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NW Scheduler (New World Scheduler) is a software program designed for Jehovah’s Witnesses. NW Scheduler can schedule and organise the Christian Life and Ministry meetingPublic Talks, Secretary Records, Field Service schedules, Public Witnessing Carts, Territories, Duties and Kingdom Hall Cleaning, Literature Requests, LDC Maintenance, and even more!

NW Scheduler 6.5

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New World Scheduler is available in 90+ languages
It is used by thousands of congregations in 174 countries

JW Scheduler has recently been renamed New World Scheduler (NW Scheduler). We hope this avoids any confusion between our software and official jw.org software. Everything else remains the same.

New World Scheduler 6.5

Release Date: 2022-09-23

Overview

We’ve included lots of minor updates to many parts of the program, which we hope makes NW Scheduler even quicker and easier to use. Please also check out the many new and updated Templates and Reports, as well as the many improvements to the NW Publisher app. 

Warm Christian Love, New World Scheduler Team

Important Information

  • JW Scheduler has been renamed New World Scheduler (NW Scheduler). We hope this avoids any confusion between our software and official jw.org software. Everything else remains the same.
  • Our new website addresses are NWScheduler.com and NWPublisher.com.
  • Please ensure all elders are familiar with the branch CONGREGATION RECORDS RETENTION Policy.

Release Notes

NEW NAME
  • JW Scheduler has been renamed New World Scheduler (NW Scheduler). We hope this avoids any confusion between our software and official jw.org software. Everything else remains the same.
  • Our new website addresses are NWScheduler.com and NWPublisher.com.
UPDATES

CONGREGATION RECORDS RETENTION Policy

  • NW Scheduler obediently follows all branch direction, including the CONGREGATION RECORDS RETENTION Policy. Please ensure all elders are familiar with this policy.
  • With regards to Publisher Records for an active publisher, the direction is clear: Only the current Service Year and previous Service Year data should be retained. The current Service Year starts on September 1, e.g. the 2023 Service Year starts on September 1, 2022. This means as of September 2022, only the 2023 Service Year (current) and 2022 Service Year (previous) publisher records should be kept. All other records must be destroyed or deleted.
  • In view of the above, NW Scheduler previously would remove all obsolete data on September 1. However, we have decided to delay the removal of obsolete data until January 1. This allows time for the previous Service Year to be finalised and processed. Going forward, all obsolete Publisher Record data will be removed on January 1.

USER INTERFACE

  • Added Navigation arrows to the top-right corner of the screen, that allow you to move Forward or Backwards through screens you have visited.

PUBLIC SPEAKERS and CONGREGATIONS

  • COBE and Public Talk Coordinators Name and Phone fields have been split into First Name, Last Name, Home Phone and Mobile Phone fields.
  • Added an Email button on the Public Speakers view, allowing you to quickly email any Public Talk Coordinator.
  • Non-Administrators can no longer accidentally “re-setup” Congregation Sharing.

PUBLIC SPEAKER SHARING

  • Can now join a maximum of 6 circuits.

TERRITORIES

  • Territories can now have Suffixes, e.g. 7-A, 7-B.
  • Territories can now be assigned to Field Service Groups.
  • Changing the Territory Assignment from one person to another will now correctly update the app.

PERSONS

  • Added “Language Group only” option, which allows them to be assigned only to Language Group CLM parts.

SCHEDULE – LIFE AND MINISTRY MEETING

  • Can now assign “JW Stream” to all CLM parts.

SCHEDULE – PUBLIC TALKS LOCAL

  • Public Talk Schedule can now be Imported and Exported to CSV format.
  • When selecting a Public Speaker and Outline, the view will show any Congregation Notes and Public Speaker Notes.
  • Watchtower Reader Assignment can now be customized or removed, as Sign Language congregations do not generally use this assignment.

SCHEDULE – PUBLIC TALKS AWAY

  • Public Speakers Away Periods will display differently (darker grey) compared to normal Unavailable Periods.

SCHEDULE – FIELD SERVICE

  • Can now assign up to 3 Territories per Field Service Meeting

SCHEDULE – PUBLIC WITNESSING

  • Can now create Public Witnessing Weekly Templates, similar to Field Service Templates, that allows you to quickly and easily assign the same publishers to the same Shifts.

EMAIL

  • When emailing Public Talk Coordinators, can now see which Congregation they are from.
  • Emailing Public Speaker Exchange Summary or Public Speaker Exchange History will now automatically enter the Public Talk Coordinator in the To field.
  • New Email Tag [PUBLIC_TALKS_NOT_CONFIRMED].

