Adding classes to 2017

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Re: Adding classes to 2017

Postby lajackson » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:32 am

casper684 wrote:If I put in a newsletter by auxiliary there is place for "attachment" for I can't figure out how to get a blue link to actual lessons?

I do not believe you can actually put links in a Newsletter article. I think you have to attach a file that has the links in it. The members would have to access the attachment and then click on those links, admittedly not a very efficient process. And because of that, I wonder how long the Newsletter function is going to be available.

In the meantime, there is another lengthy discussion going on that provides some suggestions on other methods for distributing lesson schedules and class information.

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Re: Adding classes to 2017

Postby mevans » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:11 am

casper684 wrote:That is the link for the manuals. If I put in a newsletter by auxiliary there is place for
"attachment" for I can't figure out how to get a blue link to actual lessons?
Seems as if creating a lesson calendar too much work for each auxiliary.
Thoughts on how to accomplish putting lesson schedules WITH link at same
time?


Well, instead of the church creating all the hyperlinks once and we all get to use the work, we can all do that work ourselves many times over. :( By "blue link," I believe you mean hyperlink. There's a tool on the newsletter toolbar for creating hyperlinks. You can click on it and enter the URL along with the text.

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Re: Adding classes to 2017

Postby casper684 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:21 am

Thank you extremely helpful. I tried it and that did work. Our ward does not use
the newsletter feature. However, our Stake has a very useful Consolidated Regional
Reference Guide that they made up that is very useful for the Stake. I thought it
was something the Church made up. It was put in as a Stake Newsletter.
Ward Website Administrators remind members it's there :-)

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Re: Adding classes to 2017

Postby russellhltn » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:28 am

casper684 wrote:Thoughts on how to accomplish putting lesson schedules WITH link at same time?

I'd suggest making the schedule a PDF and attaching it to the newsletter article.
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Re: Adding classes to 2017

Postby marianomarini » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:22 pm

Well, instead of the church creating all the hyperlinks once and we all get to use the work, we can all do that work ourselves many times over. :( By "blue link," I believe you mean hyperlink. There's a tool on the newsletter toolbar for creating hyperlinks. You can click on it and enter the URL along with the text.

What you say is that the Church needs to hire someone that do the work for fews units that use it?
Maybe we can ask that that work can be done in a volunteer bases.

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Re: Adding classes to 2017

Postby casper684 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:19 pm

Thanks for the link :-)

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Re: Adding classes to 2017

Postby samavimaant » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:53 am

Since the lesson scheduler functionality is going away at the end of the year, I do not think we will be able to add any manuals to lessons group you might create now. WE will need to find out other solution for creating lesson schedules for the different classes.

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Re: Adding classes to 2017

Postby djaykendall » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:10 pm

The Church has stopped adding classes automatically to the lesson schedules. You can still add the classes. Add your events (ward conference, stake conference, general conference) first. Then manually add your classes. You will need to manually add your classes to the High Priests, Elders Quorum, Relief Society, Primary, and Sunday School classes. The youth Sunday School, Young Men, and Young Women are automatically added because their courses are all online. To add a lesson, I click the edit icon by the week I want to enter the class. I select "Topic (Custom)". From here, I open another window in my browser and go to the lesson I want there. I highlight the title of the lesson and copy it. I go back to the lesson schedules tab and paste the title in the "Lesson Topic" line. I go back to the LDS website where the lesson is and click on the link in the upper left search bar. I copy the link to the website. It will look something like this: "https://www.lds.org/manual/teachings-of-presidents-of-the-church-gordon-b-hinckley/chapter-10-nurturing-the-eternal-partnership-of-marriage?lang=eng". I paste it in the "Lesson URL" line. If I know who the teacher is, I put them in. I then click the save button.

I know this is a bit of a hassle, but I have our ward using it all the time. I am glad they left the program up so that we can still utilize it. They just won't propagate the reading materials in the classes anymore.

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Re: Adding classes to 2017

Postby mevans » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:01 am

*sigh* This week we have a lesson shown for the 4th Sunday. I set up the Teaching for our Times lessons back in November before they announced they were discontinuing the tool. djaykendall, I thought about using it the way you indicated. it sure would be nice. I just fear they'll take it down, so I don't want to go to the effort of putting things there. My completely uneducated guess is Lesson Schedules will go away after the end of February when the Newsletter is also discontinued.

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Re: Adding classes to 2017

Postby djaykendall » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:18 am

I guess we'll see what happens. I notice when I set up the lessonstairs this time there is a setting for 2018 also.


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