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Calendars and Events

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Calendars and Events

October 30, 2020 10:28 AM
A great Brightspot feature is being able to add events and calendars to your webpages. These make it easy to keep track of and make users aware of the exciting new happenings that are going on in your field. Here you can see how to create a calendar, how to create an event and how to display the two different content types on your page.
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Who do I contact about adding an event to calendar.byu.edu?

October 12, 2020 05:39 PM
Share Events with BYU Calendar:
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How do I upload calendar events using CSV files?

October 12, 2020 05:37 PM
Use a CSV file to add several events at a time. Use bulk edit and workstream tools to further edit the events once they have been uploaded to Brightspot.
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How do I pull in events from other sites?

October 12, 2020 05:36 PM
You will first need to allow access to your site. Go under “Sites and Settings”. On the “Main” tab scroll all the way down to the bottom under “Advanced”. Under the heading “Accessible Sites” you can add the specific sites you want to pull the events from. When you are on your events page within your site creating an events list, you can add the site you granted access and search through that site’s tags.
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What are event category types and how do I use them?

October 12, 2020 05:36 PM
Adding a second event category aids in the search for an item but is usually hidden from view. Use tags if you wish to add an additional category that will be visible to users.
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Can I create a calendar that only displays the current week?

October 12, 2020 05:30 PM
Yes, by selecting the Event Calendar Week page. This option only displays events for the current week for users to view.
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How do I use the calendar module to display events?

October 12, 2020 05:28 PM
Calendar API tutorial: https://sites.byu.edu/docs/user-group-meetings/june-2020/calendar. You must create events and then separately create an Event Calendar Month Page. After you have done that you can pull in the events you have already created to show up on the calendar.
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Can I create events without including an end time?

October 12, 2020 05:27 PM
You must assign an end time or it will not let you publish the event, but the end time can be hidden from view using the toggle options below.
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Share Events with the University Calendar

Create events on your own site and share them with the BYU calendar site
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Configure Your Time Zone

Fix the issue where event times show up differently than entered.
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Set Up a Site for Events

Add event category types and event categories, and configure your site settings to correctly handle events.
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Upload Multiple Events from a Spreadsheet

Use a CSV file to add several events at a time. Use bulk edit and workstream tools to further edit the events.
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Create a Calendar Event

Add an event that will appear on your site's calendar or the university calendar.
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