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Discussions about the Calendar Tool at lds.org. Questions about the calendar on the classic site should be posted in the LUWS forum.
jirp
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requests

Postby jirp » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:13 pm

Our ward is just starting to implement the calendar function and is the first in the stake to do it.

I have run into a few things that would be nice to have in the calendar functions.

First is it would be nice to have a building level calendar that went to the wards using the building with access by calling to those wards. One was wanted for scheduling the family history center. Went around that one by creating a stake level calendar. The problem with that is callings have to be entered by name and will have to be updated manually when people change. It would also be nice to have for things that are done together like broadcasts, combined ward activities, combined youth activities. Yes it can be done manually in both wards or more wards where it matters. Or simply a way to share information across ward level calendars would do it too. If say the building schedulers had the ability to set the information to appear on both ward's ward calendars or RS calendars or YM/YW calendars.

2nd is it would be nice to have the ability to add local information to church wide events. As it is another event in each ward has to be created for each broadcast that will be at the church cluttering up the calendar mildly.(yes I know you just have to hide calendars) If instead we could just add a location that the broadcast would be available at the ward or stake levels this would eliminate the redundancy. It would save data entry and clutter although maybe not enough to be worth adding. If the location icon popped up beside the broadcast information to say there was local information and then you could get the rest of the information straight from the first entry instead of creating a new event for it.

3rd would be missionary access to the calendar.(saw that one mentioned else where here)

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Re: requests

Postby jirp » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:36 pm

Adding a quick PS here. Since equipment is handled the same as rooms under locations it would be nice if we could get the program to send an email to the librarian or scout master or who ever else is over that equipment that it has been scheduled. I am guessing eventually equipment will be handled separately from rooms just so this can be implemented.

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Re: requests

Postby russellhltn » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:31 pm

jirp wrote:First is it would be nice to have a building level calendar that went to the wards using the building with access by calling to those wards. One was wanted for scheduling the family history center.


The proper way for dealing with the FHC as a location would be to create either a custom room in the building, or a separate building. Then any of the wards can schedule that location just like any other room. That can be done by the stake calendar admin.

Anyone needing to see what is scheduled for a building need only drop to week-view and activate that location.
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