July 18, 2014

1. Edit the date of a single shift

If you select a shift that is not part of a series, or select a single shift from a series, you will have the option to edit the date of that shift. You can push it out into the future, but you cannot move it into the past.

We updated the notification emails that get sent when a change is made to be more informative and helpful. The email now shows both the old shift details and the new shift details, and we highlight the information that changed.

Another new feature of these emails is the option to click "View" to link you directly to the shift in Scheduler.


2. Extend a series

You also have the option to extend a series of repeating shifts by pushing out the date the series is scheduled to end.

From the Which shifts? form, you'll choose whether you want to edit a single date or if you want to edit a series. It's simple to retain the repeating logic of your series since that's the default, but if you do want to keep the repeating pattern, be sure to keep at least one "set" (in this case, Mon/Wed/Fri dates) selected.


 
On the next page, you'll be able to click the Extend button to push out the last date of the series.

3. Create default signup window settings for each shift type

We added a new option to the Scheduler settings page that allows you to set default signup windows for each type of shift (field/clinical/lab). This is just a default setting designed to save you time when you're adding shifts, but just like the drop/cover/swap settings, you can still change this on an individual shift basis. 


 
We wanted to give you the flexibility to program your settings for different shift types so you could, for example, set defaults that require students to sign up for clinical shifts a month in advance but let students sign up for lab shifts right up until the day before the lab starts. 

You can update this information in the Scheduler Settings page.