I really want to like the new IA calendar, but everything related to Invitees and Attendees is making my work process really difficult.
- Invitees - When I go to select Invitees - it gives me all my patrols, but listed 3 times. In a perfect world, I need to be able to add to events JUST scouts, JUST leaders and JUST parents, like currently in Scoutbook (using the Feature Assistant). This current list of 9 sub units (when we only have 3 patrols and they are all listed 3 times) seems like a bug. I also would love a 1-step way to “add or remove all” from those groups from the invitees/attendees list. Most of our events, we just invite scouts and leaders, so I need an easy way to remove parents (currently needing to do that 1 at a time is way too time consuming).
- Attendees. I believe I’ve seen this feedback before, but haven’t seen a resolution, but I also need an easy way to take attendance. Ideally, this would begin with the list of those RSVP’d yes. When I go to take attendance today, I need to remove anyone who didn’t actually participate, even if they were RSVP’d no. In a list of 60+ people, that is too time consuming. I would prefer to begin with a list of those that are RSVP’d YES vs starting with all invited and removing everyone that was a no.
- Attendees/Camping nights - Currently in Scoutbook, when I record camping nights, I can put in an amount on the Group Tab (say - 3 days, 2 nights), and it transfers over to the Individuals tab when I click that. This allows me to change the data for 1 scout while keeping the data for the rest that attend (in the case where a scout only camped 1 of the 2 nights). In the IA calendar, when I populate the Groups Tab with data, and click the individuals tab, the data resets to 0 and I’d need to enter data for every person individually. I think it works if I save it and exit and go back in, but need to be able to do it on the same Edit.
- Sorting - it would also help me greatly if the names of people had the ability to be sorted - either by patrol or, ideally by name (Prefer last, but either first or last name would be helpful - today names are randomly sorted and can’t change it, causing me to have to search harder for names through a big random list). I’m good if you choose a sorting method and stick with it, but the random list is complicated.
Thank you all for working so hard to address our issues. Please let me know if there is a work process that I’m not aware of for my challenges.