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Broadcasting Announcements

An announcement in Master Calendar is a message that displays prominently across the top of the Master Calendar default page, the top of the Master Calendar Home page, and the top of the page when viewing calendars in Master Calendar. You might want to use an announcement to call special attention to an event or events on the calendar. For example, if you are managing calendars for a university campus, and one of the calenders is used for invited speaker events, you might want to have an announcement at the top of the launch page that emphasizes when a particularly prominent speaker will be on campus. Depending on the parameters that you have set in Master Calendar, an announcement can either be static or scrolling across the top of the launch page. (See Setting the Default Page Layout) This topic guides you in creating new announcements, viewing announcement history, and editing, deleting, and activating and de-activating announcements.

Creating a New Announcement

1. On the Admin menu, point to Events & Special Dates > Announcements. The Announcements page opens on the Active tab, which lists all currently active announcements in Master Calendar.

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2. Under Actions, click Add. A blank Details tab opens., where you add the information for the new announcement.

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3. Add the information for the announcement.

Details tab fields

Field

Description

Title

The title or name of the announcement.

Description

A description of the event.

Start Date/End Date

The first date that you want the announcement to be displayed at the top of the Master Calendar launch page and the last date that you want the announcement to be displayed at the top of the Master Calendar launch page.

4. Click Save. The announcement is added to Master Calendar as an active announcement.

Working With Existing Announcements

1. From the Announcements page, select the Active or Inactive tab.

2. Select the announcement with which you wish to work. 

3. Under Actions, click Edit. The Details tab opens, showing the title, description, and start and end dates for the announcement. 

4. To view history, click the History tab. Click the Details tab to return to editing the announcement.
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5. To activate/de-activate announcements, use the Active checkbox. This controls whether the item is listed on the Active tab.

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6. To edit the information for an announcement, open the item and edit the title, description, or the start and end dates, or any combination of this information for the announcement as needed. You can edit the title, description, or the start and end dates, or any combination of this information for an announcement. You can edit this information for both active and inactive announcements.

7. To delete an announcement, select the item (you can select all items on a page by clicking Title) and click Actions > Delete. A message prompts you to confirm that you want to delete all the selected announcements.

  • Click OK. A message confirms the deletion.
  • Click OK.The Active tab or Inactive tab is updated to reflect the deletion of the announcements.

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8. Click Save to finalize your edits and return to the Announcements page.