- Calendar Policy & Best Practices
- Video Tutorial - How to Add an Event
- Text Tutorial - How to Add an Event
Calendar Policy & Best Practices
The calendar is meant to be a useful tool focused on events happening at and/or sponsored by the University. Additionally, the calendar serves as an online tool to disseminate information about University-related events to the local media for publicity purposes.
The Campbell University events calendar provides information about Campbell-related events only. Members of the University Communications & Marketing staff will make all judgments to include or not include submitted requests for calendar entries on the basis of the following:
- Sponsored by Campbell University or an entity or partner organization of the University or by an authorized student organization.
- Held on a Campbell University campus.
- Presented by a Campbell University faculty member, administrator, or University representative if held off campus in a location not affiliated with the University.
The calendar will not include any events that fail to adhere to the University’s drug and alcohol policy or which involve expressions of partisan points of view, except with regards to titles and descriptions of education events designed to facilitate open dialogue.
If you have questions about the calendar and its guidelines, email email@example.com.
Video Tutorial: How to Add an Event
Closed Captioning Available: Yes
Text Version of the Tutorial
- Step 1 - Create a New Event
- Step 2 - Add Detailed Event Description
- Step 3 - Select Event Tags/Audience, Event Categories and Topics
- Step 4 - Publish the Event
- OPTIONAL STEP - Add Photo
Step 1 – Create a New Event
- Login to the Calendar - https://calendar.campbell.edu/login
- In the Dashboard left navigation panel, click Events > Add New to create a new event.
Step 2 – Add Detailed Event Description
Event title*: Aim for a title of less than 50 characters to make the title easy to scan and read.
Scroll down the page to the add the following Event Calendar details:
Time & Date*: Enter start and end dates/times. You have the option to create simple and complex recurring events. See recurring events tutorial >
Event Location*: Search for building or location for your event. Each has associated address information. Enter room-specific details in the Event Description area. For example, in the Event Description field add "The meeting will be held in Room 16 of the Wiggins Library."
Event Organizer: Do not use this feature; It will be hidden soon.
Event Website: This is the web URL for more details or registration. Since this is lower on the page, we suggest that in addition to this URL you also add a button in the Event Description area so users will quickly see your important links.
Event Cost: If the event is free, leave blank. If the event is fee-based, add the "$" currency symbol, and enter the price with decimals (example = $20.00)
Step 3 – Select Event Tags/Audience, Event Categories and/or Topics
These options are very important as they are used to add "event feeds" (lists of your upcoming events) on landing pages such as school home pages, student hub, faculty hub, alumni hub, etc. See an example >
Tags, also known as Audience, represent the audiences that may be interested in an event at Campbell.
The 4 primary audiences of the calendar are Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni & Friends, and Parents & Visitors
At minimum one Tag must be selected; however, you can select as many as necessary.
Do not create a new Tag.
Event Categories are related to your department, school or program.
At minimum one Event Category must be selected. This should be your primary school/department. If you do not see your category listed, let us know via Web Service Request.
Use of other school/department categories: If you wish to add another school or department's Event Category to your event, first notify the school/department's primary web contributor so they are aware.
Topics are broad categories that may be of interest to web users. There are several topics including Graduation, Fine Arts, Homecoming and Athletics.
These are not required options as these may not apply to every event.
Do not attempt to create new topics.
Step 4 – Publish your calendar event
- Click the Publish button.
- Your event should now be published live on the website.
OPTIONAL STEP – Add photos
If you would like to add a photo or a featured photo, your uploads must follow brand guidelines AND copyright law: