Getting started with Locations

Locations is designed for school districts or organizations with multiple campuses to easily manage contact information, admin permissions, site domains, and even set up a directory element in Composer.

Setting up locations

To set up your locations, begin with the “Locations” module in your Composer navigation menu. The “Locations” menu will load by default, but you can back out of it to access “Settings” and “Permissions.”

Locations

Under the Locations menu, select “New Location” to set up a location.

new location settings

Enter the address and phone numbers for the school, and choose a category, if applicable. (Find out how to create categories below.) Choose a thumbnail image from Resources to represent the location, as well as the location's logo.

A special feature of Locations is the ability to set admin groups for each location. Select site administrator groups that you want to be allowed editing access under the domain(s) that this location is attached to. See below for more information about attaching locations to domains.

Settings

The Settings menu can be used to add categories for your locations. Click “Add Category” to create a new category and name it. Click “Save” in the bottom-right corner to add the category. Drag and drop your categories to change the order, and save again.

Location settings category setup

Your categories may be “Elementary Schools,” “Middle Schools,” and “High Schools,” for example, or any other divisions that make sense for your locations. If you only have a few locations, you may not need categories.

Categories will be used in the Composer Location element, which you can read more about below.

Permissions

As with other Composer modules, Locations permissions are available to any admin group with the “Composer” checkbox selected for their group in Admin Users. It’s unlikely any group will need permissions for this module besides the main administrators group, however. Assign permissions using the dropdown menu next to each group.

Assigning location to a domain

If your organization has different web addresses for each location, they will be set up as “domains” in your Composer Pages menu. In the Domain Settings for each domain, you can associate a location with that domain under “General.” Select a location from the dropdown menu next to “Domain Location.”

Domain Location in domain settings

When you set a location, that domain will be visible to (1) members of any admin group you selected for that location; and (2) members of any admin group with Composer permissions that has not been associated with a particular location.

Composer element

The Location element in Composer allows you to create a directory-style list of your locations on a page. You can choose to display all your locations, or filter by category. Each location will be linked to the domain’s home page. If more than one domain is linked to a particular location, the location will be linked to the home page of the domain that comes first in Composer.

The location element also includes an option to display the details about a single location, whether the location configured for the domain or a specific location.

For more information about this element, see Location element.

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