cawilson wrote:Do class or organization specific events exist?
I have run across a couple. Your example is another.
cawilson wrote:For example, if I know that the 8-11 year old classes will need to teach the priesthood preparation lesson in early February, can I put that event in to push the remaining classes up, and then place the priesthood preparation lesson on top of that event?
No, it will not work as you have described. An event created after a class is created will replace the lesson on the event date. Alternatively, if the recommended procedure
to have an event postpone lessons is followed additional steps will be required to remove the event from those classes that should not be affected. An event cannot be replaced by a lesson without either deleting the event or deselecting the class from the list of affected classes in the event edit page (this is the same as deleting the event for this class). Deleting an event for a class created using the recommended procedure to postpone lessons will only move lessons postponed back.
cawilson wrote:Will that event also move lessons for Gospel Doctrine or Relief Society?
Following the recommended procedure
will move lessons for all classes created after the event. I cannot fully test a method I think will work because it is so late in the year and a good number of classes have been customized and it would take an excessive amount of work to return them to their current state. But my explanation below may provide a solution for the 2013 year.
Your example creates a difficult situation that can be managed in one of two methods. Priesthood preparation is a lesson but does not come from the list of available manuals. It can therefore be added as a lesson or as an event.
The first method, adding it as a lesson, will require manual editing of the class. To postpone lessons will require editing every lesson following the inserted priesthood preparation lesson. This can can be tedious and time consuming if the inserted lesson is in February.
The second method is to use the recommended procedure
to have an event postpone scheduled lessons. Adding the priesthood preparation lesson as an event using the recommended procedure to postpone lessons will require additional steps to remove the event from other classes that should not be affected.
Here are the steps to get an event to affect only specific classes and have lessons postponed and not replaced. Note that no classes can exist before beginning. Also note that only an administrator can create or edit events.
- Create all known events.
- Create all classes.
- Edit each event that will not affect all classes. In this example it would be Priesthood Preparation.
- Deselect/Uncheck those classes the event should not affect. In this example only the 8-11 year old class should be checked. Note that all classes will be checked when the event is created before any classes are created.
- Save the event.
Adding a class back in (rechecking the class in the event edit screen) after following the procedures above will cause the event to replace the lesson on the event date.
Hopefully there will be a release before 2013 that will provide the flexibility to create events or add lessons at any point throughout the year with the option of either replacing lessons or postponing lessons.