Help Center CommunicationFeatures to depreciate August 2020

Features to depreciate August 2020

Communication is no easy task, so it’s important that the tools you use to manage and communicate with your members are effective and up-to-date. This is why Unison is always growing and changing — to support the ever-changing needs of group organizers. As the next Unison release approaches, we’ll retire the following features so Unison remains the streamlined organization and communication tool you need.

Projections

Projections came in 5 types (calendar, map, documents, photos, and action items) and allow you to see all of that particular type of item within the group on one page. 

When this feature is retired, you will still be able to add photos, documents, and action items to announcements and search for these items by file name using the search bar, or by looking through sent announcements. 

A new calendar will now be it's own tab next to the feed, where you can add or view events, but existing events will not appear on the new calendar. 

Some action items

An action item is a task that members are expected to complete. Action items are attached to announcements. To make way for new features, some of the previous action items will be retired:

Complete a task

Complete a task allowed you to ask members to indicate when they had done the item listed. 

When this feature is retired, members will still be able to complete and you will still be able to view responses to tasks in the past, but you will not be able to create a new "complete a task" action item in future announcements.

Upload a document

Uploading a document allows you to ask for each member to give you an electronic document - such as a filled out form or image - and stores them all in one place within the action item responses. 

When this feature is retired, members will still be able to complete and you will still be able to access uploaded documents in the past, but you will not be able to create a new "upload a document" action item  in future announcements. 

Due dates and expiration dates

Action items with due dates prompted members (and reminded via email) to complete the action item by the specific date. Action items may also have had an expiration date, after which they may no  longer be completed. 

When this feature is retired, action items with a due date will no longer send a reminder to the member to complete the item. Items that have already expired will continue to be closed to members.  

Comment images

Comment images allows members to reply to an announcement or post directly to the board with text and/or an image. 

When this feature is retired, members will no longer be able to upload images, and all previous comment images will be removed from the board. Admins and leaders may still attach images when composing an announcement