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  2. 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

  3. ADD AUTOMATIC ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL PAYMENTS AND AUTOMATIC MONTHLY DONATIONS TO MY PURCHASES SD420

    If I have, show automatic annual membership renewal payments and automatic monthly donations on my My Purchases page. Also show me the credit card I use for these and allow me to change that card or to enroll in or cancel either of these automatic "payments." Note: We're combining the My Purchases and My Recurring Payments "pages."

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  4. Show leader permission required even if registration isn't open GH1498

    Show if leader permission is required on the activity page before registration opens. Currently if registration is not open yet, the activity page says when registration will open but does not mention if leader permission is required or not. It's frustrating to wait until the day registration opens and then discover that you need to have emailed the leader first.

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    Leader permission now shows before registration is open so you can be prepared to email the leader.

  5. Finding Volunteers SD404/391

    Now that we are collecting volunteer skills and interests on My Profile, we need a way to find those whose interests and skills match available volunteer opportunities.

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  6. Replace Book References and Retire Old Editions SD373

    As a site administrator, I need to be able to replace references to an old edition of a book with a new edition in content items like Activities, Activity Templates, Courses, Course Templates, and Routes & Places.

    Allows customers who purchased an earlier edition to see info about that while ensuring that from now on, everyone purcahses the new edition of the book, because it is showh in the shop and on all details pages with "recommended reading."

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  7. Add Recommended Reading to Blog Posts SD388

    As a blogger I'd like to be able to add "Recommended Reading" (aka books from the shop) to my blog post so that my readers can easily purchase those books. Great for how-tos, author blogs and book release posts.

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  8. Change Color for links that those with higher permissions can see

    Can the colors on "hidden" menu options be changed? The red text on blue background is almost impossible to read.

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  9. SELL "MERCHANDISE" ONLINE SD139/323/342

    Update content type,layout product page similar to the book view, but specific to logo'd merchandise, and set up faceted search

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  11. FREE INSTRUCTOR DESK COPIES GH1247

    When a volunteer instructor sets up a course, offer them a free text PDF of any Mountaineers Books (MB) title. Also offer them the option of specifying a non-MB text for their course that MB will purchase and fulfill. The instructor would communicate the later text via an email (linked).

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  12. NEW TEXTBOOK FIELDS IN COURSE FORMS SD342

    Link instructor-selected required textbooks to courses and have them automatically appear as a separate items in a course registrant's shopping cart. Student has option to remove from cart. Also make adjustments in course "view" to identify both "required" and "recommended" texts.

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  13. Lodge Reservations SD26/44/418

    Develop capability to setup lodge weekends, For member and guests to register online, And admins to manage group reservations

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  14. Add Staff UI for Procesing Refunds SD289

    Now that we have a My Purchases on the website, we need to be able to properly record refund transactions in all of our systems. This will also reduce the time needed and improve the accuracy of by our Members Service Team to process refunds.

    * Staff need the ability to issue refund (full and partial) when canceling a person from an activity or course.
    * Staff eed to be able to cancel a person'smembership and refind a specified amoutn of annual dues that have been paid.
    * Staff need to be able to cancel and refund full and partial…

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  15. Add age parameters for youth only activities GH 1253

    To prevent adults from registering themselves or the incorrect family member allow course leaders to indicate age parameters as pre-requisites for courses, course related activities and activities.

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    There is now a minimum and maximum age field on courses and activities to avoid having parents sign up for youth specific activities.

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  17. 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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  18. Have RSVP system for event listings on Calendar SD346

    Make it possible to have members and non members RSVP to events like lecture series and Gear Grab. You should be able to register more than just one and put in your guest's names.

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    Wahoo you can now rsvp for an intown event like a gear grab or lecture series

  19. Allow fees for course related activities SD314

    Add functionality to allow course activities to charge a fee in addition to the course. Originally suggested by Youth Programming and Conditioning Hiking Series

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    You can now add fees to optional course related activities. Example where you might use this is an optional camping permit fee

  20. Improve making suggestions for edits or updates to routes/places GH1495

    Make it easier to suggest edits to a route/place.

    Could move the suggest links up near the book activity widgit.

    Online form connected to the links. comments welcome!

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