Locations helps your users customize the content they want to see on the app, whether you’re a district with many schools or an independent school with multiple campuses. Users will be able to choose the locations that interest them most and save them for future visits to the app.
This article explains how to set up Locations throughout your site to associate content with your different venues.
Note: Using locations does not affect the content on the home screen of the app. It’s a good idea to use content here that has broad appeal to all app users.
Set up Locations
Start by setting up your locations in the Locations module. Refer to the article Getting started with Locations for more information on populating the location form and creating categories. Locations in the app will be sorted by category, then alphabetical.
As you’re setting up each location, choose which groups you want to display in the app directory.
Click “Select Groups” to bring up a list of the groups underneath the “Locations” node in Group Manager. If you don’t already have a group for each location, you’ll need to create these groups and use dynamic filters to pull in members.
Choose the group that corresponds to the location you’re creating.
You’ll choose which roles you wish to display in the directory in the Mobile Apps settings; this setting determines which location members of those roles are associated with.
You can also associate calendar groups with a location on the Locations settings screen. Use the dropdown menu to select one or more of your calendar groups.
If you do not already have your calendars arranged this way, go to Calendar Manager and create a group for each location. On the Calendars tab, click “New Group” and input a name and description for the group. Then, click the edit pencil next to the calendar you want to put in that group, and select the group from the Group dropdown menu.
While you are editing the calendar settings, edit the “LMS/App Availability” settings to allow the calendar to be viewed in the app. Choose “Public” to make the calendar available to all app users, or choose “Specific roles” to limit visibility to certain constituent roles.
Save the calendar settings. These changes have no effect on the calendar itself, only its location and availability in the app.
After you set up your locations, you can associate a folder with a location within Posts. Click on the three-dot menu next to the folder and choose Settings. Use the “Folder Location” dropdown menu to select a location. All the boards in that folder will be associated with the chosen location.
Similar to Posts, you can associate a top-level Resources gallery with a location, and all sub-galleries will be tied to the same location. Click on the three-dot menu next to the gallery and choose Settings. Use the “Location” dropdown menu to select a location.