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Setting up the Public Events Page / Website

Note: refer to this article on how to set up a school's branding / theme within Coursedog. 

Coursedog makes it easy to publicize events to the University and community through a public events website that is automatically generated based on the events in your Coursedog platform. This website is fully customizable ensuring it matches the branding of your institution. With custom navigation, users can easily find the events that they are looking for and you can easily feature your biggest events. 

Public Event Website

The public website contains cards for each event containing the most important details about the event. Each card can be expanded for more information and allows users to directly add events to their digital calendar. 

Navigating the website is easy with filtering, search and a custom navigation bar. Filtering allows users to filter events by event type and organization. Search allows users to directly search for specific events. Finally, the navigation bar across the top allows for easy access to the most relevant and frequently visited pages. 

Website Customization

Navigation: The settings page in events contains a tab called "Navigation" - this is where you can edit the public events top navigation bar.

You can create multiple navigation lists, but only one navigation list can be used on the public events page since there is only one site, and one top navigation bar. After creating a navigation list, you are redirected to the navigation editor:

Simply drag & drop to determine the links that will go in the top nav-bar.

There are 5 options for links

  1. Today (pre-built link)
  2. Featured (pre-built link)
  3. Upcoming (pre-built link)
  4. New Internal Link
    1. Internal links can be used to create nav bar links for specific filters, such as a link that automatically goes to the "Alumni Events" filter.
  5. New External Link

The navigation list that is displayed on the public events site is set on the "Website" settings page:

Branding and Themes: Any public website representing your institution should match your branding and themes. Coursedog makes this easy. Simply head to Settings → Website. Here you can easily upload images for your header and footer and also set the colors for different aspects of your public events website.

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