Event Categories are customizable tags on events that can be used to filter the Event Directory, pull reports on specific Events, and as criteria in Co-Curricular Paths. When an administrator creates an event category, they can identify if the category should be assignable by anyone on campus or if its use should be restricted to administrators. Once an Event Category is created, there are several ways to assign it to events depending on user access.
Assigning an Event Category in the Event Request Process
Whether submitting an event for a first time or entering a Change Request on an event, users can enter the event category in the first page of an event submission.
Note that if the event category is configured as admin-only, only all-access community administrators and community administrators with events: full access will be able to see the event category in this list. Additionally, the event submission or change request for these users will automatically approve.
Assigning an Event Category in the Events List
If a user has full community access to events or is an all-access community administrator, they can also add categories to an event without a submission. First, navigate to your community admin tools by clicking the Switchboard icon and then Admin. Access the Event list by clicking the Events dropdown and then Event List.
From the Event List, you can search for past and future approved Events. Click on the name of the event to open it from the Admin view.
Next, click the "Categories" tab to view and select categories to assign to the event.
You can now select the plus button on the left of a category in the first column to assign it to the event.
To remove a category from an event, select the cross button to the left of a category in the right-hand column.
Your selections will be automatically saved on this page.