We are excited to announce a new My Schedule page: the home of your pending plans, confirmed plans, signup sheets, and more. Until now the Plans page on the web included a My Schedule section for everyone, and an All Plans section for people with higher permissions. Now those sections are split into two separate pages.
By moving My Schedule to its own page, there's room for some great new tools, including the ability to manage the schedules of your entire household, see a list of all your upcoming times, and have a way for anyone to send an email to their team leader.
The mobile app on Android and iOS already had these two pages split, but we've updated it to also include household schedules and blockouts. In addition to unifying the design and features across web and mobile, here's what's new!
The web now looks more like the mobile app, with each plan in its own card. If you have multiple requests per plan, many people accept or decline them all, so we've optimized for this with accept and decline buttons at the bottom of each card which apply to the entire plan.
If you want to accept one position and decline another, you can hover over each position to respond to it on its own.
On both web and mobile, if other members of your Household are being scheduled, you'll see a household filter at the top of the page. Click someone's picture to show their schedule with yours. If you're an adult, you can always manage the schedule of any children, but when you try to view the schedule of another adult, you'll be prompted to send them an email requesting permission.
Once other people are enabled in your filter, the icons on the rest of the page change to include the appropriate person's picture. This allows you to see which people have been requested for each plan, and which people are assigned to each time in the calendar list.
You can also respond for your household. When you use the accept all button or the buttons at the bottom of any plan card, you are responding to everything you see, including requests for other people.
If you don't personally have access to a Plan, you can still respond to it for someone in your household, but the Plan itself will be grayed out. You also will be able to see that signup sheets are available for others in your household, but you will not be able to sign up for them.
Times for Each Plan
If your child serves at church but you're the one responsible for getting them there, you probably need to know all the dates and times that are involved. You can now see those times by clicking the clock icon at the top right of any plan card on the web or the mobile app.
When you block out dates on any device, you can also add blockouts for everyone in your household. Now blocking out dates for your family vacation is easy!
Email Team Leaders
It's always been pretty easy for a team leader to email their members, but if a member had a question for a leader, the only option was to find an email from the past and reply to it. Now there's a great new option from the top of the Schedule page on the web that allows anyone to select any of their team leaders and send them a message.
Calendar & Time List
We improved the Calendar on the web by including a scrolling list view with all service times, rehearsal times, and other times you are assigned to. As you change months the list view scrolls to stay in sync, and as you scroll in the list view, the calendar is updated. You can jump to different months or years by simply clicking on the current month name or year, and you can jump back to today by clicking the circle between the previous and next month buttons.
The Plans Tab
The other half of this split is the Plans tab. The new page no longer includes My Schedule, but allows browsing Folders, Service Types, and Plans. We have opened up a beta version to administrators and when we release it to all Services users in a few weeks, we’ll be sure to share the details with a new blog post!