The "TableTools" plug-in that we're using is now retired and it used Flash which is not available on all devices. We'll replace it with a newer "Buttons" plug-in that uses HTML5.2 votes
We upgraded to the new download plug-in and still have the same three functions: copy, csv and print.
The Mountaineers should change the way they handle automatic membership renewal. Currently on the website people are opted into automatic renewal by default when they pay their dues. The checkbox is small and easy to miss, leading to a fair amount of people getting opted into automatic renewal unknowingly. There are concerns that this borders on a privacy violation and may violate some privacy regulations.2 votes
The checkbox for choosing Autorenewal on the checkout page is now much bigger and more obvious to avoid accidentally choosing Autorenewal.
This will be super helpful for mobile users trying to manage their rosters. Right now after adding some to the roster it is very hard to scroll down and Save them. This should be done for the Add Person to Courses, Activities and Event registration windows.2 votes
We added a “Save” button at the top of every “Add person to roster” and “Edit” popup so that it is quicker and easier to save a record when on the top few field must be completed for the add or edit being done.
There needs to be a better way to handle closed activity sign-ups such as SIG-only outings. When hunting for activities, it is frustrating how many of the outings are actually closed events for a set group of people and not open to the public. Surely there's a way to remove these closed events from the publicly searchable activities board.2 votes
Schedule quarterly meetings of all hiking committee leaders to coordinate the scheduling of hikes to match demonstrated demand. .
We need to avoid both too few and too many hikes of the same type, to avoid both long waiting lists and the need to cancel for lack of signup.2 votes
Add a short piece of text indicating that instructors can register at any time for field trips on the field trip listing or near register portal2 votes
Text now shows on the course listing and in the “Find Instructor Opportunities” faceted search showing when reg opens to public and that instructor registration is open now.
Add a warning message for leaders that have a conflict with an activity they are adding at the point of choosing the route/place and date(s).2 votes
Bring back the ability to post informal weekly activities like the Volleyball, Greenlake Walk and Evening Outdoor In-line Skate acitvities we used to be able to post on the old web site.2 votes
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
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
Right now the download roster brings everyone on the list, it would be cool to be able to select a portion of the roster and download this portion for management for all rosters (committee, course and activity). - Suggestion from Focus Groups2 votes
You can now pick whatever part of the roster you want to download!
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.2 votes
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.
Can we create an auto-save for some of the online forms so users can save their work on route-place and activity creation forms and come back to it later if they haven't filled all the required fields?2 votes
All required fields expect for the title and summary have default values so leaders only have to fill in a couple fields before saving.
Pro ti! If you save your route/place and you navigate away from the page you can find what you created by searching using the magnify glass search field in the top right hand corner
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.2 votes
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.
Many of our leaders want to wait for snow reports or weather forecasts a week or so before an activity before they post the activity, but the current process for centralized review and posting creates a time lag that makes this virtually impossible. Can you train and empower a small group of route-place administrators out in the branches to increase the ability to process these submissions more quickly? Considering the wide range in quality of the 'reviewed' routes-places showing up now, I think that you could set up a group of trained and accountable volunteers who would do at least as well and take their responsibility just as seriously as the staff does. Also, can you offer an option for a leader to put up an activity to an unreviewed route-place with the idea that the route-place wouldn't go into the official database until it had been reviewed?
Many of our leaders want to wait for snow reports or weather forecasts a week or so before an activity before they post the activity, but the current process for centralized review and posting creates a time lag that makes this virtually impossible. Can you train and empower a small group of route-place administrators out in the branches to increase the ability to process these submissions more quickly? Considering the wide range in quality of the 'reviewed' routes-places showing up now, I think that you could set up a group of trained and accountable volunteers who would do at least…2 votes
We have caught up on our summer backlog and are now turning routes and places requests around in under 48 hours. Leaders are also doing a better job of submitting content-rich routes and places. We’ve made improvements to the process, and more are on the way.
Make Phone number required on the Join page. This is key for leaders to be able to get in touch with their participants.2 votes
When I open a list of documents, it seems to be in some random order and difficult to find certain documents when the list gets long. At a minimum, default document lists to alpha order. Possibly, sort folders to the top, but keep those in alpha order, too. A way to sort by date would also be nice. .2 votes
The columns sort by default to the order items were added with the most recently added at the bottom. Clicking on a column header will forward sort by that column’s data, and clicking a second time on the same column header will reverse the sort.
Have a place on our site about our honorary members.2 votes
And have communication between trip participants be easier.
More specifically we would like to see whether person
A) wants to carpool
B) ride or drive
C) where they are coming from
D) Be able to contact them or potentially the whole group of people who wants to carpool in one swift email.2 votes
This was completed and launched on 12/8. If you have further suggestions about this tool please continue to list on the feedback site.
Can we have a leader resource stab which could outline:
Master list of climbs
Field Trip Lottery dates
Shared resources like manuals, application drafts, graduation drafts, etc.
Many more things I'm sure I haven't thought of...1 vote
We already have a “Leader Resources” page with much of the information in this suggestion. Choose “Leader Resources” from the “Volunteer” menu in our website’s header. The URL is https://www.mountaineers.org/volunteer/leader-resources.
If there are resources that aren’t on that page, please send an email to email@example.com and suggest an addition to that page.
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.1 vote
Completed Feb 2020.
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