Community Feedback Forum

These message boards are a place for you to let us know about things that you would like to see as the website grows, and a place where you can contact us if you find something on the site that is broken or that does not work as you would expect.

This area of the site is not intended to replace a call to your normal Help Desk representative; it is to give you a place to leave a comment and to see comments from others (to get a sense of what areas of trouble others are having or features that other users are requesting).

Back

Making a Workshop Active FRUSTRATING

Toggle
Making a Workshop Active FRUSTRATING
Answer
5/16/14 1:39 PM
There have been great improvements in the workshop creation tool but one frustrating 'feature' that seems to be causing a lot of people problems is that we have to complete step one and step two then go BACK to step one in order to make a workshop active. Otherwise our workshops are forever pending. If making the workshop active has to happen after assigning trainers then that IS step 3 not a timewarp to step 1.

STEP 1 - Submit workshop Details
STEP 2 - Add Trainers
STEP 3 - Make Workshop Active
STEP 4 - Create/View Roster

Not a STEP: Access to workshop resources.
+1 (1 Vote)

RE: Making a Workshop Active FRUSTRATING
Answer
5/16/14 3:36 PM as a reply to Marcy Seavey.
Arrg!

Agree 100% Marcy - after doing some training recently and setting up workshops, had the same experience...and pain We're looking to re-do the workflow with a couple of ideas -

1) where it says "pending" in red on the worksheet admin page - make that a drop down so you can change status right there.
2) Need GLOBE policy change, but allow you to make the workshop active without assigning all trainers

The developer who would do this is about 1-2 weeks away from wrapping up some notifications work, and as soon as he's done, we'll switch him back over to this. Any preferences or ideas relative to the items above?

thanks - keep the ideas coming!
+1 (1 Vote)

RE: Making a Workshop Active FRUSTRATING
Answer
5/16/14 8:01 PM as a reply to Marcy Seavey.
Thanks Marcy and David. This tool will improve with feedback like this. As David mentioned there are a number of improvements coming, and your feedback will assist everyone on things that can make your workflow easier.
+2 (2 Votes)

RE: Making a Workshop Active - changes nearing completion
Answer
6/16/14 3:18 PM as a reply to Jonathan Lang.
Following up again- the changes are in test right now. One is the ability to make a workshop active without requiring you to "go back" into the edit form. The other is removing the requirement to assign all trainers before you can make the workshop go live. With these changes, you should be able to make a workshop go-live more easily and with less hassle. We expect to have this out in less than 2 weeks.
+2 (2 Votes)

RE: Making a Workshop Active - changes nearing completion
Answer
7/24/14 4:57 PM as a reply to David Overoye.
Changes are in place in production. You can now make a workshop live right after you created it, and through a link at the top of the page.

We've removed the requirement that you have all trainers in place across all protocols, so you can also "go-live" immediately and fill in details later.

There is also a "friendly URL" (workshop registration URL) listed in the admin area which you can put on flyers or emails that will allow teachers to go to the link directly and easily.

Should make it quicker and easier to get a workshop live and get your teachers to sign up.





+1 (1 Vote)

The information on GLOBE.gov includes postings and content provided by GLOBE members. This website provides and hosts this information solely for our users' information and convenience. With the thousands of documents and postings occurring, the GLOBE Program cannot guarantee there won't be errors or inappropriate comments. The Program makes no claim, promise or guarantee about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the content on this website and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website. Refer to the usage Terms and Conditions and remember Your Responsibilities before posting any information to all GLOBE forums. GLOBE encourages users to report inappropriate information or posting.