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Parking lot for ideas and unused blocks
Parking lot for ideas and unused blocks

Park your unused blocks in the Parking Lot tab

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Written by Kristina
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You’ll find the Parking Lot tab on the right-hand sidebar of the Session Planner.

The Parking Lot tab is a place where you can add any ideas as notes, and also put your unused blocks to keep them in a ‘parking lot’. The items listed here do not add to your agenda’s timing, nor will they show on a PDF or Word export of your session. It is simply an area where you can park your blocks which you may or may not wish to add to the agenda you’re creating.

Parking your unused blocks

If you think that a certain block should be removed from the agenda but you are not yet sure whether you want to delete it permanently, you can drag it to the parking lot area to park it. When you do so, your timing will be automatically updated as the blocks in the parking lot area do not count towards the overall time of your agenda.

The Parking Lot is a great way to store any backup activity for your session. For example, in case you need an extra icebreaker activity during your session, you may just pre-select and park an activity in the Parking Lot. If it turns out that you need it during the session, you can simply drag and drop it to the right place on your agenda.

Please keep in mind that the Parking Lot is separate for each day-session within a multi-day-session.

Moving blocks to and from your agenda

Click and hold on the dotted icon on the left side of a block to easily drag and drop it into your session. You’ll be able to drag and drop your blocks from the Parking lot to position them in the appropriate place between the different blocks in your session.

You can drag and drop an activity block from the notes section into your agenda. Activity blocks that have a duration in the agenda will add to your overall session timing and be visible on all your exports.

Copied blocks in the Parking lot

If you add any blocks from the public library or from your private library into the parking lot, or copy a note, block, or group of blocks from one session to another, then the copied blocks will initially appear in the Parking lot area.

Shared Parking lot for multi-day sessions

You can now access any of your day’s Parking lot items from any other day in your multi-day agenda.

Just open the Parking lot from the right side panel, and choose which day’s Parking lot you’d like to view. You can then drag and drop that parked content into your agenda.

If you are not sure which day’s Parking lot you added your content to then you can select ‘All days in the session’ from the dropdown menu, and see a full overview of your parked blocks.

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