instructor prerequisite badge will ensure that activities are set up correctly. This will ensure that members and guests who are qualified can register as an instructor and to be sure that only those who are qualified can register to be an instructor.

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  16. Skill Badges as Activity Prerequisites SD313/414

    Some benefits to using skill badges as prerequisites for activities include:
    --Lessening bureaucracy and improving course administration. For example, Basic Climbing Admins would be able to track student progress online, rather than manually in booklets, and it can ensure that Basic Climbing students cannot register for glacier climbs until they've successfully completed glacier skills training.
    --Allowing course leaders to specify leader prerequisites for skills conditioners, allowing people to grow into leadership, broadening the leadership funnel.
    --Encouraging leaders who are reluctant to take students they don’t know on climbs to open them up, because they will be able to see more…

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  17. Improve Skill Badge Assignment for Successful Activity Completion

    Allowing leaders to choose which skill badge(s) to assign when closing an activity better support activities where multiple skills are learned and our modularization efforts. Currently it's an "all or none" assignment.

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  19. Add to courses an "Instructor Capacity" to limit the number of instructors

    Courses currently have a "Student Capacity" to limit student enrollment but do not have an "Instructor Capacity" to limit instructor enrollment. This can create situations where too many instructors sign up, which in turn can create problems wherein too many instructors show up and have nothing to do, or can create create additional work for course leaders to reach out to instructors and ask them to cancel. Either way, it creates an awkward situation in an organization where we want to gratefully encourage as much volunteering as we can.

    Note that it *is* possible set limits on the number of…

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    The instructor slots for a course are designed to be a roll up of all instructors helping out with a course that has multiple field trips and lectures. I think it would be best to use our new single seminar and clinic functionality for activities like the backcountry snowshoeing skills instructor clinic. Listing as a clinic means you can designate the title to be whatever you want, have earned badges AND most importantly for you be able to designate how many instructor slots you want and participant slots.

    See example here: https://www.mountaineers.org/about/branches-committees/everett-branch/committees/everett-climbing/course-templates/intermediate-leading-on-rock-everett/activities/introductory-lecture-and-practical-mountaineers-seattle-program-center

    Once there is an activity template you can simply schedule like you would a snowshoe or hike.

    Learn how to schedule them here: https://www.mountaineers.org/volunteers/leader-resources/schedule-a-course-clinic-or-seminar/schedule-a-course-clinic-or-seminar#scheduleclinic

  20. Close registration for courses that were created before registration close date field existed GH 1148

    Is it possible to close registration for all courses that happened last year. The default when we added registration open and close dates to courses was to have them perpetually open which has meant we have had a handful of these incorrect sign ups.

    From Jeff- The best fix actually might be blocking registration for a course whose end date is in the past.

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