Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers in MLS

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Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers in MLS

Postby smwatkins » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:48 am

According to the Release Notes of the new update of MLS 3.8.2 (https://www.lds.org/help/support/mls-release-notes-update-instructions?lang=eng), MLS now "Resolved an issue where old home and visiting teaching data was showing on some report".

We have a custom report that pulls up the Part Member families in our unit, and then list their Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers. But now that our unit has upgrated to MLS 3.8.2, we can't even run that report anymore and can't even access Home Teachers or Visiting Teachers at all.
I know LCR is used to input Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers now, but LCR doesn't appear to have any way to add it to other reports, like Part Member Families, but rather just list all the home teachers and visiting teachers.

Is there any way to get the home teacher and visiting teacher data from LCR so we can still use our custom report in MLS?

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Re: Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers in MLS

Postby russellhltn » Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:10 am

No. None of the data from LCR syncs back to MLS. MLS only had the old, outdated information. I can only assume that was because the long-term plan is for MLS to go away - so no point in expending a lot of effort to bring information back to a program that's going out the door.

Since MLS doesn't have the information, it can't create that report.
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Re: Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers in MLS

Postby smwatkins » Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:30 am

So what are my options? Hope that LCR one day lets us make custom reports, or give up the idea of using Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers information in custom reports?

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Re: Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers in MLS

Postby russellhltn » Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:35 am

smwatkins wrote:So what are my options? Hope that LCR one day lets us make custom reports, or give up the idea of using Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers information in custom reports?

A mix of both.

I think you can still use MLS to list part-member families. You just won't be able to get HT/VT info in that report, but it is available elsewhere.

You might want to check what's available to you via LDS Tools. I know there's some features there for leaders. I'm not fully up to date on that.

You can also submit feedback via LCR about what you need. That may spur the creation of that report or bringing the custom reports feature to LCR.

At this time, I think that's the limit of the options available to you.
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Re: Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers in MLS

Postby cicibud » Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:42 pm

How do I print out a blank visiting teaching report and change the months?

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Re: Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers in MLS

Postby benjietaylor » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:24 pm

I am a high councilor in our stake assigned to missionary work. We have created a custom report that provides us the information requested on the New and Returning Member Progress Report. This information includes the Home and Visiting teachers assigned to the new converts of the stake. We review this report each month as part of our stake mission coordination meeting, as well as in high council meetings. We can no longer get the information to track the status of HT and VT assignments for new members. Based on this discussion it does not sound like there is anything that we can do to continue to review the proper information. There are no plans to link LCR with MLS?

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Re: Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers in MLS

Postby eblood66 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:03 pm

benjietaylor wrote:There are no plans to link LCR with MLS?

No, there are no plans for the HT/VT information in LCR to flow back to MLS. Eventually MLS will be eliminated entirely in favor of LCR. Nothing has been announced but it's possible that custom reporting may be added to LCR before that time. But until and unless that happens, there is no way of including HT/VT information in custom reports.

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Re: Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers in MLS

Postby les.w.powrie » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:05 pm

I am trying to view home teaching for the past 12 months but cannot find it. How do I do that? It is no longer in MLS where I could view 12 months, or in Custom Reports create a report of 12 months visits.

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Re: Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers in MLS

Postby lajackson » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:29 pm

les.w.powrie wrote:I am trying to view home teaching for the past 12 months but cannot find it.

Home teaching is no longer in MLS. It is in LCR. Under Organizations > Home and Visiting Teaching, you may view the record of visits for the last 12 months by using the household tab and selecting the household you wish to view.

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Re: Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers in MLS

Postby rbl000 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:19 pm

Is it possible to get a 12-month report for an entire Home Teaching District, showing all families to be visited by the Home Teachers in the district? Essentially a drill-down of the 'Statistics by Month' within the Elders Quorum, for example. Is this possible in any way? If not currently, how does one make a request or suggestion for that as an enhancement?


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