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Requesting a New Event in the Coursedog UI

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How to Do It
Event Form Submission Guidance
Tracking an Event Request in the Coursedog UI
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  • Coursedog users can request an event from within the Coursedog User Interface (UI).

  • Your Role permissions will impact which Event Types you are able to submit requests for; your Role permissions are set by your institution admins.

How to Do It

STEP 1: Select “Request an Event” from the Events Homepage. 

STEP 2: 

  • Select the Event Type.

  • Review all available options to make sure the one you select is correct.

  • Listed Event Types were configured by your institution’s admin. 

  • Click “Continue” once you’re ready.


  • Complete the Event Form.

  • Although the exact fields you will need to fill out will vary, general guidance is offered in the “Event Form Submission Guidance” section below.

STEP 4: 

  • Click “Submit Event Request”.

  • Once submitted, your dashboard will display successful submission.

Event Form Submission Guidance

Overview | Required Fields | Meetings & Location Card | Contacts Card


The fields you are asked to fill out on the form will vary depending on the Event Type you selected and the way your institution’s admin configured the form, but this section outlines general guidelines.

Required Fields

Anything marked with a red “required” flag must be completed in order to be able to submit the form successfully.

Meetings & Location Card


  • Select “+ Add New Meeting” to complete this card.

  • Click into any field to edit it.

  • You must add at least one meeting in order to submit your request. 

  • Your event can have multiple meetings if you require multiple rooms or the event is spread across time (i.e. a recurring meeting).

Meetings & Locations Fields

  • Check the “All day” box if your event spans the entire day. 

  • Input the Start Date and End Date of your Event.

  • Input the Start Time and End Time of your Event.

  • If your event will repeat, you can click into the “Repeat” box and define its recurrence pattern. There is no limit to how far in advance you would like your recurring meeting to go. However, in order to ensure your multi-day event is accurately displayed on the calendar we recommend users create a new meeting for each day of the event. This is because events will only display on the calendar if their meeting start date is within the date range of the month, week, or day calendar view. 

  • Click into the “location” field to select a room. You can filter by room Availability, Room Type, Room Features, or you can search for specific Rooms.

    • Rooms that would result in a double-booking conflict will show up with a red border.

    • Selecting “Select No Room” or “Select TBA” (in the bottom left) could result in your Request being delayed or rejected (unless your event is not happening in-person).

    • While selecting a room or resource, you can click to see the event calendar for that room, which will show when the room is available. Clicking this button will open a modal that allows you to view the calendar, filter academic events, and switch between Month, Week, and Day views.

    • By default, Coursedog will filter out Rooms with "Capacity" less than "Expected Head Count" if "Expected Head Count" is a field on the Event Form and if the requester enters a value in that field. A Requester can still choose a Room with "Capacity" less than "Expected Head Count" by adjusting the search toggles.

    • You can also tell if there is a request pending for any given room or resource. Learn more about room and resource holds here.

  • Click into the “Resources” field to request equipment or services for your event.

    • When adding Resources you must indicate Quantity unless the available amount is “unlimited”.

    • You can add a note for each requested resource to explain how it should be used.

    • If you do not need any Resources, select “No Resources Needed” in the bottom left corner.

    • While selecting a resource, users can click to see the event calendar for that resource, which will show when it is available

  • If you’ll be adding multiple meetings and wish to use the details from one to inform the other, select “Copy Existing Meeting” in the bottom right. Clicking this button creates a copy of the last meeting created, but the copy will automatically remove the Location so as to avoid creating a double booked room conflict.

Contacts Card

  • The “Contacts” card indicates who will need to be notified about the progress of the Event request.

  • The person submitting the form will automatically be added as a contact, but you can change that and/or add an additional contact by selecting “+Add New Contact”.

  • You can toggle “Send Email Notifications” to yes if you would like for the contact to receive email notifications pertaining to this request.

Tracking an Event Request in the Coursedog UI

To view the status of event requests created by you, navigate to Events > Requests > Created by Me. 

Click on the request name to view that request’s details and status.

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