Directly edit on Week View
We'd like to be able to click and directly edit in the class lesson box, on the page where you are able to see the whole week at at time.
I would like to edit lessons both in day and week view. Sometimes I like to input by day and other times I want to work by subject across. I would like it to be intuitive like a paper planner at the generic information level. I understand to format or add attachments etc. you would need to be in the actual lesson but just for general placeholders, it would be nice not to have to click in and out.
It is very difficult to enter plans when you can only see one tiny portion of the lesson plans at a time to add them. It would be much easier to enter information from the weekly view so I can see what we are doing the day before. It would also be nice to see the actual lessons when adding the standards and objectives so you don't have to flip back and forth to remember what you are doing in a day.
Defnitely not user friendly as is
Molly Schaeffer commented
It would be nice to be able to type in the columns without opening a new window. There are often times that I would like to type without having to do so in a different window, as the window covers up the columns once opened. I don't want to copy and paste, as I am not typing the same information, but wanting to see what was typed in the day before or in the following days. This almost made me not renew, but there are other features that changed my mind. If this is not a feature in the future, I may not renew next time. It is almost easier to type my plans in a google doc table, as that allows me to see the whole week while typing.
Justin Bowe commented
I would love to use Planbook, but I'm unable to because this feature is missing. Until it's added, I will just have to create my own lesson plan and upload the attachment to Planbook so my admin can have a copy of my plan. I long for this to be added so I can get some use out of this otherwise great application!
Jeff Thornton commented
Is it possible to have a quick add feature where I can type right inside the lesson planner boxes without having to open each lesson and make edits.
Kristofer Cohen commented
It is a bit time consuming and difficult for online unit planning to have to pull up a window each time I want to enter text in my lesson plan. If you could allow for quick text input, then I would be able to easily write in my lesson plans online.
Trisha Brummer commented
PLEASE DO THIS! I just switched from a digital version I had created myself on Word to this. My students LOVE Planbook because they can see due dates and homework and so forth. BUT it is killing me the way this is typed in. I need to SEE the week and be able to navigate and type directly onto the plans. I am considering not using Planbook because of this issue. I cannot tell you the number of times that I have had the box open and typed things and then when I see it in the book, I notice inconsistencies and then I have to go in and open the box and try to fix it, It would be great if you could select the items you want visible for the week (for me that is only homework and notes), and then click some sort of edit button and it would allow you to TYPE DIRECTLY INTO THE SECTIONS. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
I may leave the platform because this is slowing me down. The only reason I have not yet is because the kids love it so much. But it is taking too much of my time.
I second Crystals comment about being able to select what's visible, however, I would at a minimum like to change the lesson title and lesson plan without having to click, edit and then save. Often times it takes the wifi and possibly Planbook longer to open the dialogue box, navigate to where I need to edit, navigate to the save button, and then close the dialogue box then it is for me to simply type a new lesson title, or make a small change in the lesson content. I estimate that a quick edit feature would allow me to work at least 3x faster!
Crystal Ryan commented
I'd like to share a dissenting opinion. I would NOT like it, if it did this. If it were like this, it would mean I couldn't customize which sections showed each day. If you click to edit you can see all of your available tabs, but say I don't type anything into the "homework" tab, now it doesn't show up in my regular planning screen, which I like. If you just edit right on the screen then it would have to be there as some sort of placeholder. I like the cleaner look of all the multiple editing options being in the editing screen instead of the default viewing screen. This feature would either clog up default viewing screen as the editing options would now have to be visible all the time, or some options would have to be taken away in order to keep a clean appearance. That's not a good trade-off. I like the hidden editing options.
Beth Humeston commented
Be able to edit plan directly from templates without clicking on edit button.
Margaret Volak commented
When I plan math, I want to add all 5 lessons at one time, how do I edit all math plans, in one screen, at one time? Right now, I edit Mon,, then Tues, Wed.... How to make this seamless?
Lisa Wescoat commented
Allow a way for us to type directly into the plans boxes without having to open a separate text box.
Kevin Rooker commented
Be able to edit and do lessons from the plan view. Need to see the days of the week all laid out while editing rather than in isolation as it is now.
CROWL, REBECCA L commented
I would like to view an entire week and plug in changes without clicking on the box, hitting edit, pulling up box, make changes, save and then go back to the rest of the week. This could work the same way you make changes to a cell within a spread sheet so you do not have to leave the view of the entire document to make changes to one cell.
I want to be able to copy and paste from one lesson to another in the weekly view, as though I were on a spreadsheet, without having to open up each day separately. Sometimes I really want to re-arrange bits and pieces of my lessons and it's quite a headache to do that when I have to keep toggling between the days individually. I often plan way too much for each day when doing weekly plans and need to re-arrange things frequently. As much as I love planbook, I'm considering a switch to a spreadsheet or table format just to make this easier.
It would be great to be able to edit the information just by clicking the date and the information just expand or something. It would be a great time saver to just be able to edit the info right from the list view without having to open up each day to change something. This would be especially helpful when pacing out the whole year.
Margaret Batten commented
It would be helpful to have some sort of option where you can just click on a lesson box and start typing as opposed to needing to open the entire lesson in a different window.
I'd like to be able to type in the week view. RIght now when I click on the class it opens another window and I lose sight of the other classes. I'd like the option of typing in the week view without opening that other window. It would be nice if I could click on the empty white space and just start typing without opening the other window. For more advanced typing options, maybe there could be a button on the heading of each class that you click to open that other text window and if you want quick editing you just click on the white space.
Now when you click on a cell you get a new box that you have to work within and then hit apply. It would be much simpler to just work withing the cells. It could be like a word document where you could highlight and move text, cut and paste it, and copy and paste it. That would make it much faster.