We’ve made some changes to our session planner to make it easier for you to manage the blocks in your agenda. When you create a new session or open an existing session, you will notice a couple of usability improvements that have changed the layout of some key buttons in the Session Planner.
The button to add a new block, group or breakout is now on the top left side of the blocks in your session:
When you click on it, a menu will open and you can choose which type of block you’d like to add to your session:
Similarly, in this menu you will find the options to add a note or import a library method.
Moving blocks within your session
Click on the dotted grip on the top left side of each block, and you’ll be able to drag and drop the block to another position in your agenda.
Block Details: Adding Instructions, Materials, Attachments
The button to add block details such as attachments, instructions and materials is now on the right side of the block that you are editing. Please note, attachments must now be added by accessing the block details area.
Click the arrow button and the block details section will open in the right side panel, allowing you to add your goals, materials, instructions, attachments and any background information you wish to include.
Another way to add block details is by clicking on the dotted button on the left side of the block and choosing the ‘Block details’ option. This menu replaces the dropdown menu which was previously on the top right of each session block.
This menu will also allow you to complete a number of actions regarding your block - you can add a comment, expand or collapse the block, or duplicate the content amongst other things.
The comment button is now located on the right side of the block that you are editing, above the lock Details button:
Once you click on the button you will see the comments field open on the right side panel where you can see all the previously added comments and be able to add new ones.
Expanding / collapsing blocks
The button to expand your block or group has a new look and can be found in-between the blocks in your agenda
You can also expand / collapse your blocks using the dotted menu on the upper left side of any block:
Hide the second main text column
If you'd like more flexibility on how you organise your content in the Session Planner, you can now toggle between a single column and a two-column layout, by hiding the second main text column (”Additional information”).
To do this, choose on the 'Show additional info' option when you click on the 'Session settings' button at the top of your agenda:
Your hidden content will now seamlessly move under the "Block Details" sidebar tab.
If you would like to bring back the Additional information column into your agenda, you can toggle back to show the additional information of the second column.
Will collaborators see the Additional Information column in the main agenda, if I choose to hide it?
This is a session-level setting that applies to every other collaborator of your session. For example, if you create a Visitor Link and you want people only to see the column with the Descriptions of your session blocks, you can hide the Additional Information column and they won’t see it.
Similarly, if one of your session collaborators (with editor rights) changes between single-column and two-column views, that will change the session’s view for everyone else, too.