NEW REPORTS & TEMPLATES

  • User Access Summary report
  • Territory Notes which prints all Territory Notes or Do Not Calls
  • Chairman Outline with Notes
  • Life and Ministry Meeting Schedule – Simple
  • Field Service Schedule – Portrait
  • Persons with Kingdom Hall Keys

UPDATED REPORTS & TEMPLATES

  • S-21 Publisher Record Service Years now ordered by oldest to newest.
  • S-13 Territory Assignment Records now has an option to Use Actual Last Completed Date, and can now also print multiple Service Years.
  • Field Service Groups List now has an option to Show Tags.
  • Public Witnessing Schedule now has an option to Show Reserved Shifts only
  • Print Missing Reports now has an option to print on 1-page.
  • Maintenance Duties by Person now can Send Individually.

NW PUBLISHER APP (*requires NW Publisher app 2.6.0 or greater*)

  • Publishers can now Request Hospitality. These requests will be added as a Custom Task for the Public Talk Coordinator, who can then decide who to assign.
  • Publishers can now Request Territories. These requests will be added as a Custom Task for the Territory Servant, who can then make the assignments.
  • Field Service Group option has been updated and improved. Can now select which persons can view Field Service Groups, and what data they can see.
  • Check Contact Details button has been replaced with the App Feature My Contact Information. This allows publishers to see and adjust their Contact Information and Emergency Contact Information at any time, not just when requested.
  • Public Witnessing Schedule now shows Display Names.
  • Field Service Activity can now be entered in Time Format, e.g. 1:15 for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • Announcements or Documents with a Display After date will no longer send Notifications.
  • Limited how many persons you can be a delegate for to 5 persons.
  • App > App Features has been redesigned.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Public Witnessing Reservations to be wiped if a publishers internet connection was unstable. (NOTE: Please ensure all publishers are using NW Publisher app 2.6.0 or greater!)
  • Many other bug fixes and improvements, e.g. Field Service Activity pink dots, swiping on Public Witnessing schedule, sending Literature Requests, Middle Name disappearing, etc.

ME – MY CONGREGATION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Secretary “Missing Reports” link will now go to Congregation > Congregation Field Service Report > Publishers > Missing Reports.
  • Territory Servant will now receive a Warning if publishers have returned Territories with a Note for Territory Servant.

ME – QUICK STEPS

  • New Public Talk Coordinator Quick Step: Email all public talk coordinators for talks that are not confirmed.
  • Default Email Quick Steps will now address emails to [TO_GENDER] [LAST_NAME], e.g. Dear Brother Smith.

BUG FIXES

  • Bug fixes are usually released in Build Updates. If you have a problem or bug, please click Me > Updates > Check for Updates

Previous Versions of New World Scheduler

New World Scheduler 6.4

Release Date: 2022-07-21

Download Link: New World Scheduler 6.4

Overview

This update mostly includes bug fixes and reliability improvements, especially regarding NW Publisher app and Congregation Sharing.

We have also spent time improving Public Witnessing Scheduling based on user feedback and suggestions.

Important Information

  • Any congregation previously using either ‘North America East’ or ‘Pacific’ Sharing Regions, who has not already done so, will need to please re-setup Sharing on the new ‘2’ servers.

Release Notes

​​​​​​UPDATES

CONGREGATION SHARING

  • New North America East 2 and Pacific 2 Sharing Servers. Other servers will be gradually updated, in due time.
  • Congregation Administrators can now Backup “Shared Persons” including User Access, and Restore if needed. Occasionally, new Sharing Servers are created or existing ones are updated, which requires re-setting up Congregation Sharing. If you backup your Shared Persons, this will be a much quicker and easier process.
  • Non-Administrators can no longer accidentally “re-setup” Congregation Sharing.

PERSONS

  • Added “Assign” Filter to Persons.
  • “Active Brothers” filter has been renamed and adjusted to “Non-appointed Active Brothers”.

ME – QUICK STEPS

  • New Service Overseer Quick Step: Send Public Witnessing Schedule to all approved publishers.
  • Updated Public Talk Coordinator Quick Step: Weekend Assignments Reminder. The Chairman Assignment now includes details of the upcoming Public Talk, including speaker, congregation, outline and song.

SCHEDULE – PUBLIC WITNESSING

  • When creating a Public Witnessing Reservation in New World Scheduler, a warning will display if the person will be away.
  • Using New World Scheduler, can now make multiple Public Witnessing Reservations for the same publisher on the same shift. (E.G. They are bringing a friend from another congregation)
  • NW Publisher app notifications are now sent for Public Witnessing Reservations created in New World Scheduler.
  • Can now display the Public Witnessing Schedule on the NW Publisher app and not allow publishers to make Reservations (see App Features).

