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Adding Events

SOCS Editors, Approvers and Publishers are able to add calendar events. 

To add an event login to the SOCS calendar. You can either add a single event or a recurring event by selecting the Add single event or Add recurring event buttons in the left-hand menu.

1. Adding a Single Event

To add a single event in the SOCS calendar enter details onto the Add a New Event form.


When creating a single event in the SOCS calendar ensure you enter the minimum required information denoted by the red asterisk. The required information is:


1. Title
2. Start date & time
3. End date & time for single events
4.Select a category for the event (tick at least one box on the list of calendar categories displayed in the grey box on the right-hand side of the screen).  

In addition, you are able to add further information to the calendar event including:

• Description (400-character limit)
• Location and Location Map
• Event Link (you are able to add URL and a URL title)
• Notes (internal only, not published).

2. Add a Recurring Event

To add a recurring event in the SOCS calendar enter details onto the Add a New Event form. 

When creating a recurring event in the SOCS calendar ensure you enter the minimum required information denoted by the red asterisk. The required information is:

• Title
• Date range – start date &end date
• Times – start time & end time
• Select a category for the event (tick at least one box on the list of calendar categories displayed in the grey box on the right-hand side of the screen).  

In addition, you are able to add further information to the calendar event including:

• Description (400-character limit)
• Location and Location Map
• Event Link (you are able to add URL and a URL title)
• Notes (internal only, not published).

Recurrence Pattern
The recurrence pattern can be selected by ticking either DAILY/ WEEKLY/BI-WEEKLY options under the Recurrence Pattern section on the Add a New Event Form.



Publishing and Approving
SOCS calendar Approvers and Publishers are able to approve and/or publish the event to the school calendar by checking the Approve and Publish boxes on the Event Form.  


Please note, SOCS calendar Editors won’t see the Publish and Approve boxes on the New Event Form.
Once the New Event Form contains the relevant details ensure to save the event.

Cancelling an Event
If a single or recurring calendar event is cancelled, open the event and tick the “cancelled” box.  Ensure to click save to update the event.