Re cancelled classes remaining listed
I think it would be useful if there were a way to have it set so that it acts two ways:
if a class were cancelled before anyone was enrolled, that it disappear so it doesn’t clutter the list. I know when I’ve created a class, found a critical uneditable mistake soon after creation, I’ve deleted and resubmitted. It’d be good that empty classes just disappear
if a class has anyone enrolled, then cancelled, that it remain but show cancelled (much like the beloved “FULL” shows). This way if a class is cancelled near the class date due to instructor illness or life happenings, and the attempts to inform students didn’t reach them all (ie email got junk filtered and remained unseen), if they were to go to the calendar, the class isn’t completely missing. The instructor could even edit the description to add a notes at the top, like “class cancelled due to illness, but I’ve submitted another two weeks from now” etc
This scenario (ghosted listing because class cancelled due to illness) is relevant today, in fact.
If I had signed up for the class linked at the bottom, this would have likely been the annoying sequence for me:
- assuming email notifications even worked (I don’t think they are right now), I wouldn’t have seen it because my junk filter is set to ruthless and I have to go fishing for things I expect. And I likely wouldn’t have checked email between work and class because I’d be worrying about grabbing dinner and getting there on time, not checking email
- I would get off work to head to DMS. Get there. Now what classroom was it? Hm, that’s weird. Not listed. I am positive I had class tonight. Positive. Check personal calendar. Yup. But not on event calendar.
- ask around, MAYBE run into someone that knows. MAYBE someone put up a sign. MAYBE remember to check Talk (assuming I’m in the percentage of members that uses it). MAYBE run across that post about it.
- well, crap. That was a wasted trip. And yeah, plenty of other things to do, but that wasn’t how I planned my evening, and my actual ongoing project is at home because I thought I’d be in class
It’d be MUCH nicer and less annoying to simply have the class show cancelled this close to the date and I’d be in the habit of confirming it’s still a go before I drove to dms