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  1. 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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  2. Add AIARE Level 2 badge

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

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  3. 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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  4. Automatically Add Instructors to Committee Roster GH2511

    When an person registers for or is registered for an activity as an Instructor, in addition to adding them to the course's team roster (if part of a course), add them as an Instructor to the sponsoring Committee's team roster as an instructor or check their instructor box if they are already on the Committee's team roster and their Instructor box is not already checked.

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  5. Improve Course Application Process GH2951

    Improve the online forms so that applications can be housed on our website (which is ideal), with a prefilled field linking to a particular course, that the form builder creates. When the form is submitted, the applicant is automatically added to the "applied" roster, and the same process continues from there. This has the advantage of reducing admin burden, but it will require our online forms to be much easier to build so that our leaders will make applications in plone. Probably a much bigger project.

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  6. Automated email notification for people in waitlist x days before the course start

    Currently some courses have lots of people in the wait list. Some of these people are registered in the wait list months before the course starts. If there is an automated notification to remind them that they are still on the waitlist. And ask them to cancel from the waitlist if they already have some other plans. Hopefully we will end up only with those who are still interested in taking the course. So we can offer the course to those who are still interested and we don't waste time offering to those who are already have other plans.

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  7. Create functionality that allows the use of course pages to assign badges to students opting for the modular route w/ other system org wide

    As courses create a modularized option (such as Basic Alpine), and where course and committee leaders use course pages as a way to easily assign badges to students that complete all of the requirements, a way to catch or exclude repeated rosters and data points across all of our systems and for the organization as a whole is needed.

    Course leaders have requested the use of course pages as a way to more easily and efficiently assign badges themselves instead of the need to pass off to staff. However, this could create duplicate data points in our integrated software services…

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    1 comment  ·  Courses, Clinics & Seminars  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is really about our report and dashboard statistics. Assigning a course badge via equivalency or by having completed other courses or activities that lead to the requisite skills can done in a few ways. There is some concern that having “extra” courses to assign these badges will skew our statistics. We need to determine whether this is a real concern worth addressing and, if so, how best to do that.

  8. 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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  9. Course page not loading with high volume visitation GH2785

    When course participants visit this page at the same time and try and click Manage Registration no one else can visit the course page. Specifically we had about 75 out of the 100 participants were online trying to sign up for their hikes at 9:00AM yesterday. We had 25 hikes that all went "live" for registration at 9:00 (these are our April CHS hikes). The offerings were split evenly -- 12 CHS1 hikes and 13 CHS2 hikes -- and, from what I can see, the participants were attempting to sign up for a real variety, not just 2 or 3…

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    3 comments  ·  Courses, Clinics & Seminars  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve optimized the course page and manage course activity registration dialog, and added a sever that we can turn on as needed for times like these when there are many people registering for many course activities.

    Oct 2018

  10. Hide Payment Pending from Add to Roster Dialog Box GH2755

    Make it so Payment Pending is not a status available for leaders/admins to choose from the Add person to roster dialogue box. Offered is the status that should be used to hold a slot for someone in a course and allows them to process payment. Payment Pending is the quick status that someone goes into when they have 15 minutes to process course and acitivty and lodge registrations in their shopping carts.

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  11. Show Events in a Course's "Course Requirements" Tab GH2827

    We often have graduation celebrations at the end of a course. These are just events to which the committee, leaders, instructors, students, graduates and former graduates are invited to attend. It would be great if they could be RSVP-style events that appear in the course's "Course Requirements" tab. That would save having to "double list" by listing an activity that is really not needed an would also need to be closed.

    Implementation Note: Add a field to the Event add/edit form to choose one or more Course Templates to list the event on courses within that template and where the…

    2 votes
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  12. 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.”

  13. 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

    2 votes
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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.

  14. 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.

    2 votes
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  15. 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?

    2 votes
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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

  16. 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, Clinics & Seminars  ·  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.

  17. bulk course roster management

    Allow course admins to multi-select students for the purpose of mass cancellation/roster management. Note: the multi-select is already there, but I can't cancel/move all the selected registrants.

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    Completed 12/8/14. Look for the blue button at the bottom of the course roster that says “Change Role or Expiration” This is what you can use to bulk graduate people or bulk extend a student badge.

  18. Only insert new instructors to course roster GH3157

    When an instructor signs up for a workshop or field trip then they are automatically added as an "Instructor" at the course level, I believe this is new functionality. However, if that person is already set as a course "Leader" then they are demoted to be a course "Instructor". It seems like the new automatic behavior should only happen if the person is not currently on the course roster.

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  19. book recommendations

    It would be nice if we could recommend books other than those published by the Mountaineers. For the Naturalists' annual course, they use a book that is better than what the Mountaineers has published. For the Photography Committee, there are really only two instruction books published by the Mountaineers. We should be able to add any book listed on Amazon to better help our students.

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    0 comments  ·  Courses, Clinics & Seminars  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The recommended and required reading sections of various types of content on our website are specifically for books, maps and merchandise that we can ship from our warehouse.

    For other books, etc. information can be added to the rich text sections of the content item. For formatting and more info, please see our Publications Style Guide, https://www.mountaineers.org/volunteer/leader-resources/publications-style-guide#references.

  20. Improve badge disply sort on course view

    I have a low priority website UI feature request. For courses which award multiple badges to graduates, it would be nice if the list of badges were sorted nicer. One sort method could be "Course badges first then Skill badges, and within those by alphabetical". Here's the 2020 Seattle Basic course as an example of messy badges...
    https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/seattle-branch/committees/seattle-climbing-committee/course-templates/alpine-climbing-courses/basic-alpine-climbing-course/basic-alpine-climbing-course-seattle-2020

    thanks!

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