EMAIL

  • Email Send To now includes more filter options, including Assign. (e.g. it is now much easier to send to all Approved for Public Witnessing)
  • New Email Tags for First Name [TO_FIRST_NAME], Last Name [TO_LAST_NAME] and Gender Title [TO_GENDER_TITLE], e.g. Dear Brother Smith.

NEW & UPDATED REPORTS & TEMPLATES

  • New 4 Weeks per page for Public Witnessing
  • Territory Assignment Records now includes the explanatory message down the bottom to help brothers understand what the Last Completed column actually means
  • Maintenance Duties by Person now includes the description of the task
  • Public Speaker Exchange Summary added an option to Show Contact Information. Also, if no Outline has been assigned, the speakers “Public Talks can give” will be included instead
  • Away Public Talks List now includes an option to Show Contact Information
  • Missing Reports now includes an option for One page per group

NW PUBLISHER APP (*requires NW Publisher app 2.5.0 or greater*)

  • Added a new App Feature Allow Public Witnessing Reservations. This will either allow or disallow publishers to make reservations using the NW Publisher app. (NOTE: Publishers must be using NW Publisher app 2.5.0 or greater!)
  • App Logs – Public Witnessing has now been separated and is much clearer.
  • Many other bug fixes and improvements, especially regarding to sending Field Service Reports.

BUG FIXES

  • Bug fixes are usually released in Build Updates. If you have a problem or bug, please click Me > Updates > Check for Updates
  • This release also fixed several bugs relating to NW Publisher app, Congregation Sharing and more

New World Scheduler 6.3

Release Date: 2022-06-24

Download Link: New World Scheduler 6.3

Overview

We are excited to announce both Public Witnessing (Cart) scheduling and Maintenance Task scheduling! We are sure you will find these new features helpful.

This update also includes many, many improvements to the NW Publisher app, Territories and Scheduling, especially Field Service, Cleaning and Garden Care scheduling.

Important Information

  • User Access will need to be re-setup for the following new and updated features: Territories, Public Witnessing, Maintenance and NW Publisher app
  • Any non-numeric Territory Numbers need to be manually converted to numbers after the update. Assigned Territories might need to be refreshed to see the new Territory Number, Notes and DNC fields on NW Publisher app.
  • The Service Overseer should double-check all Group Field Service Meetings correctly converted to regular Field Service Meetings and are on the schedule. Field Service Templates will need to be re-saved with these new field service meetings.

Release Notes

NEW FEATURES

  • Public Witnessing (Cart Scheduling). New World Scheduler can now schedule Public Witnessing, including Cart Locations and Shifts. After the initial schedule is setup, publishers can Reserve shifts via the NW Publisher app. Please see Schedule > Public Witnessing.

  • Maintenance Tasks (LDC) Scheduling. LDC Maintenance Tasks can be added to New World Scheduler and then assigned to up to 4 brothers, groups or congregations. Tasks can be marked as Completed. These tasks will appear on NW Publisher under Duties. Please see Scheduling > Maintenance.

  • Import EPUB Meeting Workbook. You can now import the EBPUB Meeting Workbook directly into New World Scheduler, if the meeting data is missing.

    • Note: We will continue to automatically update the midweek meeting data every 2-4 weeks. If you do not want to wait, you can now import the EPUB yourself as soon as it is available.

  • New “Change Meeting Day” Congregation Event. This can be used to change your midweek or weekend meeting day for one week only (e.g. another congregation has their CO Visit)

  • Tips. When New World Scheduler is opened, helpful Tips can be optionally displayed to help you learn to use New World Scheduler’s advanced features.

NEW REPORTS & TEMPLATES

  • Congregation Field Service Totals. Similar to the Summary provided on the S-21 for Circuit Overseers.

  • Public Witnessing Schedule

  • Maintenance Calendar

  • Maintenance Schedule Yearly

  • Maintenance Schedule Monthly

  • Maintenance Duties by Person

UPDATES

CONGREGATION SHARING

  • Added “Shared Persons re-verify period” option. This lets Administrators choose how long before a Shared Person must re-verify their device (via an email code)
  • Congregation Sharing Passwords now must be a minimum of 10 characters.
  • Sample Congregations can no longer use Congregation Sharing or the NW Publisher app. That is not the purpose of a Sample Congregation.

CONGREGATION FIELD SERVICE REPORTS

  • Missing Reports Only option has been moved to top Filter list

TERRITORIES

  • Territories interface has been split into 3 sections: Information, Assignments and Map. The design is similar to Persons
  • Added Territory Type with Code. E.G. C – City. The Code will be prepended to the Territory Number, e.g. C-1, C-2, etc.
  • Territory Numbers should now be numeric only. An automatic conversion will be applied, but some numbers might need to be manually updated
  • Can now Import Territories from Territory Helper
  • Territories now contain 2 Custom Fields (default is Notes and Do Not Calls)
  • When publishers Check In or Complete a territory, they can send Notes from the NW Publisher app.
  • Added new Territory Filters: by Type, Overdue, Not Completed in 6 months, Not Completed in 12 months
  • Overdue and Assigned Territories are now highlighted
  • Territory Types and Areas are now edited directly from Territories
  • Territories User Access has been split into Territories and Territory Assignments

LITERATURE

  • Literature Servant Role will now show outstanding requests on the Me view.

