Class Memembers not visable to sunday school teachers

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Re: Class Memembers not visable to sunday school teachers

Postby alandd » Mon May 01, 2017 8:47 pm

russellhltn wrote:I can't say why the teachers don't have access, but in similar situations the answer has been the division of duties. Perhaps attendance is the Sunday School Presidency's responsibility.


OK, I can see that. I also think each teacher would want to easily know name, address, email, etc. for each learner. Especially for teachers of youth who might want to visit learners at home and so on.

I express my opinion and puzzlement, not demands. We will make it work with the tools we have.

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Re: Class Memembers not visable to sunday school teachers

Postby russellhltn » Mon May 01, 2017 9:08 pm

alandd wrote:I also think each teacher would want to easily know name, address, email, etc. for each learner. Especially for teachers of youth who might want to visit learners at home and so on.


I agree. I'd think teachers would at least want to know the names in the class to try and form a connection. I'm thinking that making the suggestion with that angle is more likely to yield results.
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Re: Class Memembers not visable to sunday school teachers

Postby SoderborgJG » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:47 am

I'm sorry, but having access in the app to your class goes beyond just attendance. Sacred funds have been spent to create the app and enable the communication to members with it. Not giving teachers access to their class members in the app makes the effort of contacting class members with reminders and assignments in class much more laborious. This should be enabled in the spirit of "reduce and simplify". Let's reduce time needed to be good shepherds of our classes and simplify the process of interacting with the classes by enabling this.

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Re: Class Memembers not visable to sunday school teachers

Postby russellhltn » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:48 pm

SoderborgJG wrote:Not giving teachers access to their class members in the app makes the effort of contacting class members with reminders and assignments in class much more laborious.

The permissions are worked out by the Brethren, not the developers. I'm sure the permissions are worked out in conjunction with advice from the legal department in keeping with various privacy laws. I'm not seeing anything in the handbook that tasks teachers with the responsibility of contacting members.

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Re: Class Memembers not visable to sunday school teachers

Postby mcjorgen » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:05 pm

We are trying to get away from paper rolls. Teachers want to access their class member info electronically in the Tools app. Currently only Sunday school members can see all of the class members in each class. Teachers should be able to see the info for the class they are called to teach. As a workaround we are sending PDF files via email with the class list info. We just need the church to update the entitlements for a Sunday school teacher so they can view their class member info via the app.


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