Now you can create more than one calendar and customize them to fit your department’s needs.
Step 1 - Get started
A. Give the calendar a Title.
B. If you want your calendar to have a designed Header, submit a request via the Web Help Form. Calendars can only display double or triple headers. It takes up to five days for the header to appear. For questions on headers, click here. Below is an example of a calendar page with a header.
[To come: screenshot of header]
Step 2 - Areas and filters
Before creating a new calendar, ask yourself: What's my calendar? Where does it belong? Which events do I want it to feature? And who will be visiting it? Answering these will help you through these steps:
A. Select the Site Area that corresponds with where you work. This will determine where your calendar will live. For example, if you work in the Registrar's Office, that will be what you'll want to select. The name of your area will then appear in the upper right of the calendar's page.
B. Your calendar can display events from other areas as well. This is ideal for when your area shares similarities with other deparments. For example, an Arts calendar is now able to pull events from Dance and the Museum. To select multiple areas, hold the “command” key if using a Mac, or “control” if using a PC, and click while scrolling through the list.
C. The next step is to select filters. Filters allow visitors of your calendar to view subsets of events within your calendar. This is great for those who will want to filter out events they aren't interested in. For example, an alum who would want to know about SEBA alumni events can now search the whole SEBA area by filtering out non-SEBA alumni events.
Select Event Types that most closely correspond with the events you want your calendar to host. Then choose the Location filter for your calendar. Do you want your calendar to host campus-only events? Online events? Off-campus? All three?
If you don't see events show up in your calendar that you feel should be there, chances are the filters didn't align. Go back and double-check that the event types and location in the event matched the calendar you want it to appear in.
Also note that we recommend displaying your calendar by month. Your calendar will default by month unless you’d rather it appear by day or week.
Step 3 - Additional settings
Have related calendars you want to link to on the calendar page? Feature them in the right sidebar by including their titles and links. For an Alumni calendar, for example, including an Arts calendar may be of interest. To do this, click on the Layout tab. Click Add another item if you have more than one calendar you’d like included in the right sidebar.
Click Save. Now you have a new calendar!
Step 4 - More tips
How do I display this event in my right sidebar?
Go to the page you want to place it on. Click Edit. Go to the Layout tab. Go to the Right Sidebar Content link (and click on it if it isn't already opened). Select the checkbox for either Upcoming Events Without Image or Upcoming Events With Image then check Use the new calendar/events system. Click Save at the top of the page and your event should now appear.