Auto-populate lesson schedules

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rgisraelsen
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Auto-populate lesson schedules

Postby rgisraelsen » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:22 pm

When creating a new class, there should be a way to auto-populate all the lesson schedules. For example, if I create a new Gospel Doctrine class, I should be able to select which week lesson 1 falls on, and then all the following weeks automatically fill in.

Along the same lines, if I insert a new event (Ward Conference, etc.), I should have the option to bump everything down a week. It should still let me just replace lessons as well.

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Postby gregwanderson » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:49 am

I second the motion. There are still unforseen things that can disrupt the schedule later this year, like a ward boundary change. What if the Brigham City temple dedication replaces all meetings on a Sunday this year? We still don't know when that will happen.

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Postby thebundok » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:06 am

I third heartily agree with this suggestion. As a brand new Sunday School president it was tough for me to figure out what manual my teachers should be teaching from, what lesson they "should" be on if a class was started in the middle of the year and so on.

I would like the schedule to be auto-populated with the Church's suggested lesson plan for each class which I (or my teachers) can adjust to fit our personal ward/branch schedule.

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Postby dmc5007 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:21 pm

I would suggest that a 'getting started' wizard maybe a good idea, where you get the choice to auto fill things like General Conference dates, options to add in Stake Conference and the ability to define which class occurs on certain weeks.

This is a great idea and a well implemented start though, thanks for your work.

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Postby rickminer » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:50 pm

I would also like to see that it can detect that if I change a class from lesson 10 to lesson 9 or vice versa that the rest of the year will follow along.

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Postby jdcr256 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:58 am

rgisraelsen wrote:When creating a new class, there should be a way to auto-populate all the lesson schedules. For example, if I create a new Gospel Doctrine class, I should be able to select which week lesson 1 falls on, and then all the following weeks automatically fill in.

Along the same lines, if I insert a new event (Ward Conference, etc.), I should have the option to bump everything down a week. It should still let me just replace lessons as well.


The auto-creation of the basic classes/lessons will be available when we next update the beta environment.

As far as automatically updating the other lessons when you change one, that is a bit more complicated and won't be a part of the 1.0 release. But we agree that it would be a great feature.

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Postby russellhltn » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:39 am

jdcr256 wrote:As far as automatically updating the other lessons when you change one, that is a bit more complicated and won't be a part of the 1.0 release. But we agree that it would be a great feature.


The problem is to determine when should work and when to leave things alone. A feature that changes everything based on touching a single lesson could be a source of great frustration.
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Postby rgisraelsen » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:54 pm

RussellHltn wrote:The problem is to determine when should work and when to leave things alone. A feature that changes everything based on touching a single lesson could be a source of great frustration.


That's true, if it did something like by default it could be problematic. But it should still be an option - so when I don't want anything else to change, I can change just that week. When I want to bump everything down a week, I can do that to.

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Postby AileneRHerrick » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:25 am

It would be nice to have an option of whether to auto-populate or not. It was a little frustrating to have everything automatically populated when the Scheduler was released (prior to me entering relevant events). Although this may not be a problem for future classes created.

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Postby dwsmith2 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:12 am

jdcr256 wrote:As far as automatically updating the other lessons when you change one, that is a bit more complicated and won't be a part of the 1.0 release. But we agree that it would be a great feature.


For example, the Sunday School Gospel Doctrine schedule has all of December blank because general conference and stake conference aren't accounted for. Although the proposed feature isn't available in 1.0, any idea when it will be available?


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