Record past home teaching visits

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Record past home teaching visits

Postby tomdavidson » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:11 am

Hello, I have home teaching visit data from July, but MLS appears to only allow entry back to August. Is there a way to up date the records back four months?

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Re: Record past home teaching visits

Postby jdlessley » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:34 am

No. MLS only allows the current month plus the two previous to be edited.
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Re: Record past home teaching visits

Postby tomdavidson » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:52 am

Thanks for the quick reply. I am concerned in regards to D&C 128:8, "...whatsoever you record on earth shall be recorded in heaven, and whatsoever you do not record on earth shall not be recorded in heaven; for out of the books shall your dead be judged, according to their own works..."

There really is no way for the July home teaching to be recorded?

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Re: Record past home teaching visits

Postby Biggles » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:06 am

jdlessley wrote:No. MLS only allows the current month plus the two previous to be edited.

Not true. From memory, I think you need to go the statistics page and then click the blue vertical % signs for the relevant home or companionship. This will allow you to enter any missed entries. I must admit I stumbled on it by accident, when looking for something else!

Sorry if I'm a bit vague on the exact location, as I'm not in front of an MLS installed computer at the moment. I always have to hunt around to find the correct page, as fortunately the need doesn't arise too often.

I'm at our Meeting House tomorrow and will check then, but I'm sure someone in the forum will find it before then!

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Re: Record past home teaching visits

Postby eblood66 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:16 am

Biggles wrote:
jdlessley wrote:No. MLS only allows the current month plus the two previous to be edited.

Not true. From memory, I think you need to go the statistics page and then click the blue vertical % signs for the relevant home or companionship. This will allow you to enter any missed entries. I must admit I stumbled on it by accident, when looking for something else!

Sorry if I'm a bit vague on the exact location, as I'm not in front of an MLS installed computer at the moment. I always have to hunt around to find the correct page, as fortunately the need doesn't arise too often.

I'm at our Meeting House tomorrow and will check then, but I'm sure someone in the forum will find it before then!

I've got the test install but I don't have companionships setup older than 3 months so I can't verify this but I think you just go to the Enter HT or VT screen. Normally there are 3 checkboxes for each family for the last 3 months. There is also a percent value (in blue) to the left of those checkboxes. If you click on that percent value I believe it will give you a set of checkboxes for the last 12 months and you can update the older months there.

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Re: Record past home teaching visits

Postby russellhltn » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:21 am

I seem to remember that MLS will not allow HT/VT visit on the month that the family moved in.

Also note that as families move out, your historical stats will change as their history of being visited disappears from HT/VT.
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Re: Record past home teaching visits

Postby Biggles » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:35 am

eblood66 wrote:I've got the test install but I don't have companionships setup older than 3 months so I can't verify this but I think you just go to the Enter HT or VT screen. Normally there are 3 checkboxes for each family for the last 3 months. There is also a percent value (in blue) to the left of those checkboxes. If you click on that percent value I believe it will give you a set of checkboxes for the last 12 months and you can update the older months there.


That's it, just couldn't remember the exact screen to do it from!

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Re: Record past home teaching visits

Postby tomdavidson » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:23 pm

Yes, I am able to do it via the stats view just as described. Thank you.

About about recording past home teaching in which assignments and championships have changed?

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Re: Record past home teaching visits

Postby russellhltn » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:37 pm

tomdavidson wrote:About about recording past home teaching in which assignments and championships have changed?


We're not "grading" the companionship's success rate, we're simply recording who has been visited and who hasn't in a effort to spot trends and see where more effort needs to be made. We're focusing on who needs help, not the helpers.
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Re: Record past home teaching visits

Postby tomdavidson » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:36 pm

Right, so it would be appropriate to record a particular household as having been visited even if the particular visit was from the previously assigned home teachers? Its has the household been visited that matters rather than who did their home teaching?


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