Better links to committee pages
One thing that irks me is if I'm not logged into the website and try to find a committee page, it's impossible. You would think each committee would be listed under the branch, but that's not the case. If you click on the branch, you get their page/latest news, but no list of committees! If visitors to the site can't easily find the different committees, how can they really get an idea of what we each do?
We’ve added links to branch pages under the learn section where committee material can be highlighted and in the course overview section we link back to branches and committee pages. Ie if you go to photography courses in course overviews and click the Seattle link it links to Seattle photography committee page.
Dennis Miller commented
Not "impossible", but cause for many to give up for the frustration.
Let me add that just finding a useful Branch page is also too difficult. Getting to a committee page is beyond reason for someone not on a committee.
The Branch Landing page should never be more than page load away. How about adding "My Branch" to the member name dropdown along with "My Profile", "My Activities" and "My Courses".
Also, the main effect of the Branch landing page (Branch News) is to impede navigation--it should be eliminated or made to do something useful.. The news has little relevance to the Branch and could be co-mingled with news on home page or put in a news frame on the About Everett page.
I'd like for a click on "Everett Branch" to put me on the "About Everett" page where the content is maintainable by the Branch. Also, all committees should be listed on that page, no more than one page load away. The blue Navigation Sidebar was good for that...I'd like to have it back (even if it goes on the otherwise useless Branch News page.