Sunday School Class List w/ Photos

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Sunday School Class List w/ Photos

Postby Christopherbender » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:21 pm

I just got called as the secretary in sunday school and we're making an effort to help teachers connect better with their class members. One thing the teachers have requested is their class list that includes photos so they can quickly memorize the names of the youth they teach. I'm able to generate a list with contact information but photos are not included. Is something like this possible? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Sunday School Class List w/ Photos

Postby russellhltn » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:33 pm

The only tool I'm aware of that supports photos is the Directory on lds.org (which feeds LDS Tools). However, you'll probably find that most youth don't have photos there. And photos shouldn't be added without the parent's permission as that can cause legal issues.

Furthermore, the lists in the Directory of lds.org may be "incomplete" (due to privacy settings). It may also be inaccurate as I seem to remember the directory only estimated the class status instead of actually checking. (The Directory is an old app that was written before that information was available.)
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Re: Sunday School Class List w/ Photos

Postby eblood66 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:08 pm

russellhltn wrote:The only tool I'm aware of that supports photos is the Directory on lds.org (which feeds LDS Tools).

Actually, LCR supports photos in a number of ways now. You can actually manage photos completely in LCR (upload, approve, delete, crop, etc.) and photos show up in the member profile in LCR.

However, I can't see any reports that include photos. However, I don't have access to custom reports so I can't say for certain whether you can include a photo in a custom report but I doubt it.

As russellhltn says, not all children will have photos but it still could be a useful thing to have. Having an option to view/print photos on the new move in report might also be nice. You can use the Feedback link on lds.org or in LCR to suggest such a feature.

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Re: Sunday School Class List w/ Photos

Postby davesudweeks » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:09 pm

I do have access to create custom reports. There is no check box to show the member's picture with data included on the report (that I could see).

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Re: Sunday School Class List w/ Photos

Postby russellhltn » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:20 pm

eblood66 wrote:
russellhltn wrote:The only tool I'm aware of that supports photos is the Directory on lds.org (which feeds LDS Tools).

Actually, LCR supports photos in a number of ways now. You can actually manage photos completely in LCR (upload, approve, delete, crop, etc.) and photos show up in the member profile in LCR.

Do the photos show up in the member-facing directory, or can they be set not to? I'd still be hesitant to upload photos without appropriate permission from the parents. More so if the photos might show up for the general membership.
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Re: Sunday School Class List w/ Photos

Postby eblood66 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:12 pm

russellhltn wrote:Do the photos show up in the member-facing directory, or can they be set not to? I'd still be hesitant to upload photos without appropriate permission from the parents. More so if the photos might show up for the general membership.

Yes, it's the same photo store and any photos uploaded in LCR show up in the Directory and vice versa. It's just an alternative interface to the same data. LCR has the same photo guidelines as in the Directory (which requires permission from all persons in the photo and parental permission for minors in the photo).

My main point was that LCR does have access to the photos so it might not be a huge effort to have reports which show photos. Of course, sometimes what appears like it should be doable is actually much harder than it appears.

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Re: Sunday School Class List w/ Photos

Postby Christopherbender » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:20 pm

Thanks for all the replies! Sorry, but what’s LCR?

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Re: Sunday School Class List w/ Photos

Postby rmrichesjr » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:52 pm

Christopherbender wrote:Thanks for all the replies! Sorry, but what’s LCR?


LCR is Leader and Clerk Resources, accessible to those with leadership or clerk callings.


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