jeffevannelson wrote:Major updates for this new version of the calendar are:
• Building schedulers may create events associated directly with their assigned building without otherwise needing to be an editor on any regular calendar.
I really hesitate to bring this up, but am I reading correctly that this provides a path forward for those stakes who have not been able to come to grips with the new paradigm of distributed scheduling? I'm not complaining. Just checking.
Depends on how you look at it. There's still no way for a building scheduler to place anything on calendars they don't have edit rights to. So there's no way for the event to sync to any external calendars. Nor can the members see what's on the calendar for just their ward - they'd have to show the building calendar.
What the building scheduler can do (without additional rights) is to place an "event" on the location. So at this point there is an "event" and there is "restriction", "blocked". To see restrictions, you have to put a check in the checkbox on the subscriptions page. But an "event" always appears as long as you have the location appear.
In my mind the calendar has 3 purposes:
- Planning calendar for leaders
- Building scheduling
- Advertise events to the members (including via syncing).
If they really want to skip the advantages of doing it all in one place and stick just to building scheduling, I guess they can. But I think it's their loss (as well as the member's loss) to do that.
As far as I know, there's still no way to add someone as a editor to the calendar of a ward they don't belong to except maybe to add them as a out-of-unit leader.