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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  6. 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

  7. 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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  8. You can currently "offer" more spots than are actually available GH 1152/1188

    Fix course capacity so that you can only offer as many spots as are actually available for that course. Right now you can have 5 spots available but make an offer to 10 people on the waitlist.

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  9. Add a photos tab SD434

    Add a photos tab next to the course materials tab to show potential participants what they can expect in the course.

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  10. Allow new course templates to be created by leaders

    We can get this set up with an email notification system to member services to assure that the course is in compliance with Mountaineers course and activity policies and minimum standards.

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