There are different types of agenda items that can be added to the agenda.
a) Some are active meaning that the agenda item activates additional functions.
b) Regular: The last module in the list "Add Item" is a regular item and not active. It does not activate any additional functions.
1. Agenda - using this item adds the agenda to the beginning of the minutes.
If you want the agenda added to your minutes use this module.
There are two types of ongoing items.
a) Planner Items
When it comes time to discuss an Event at a meeting it can be added by clicking on the button "Add Event to meeting" and selecting the meeting date from the drop-down list.
An Ongoing agenda item is automatically added to your agenda and populated with the selected Event.
In the screenshot below, the Prep for AGM event has been added to the Oct 15th meeting as 7.1
A text box, motion, or action can be added to the Prep for AGM event.
In the next meeting subsequent to the Oct 15th meeting, add the ongoing module and note that the "Prep for AGM" event is present in the minutes in a special section as shown below.
If needed, the Prep for AGM event can be discussed at a 2nd meeting. Click on Carry forward. The Prep for AGM shows up as item 3.1 with (cont) after the title. A text, motion or action can be added. An item can be carried forward as long as needed.
b) Any item that needs to remain on the agenda for more than one meeting.
Any agenda item can become an ongoing item.
Add the Ongoing module to the agenda. Click on +New Item. This added 3.1 Add a motion or action as needed.
The following month add the ongoing module. Item 3.1 will show up.
To include the item in the minutes click on Carry forward
The item Bylaw Revision has been added as 2.1.
3. Approval of Agenda
This module creates the motion to approve the agenda and includes a drop-down menu with the eligible voters.
This makes is faster to approve the agenda since the motion is already prepared. If there are comments regarding the agenda, they can be added in the text box.
4. Past Minutes
Using this module approves any past minutes (that were created using BoardSpace). Once approved they are converted to a pdf document format that can't be edited. If you are using BoardSpace for the first time, do NOT use this module. Instead, add an agenda item, add a motion, and approve.
5. Next Meeting
Click on Set date & time. A Create New Meeting popup lets you create a new meeting and will also show up in the meeting list.
6. Action Review
This module pulls all of the board's ongoing actions into a list. Each action item is a live link so that if you hover over the action and click you go to the main action list and can see the details, add comments, postpone or complete the action.
7. Add Item
Complete item by adding text boxes, motions and actions as needed (as many of each can be added).