Create a Basic Schedule

How to create a simple schedule

This article has been created for smaller events with basic or simple schedule requirements to get you on your way.

Large events should refer to the schedule setup article as the schedule builder has many features and bulk options.

To create a schedule content page type:

A schedule content page type will need to be created before the schedule can be set up.

  1. Navigate to Content from the Navigation Menu
  2. Click Create a New Page from the right-hand options on the Configuration Panel
  3. Select Schedule from the list of page types
  4. Click Create
  5. Enter a title for your schedule
  6. Click Save

 

To create days:

Days will need to be created for your schedule in order to setup sessions.

  1. Navigate to Content from the Navigation Menu and select your schedule from the list of pages
  2. Click on the + button
  3. Enter a Title and Date
  4. Click Add to Schedule

 

To create Sessions:

Sessions can be created individually in the Core. For the best results, sessions should be loaded back to front (e.g. start with the last sessions for the day).

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For easier input, it is a best practice to start the sessions with a bottom-up approach. E.g. start from the last session of the day and work your way upwards.

  1. Navigate to Content from the Navigation Menu and select your schedule from the list of pages
  2. Select the day from the list running horizontally
  3. Click + New Session
  4. Enter Start time, End Time and Session Title
  5. Click Create

 

To add a session copy text:

If there is any session information you’d like to communicate to attendees, this can be done through session copy text.

  1. Navigate to Content from the Navigation Menu and select your schedule from the list of pages
  2. Select the day from the list running horizontally
  3. Select edit icon for the session you wish to update
  4. Navigate to the Copy text box
  5. Input session copy
  6. Click Save

 

To create a session group:

Sessions can be grouped for easy navigation through various topics of interest, rooms, time blocks or speakers etc. For example, sessions may be grouped based on topic of interest, meaning all sessions under that topic are listed together in a group.

  1. Navigate to Content from the Navigation Menu and select your schedule from the list of pages
  2. Select the day from the list running horizontally
  3. Click Select
  4. Choose the sessions to be grouped
  5. Click the Bulk Actions drop down
  6. Select Create Session Group

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When sessions are grouped they will appear at the bottom of your schedule and will require you to input some details.

 

To manage a session group:

  1. Navigate to Content from the Navigation Menu and select your schedule from the list of pages
  2. Select the day from the list running horizontally
  3. Click the pencil icon on the appropriate session group
  4. Click the Details tab
  5. Update the Title, Start and End times
  6. Click Save

 

To move sessions:

As sessions move and shuffle in your schedule these can be easily reflected in the schedule editor.

  1. Navigate to Content from the Navigation Menu and select your schedule from the list of pages
  2. Select the day from the list running horizontally
  3. Click Select
  4. Choose the session/s to me moved
  5. Click the Bulk Actions drop down
  6. Select Move Selection
  7. Select the appropriate day from the drop down
  8. Click Add

 

To create speaker content page type:

Speakers can be created to appear, not only in the schedule but also a separate speaker listing. When linked, speaker names and a link to their speaker page.  

  1. Navigate to Content from the Navigation Menu
  2. Click Create a New Page from the right-hand options on the Configuration Panel
  3. Select Speakers from the list of page types
  4. Click Create
  5. Enter a Title for your Speaker content page type (your speakers container page)
  6. Click Save

 

To upload speakers:

  1. Navigate to Content from the Navigation Menu
  2. Select your speakers content page type
  3. Click +
  4. Enter a Display Name, Sorting Name (e.g. Last name for sorting in alpha order), Company/Position and About Copy
  5. Click Save

 

To upload speaker images:

  1. Navigate to Content from the Navigation Menu
  2. Select your speakers content page type
  3. Click the empty square next to the relevant speaker
  4. Drag or upload the speaker image into the uploader
  5. Click Save on the uploader

 

To link speakers:

Speakers can be linked to a session so they appear in the schedule list view.

  1. Navigate to Content from the Navigation Menu and select your schedule from the list of pages
  2. Select the day from the list running horizontally
  3. Select edit icon for the session you wish to update
  4. Navigate to the Attached Speakers drop down
  5. Select the speakers associated with the session
  6. Click Save

 

To create a session stream:

Session streams can be assigned to help group or distinguish sessions.

  1. Navigate to Project Configuration > Schedule from the Navigation Menu
  2. Select the Streams tab
  3. Click + and select Create Stream from the drop down
  4. Input a title and colour hex code
  5. Click Save

 

To add a stream:

Streams can be added to sessions to help differentiate sessions into groups. These are displayed as a name and coloured tag on the session.

  1. Navigate to Content from the Navigation Menu and select your schedule from the list of pages
  2. Select the day from the list running horizontally
  3. Select edit icon for the session you wish to update
  4. Navigate to the Stream drop down
  5. Select the stream name
  6. Click Save

Related article: Quick tips to improve your schedule appearance