PERSONS

  • Export to New World Scheduler file button added
  • Coordinates field for the publishers address added to Person Information, with a Locate button
  • 2 extra Custom Spiritual fields added to Person Spiritual
  • CLM Student moved to Assign tab
  • Assign tab design improved to better fit the extra duties, cleaning and maintenance options
  • Added button to “Link Emergency Contacts” if they were received from the NW Publisher app

LANGUAGE GROUPS

  • Language Groups midweek meetings can now schedule their own unique Living 1 and Living 2 parts.

SCHEDULE – LIFE AND MINISTRY MEETING (CLM)

  • Refresh buttons added to Living 1 and Living 2 parts, which will re-add the Meeting Workbook titles and timing for those parts.

SCHEDULE – PUBLIC TALKS

  • Select Public Speaker screen minor design improvements
  • Public Talk Outline History now shows who was the last speaker to give that talk in your congregation
  • Last Public Speaker can be added to Enter Past History

SCHEDULE – FIELD SERVICE

  • Field Service scheduler has been completely re-designed, and now allows multiple Field Service Meetings per time period.
  • “Group Field Service Meetings” have been moved to the Field Service Scheduler
  • Can now assign a Conductor for all Field Service Meetings, including Group Field Service Meetings
  • Multiple groups can be assigned to one Field Service Meeting (e.g. for combined field service meetings)

SCHEDULE – CLEANING

  • Cleaning Schedule now shows any Congregation Events for the selected week
  • Cleaning can now Auto-Assign by person, group or neighbor congregation

SCHEDULE – GARDEN CARE

  • Garden Care name can be customized with 2 new Custom “Garden Duties”
  • Garden Care can be scheduled Per Week or Per Month
  • Garden Care can be assigned to persons, groups or neighbor congregations, with up to 2 per “Garden duty”.

EMAIL

  • Email Tag for Kingdom Hall has been split into Kingdom Hall and Zoom tags, since Zoom details are not needed when emailing Public Talk reminders.

PRINTING

  • Preview will now launch a PDF, not XPS. XPS viewer is no longer required to preview.

UPDATED REPORTS & TEMPLATES

  • S-13 design improved and added Letter size
  • Territory Cards design improved, added QR Code and optional Notes and Do Not Calls
  • Assignments by Person renamed to Assignments and Duties by Person
  • Persons Spiritual Summary added recent Field Service Averages
  • Header will now show on each page of the following reports: CLM Assignments by Person, Public Talk Schedule Alternate, Public Talk History and Duties Schedule.

NW PUBLISHER APP (*requires NW Publisher app 2.3.2 or greater*)

  • User Access has been split into App & App Persons and Send App Data. This allows Ministerial Servants to still Send App Data without have access to App Persons.
  • Public Witnessing! (Cart schedule) Publishers can now view and reserve spots for Public Witnessing. Enable in App Features.
  • Field Service Activity – NW Publisher can now be used to record your field service activity during the month
  • Maintenance Tasks (LDC) now shown in Duties
  • Schedules screen design improved to fit more schedules on the screen, including Public Witnessing
  • Me screen button moved to bottom menu
  • Yellow ‘Me’ icon will show next to a schedule if you have a part, public witnessing reservation or CO visit activity
  • Added “Apply to whole family” option for Away Periods
  • Added option to Use Device PDF Viewer, instead of the in-built PDF viewer. Publishers should enable this if they have problems accessing PDFs on their phone, or if you want to use Editable PDFs.
  • New shortcut to your Field Service Activity on the top menu bar
  • Many other design and performance improvements, and bug fixes

NEW LANGUGES

  • Cebuano
  • Chuukese Chuuk
  • GA
  • Hawai’i Pidgin
  • Kabuverdianu
  • Lingala
  • Nepali
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Slovenian
  • Tongan Faka-Tonga
  • Uzbek
  • Wallisian Faka’uvea

NEW APP LANGUGES

  • Afrikaans
  • Croatian hrvatski
  • Korean
  • Swahili Kiswahili

BUG FIXES

  • Bug fixes are usually released in Build Updates. If you have a problem or bug, please click Me > Updates > Check for Updates
  • This release also fixed several bugs relating to NW Publisher app, Language Groups and more

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