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Configuring the Calendar
To create a new Calendar, click Add Calendar.
Platform Managers can also delete any existing calendars by pressing the red “X” icon. The School Athletics Calendar cannot be deleted.
- Individual Calendar settings can be modified by pressing the Edit button, which opens up a number of new tabs.
The Calendar Name must be unique, unlike the old calendar experience.
Custom event colors can be selected using the preset options or custom color picker.
Calendar status can also be set here, but defaults to “Active”.
- Filter – This is where specific event categories can be selected to appear on the Calendar.
The “Add Filters” button opens a list of existing onMessage Event Categories.
Each event category has a public or secure indicator which shows what roles have access to that category. iCal Feed Event Categories will also display the last refreshed date.
New Event Categories can be created on the fly by clicking Add Filters -> New Category.
- Access - The Platform Manager can use this tab to select the roles that will have access to this calendar.
Roles are organized by Persona and product.
The public option has been removed. Instead the “All School” role should be used. This option is listed under “Uncategorized” from the Add Access button.
Unlike the School Created Calendar, the Persona Generated Calendars require less configuration by the Platform Manager hence the limited options. When clicking on the Edit button, only the Calendar color and status are available to be updated.
Schools can create Events Categories based off an existing iCal Feed. Feeds will only show the previous two months and up to twelve months ahead, for a total of 14 months. iCal feeds are considered rolling feeds, so it will update to include new events as necessary.
Note: Due to server caching, please keep in mind that newly added and edited feeds may take up to an hour before they appear on the Calendar.
An event category can be created in the following two ways:
onMessage -> Content -> Events -> Add New Category
In the Add New Category modal, a user can toggle the Use iCal URL in order to create an Event Category based on an iCal Feed. Schools will need to type or paste the iCal URL into the text field.
Note: Once an Event Category has been saved, the selection is locked and cannot be edited.
Note: iCal Feed Event Categories cannot have events added to them other than through the feed being updated.
Once added, the Events Cover Page will show which Event Categories are iCal Feed Events and which are not. Currently, Events available through an iCal feed are not shown in the application Search feature.
The user can filter the events to show only iCal Feed or Event categories.
Information on when the iCal Feed was last updated will be shown. Users can manually refresh the feed by clicking Refresh. A new “in process” status will appear letting the user know that the request is processing.