Background: Events in AEM pulls event data from a separate umich system. This page documents various ways to use this event data within your department website.
Event Sponsor ID
The first step is to determine what thet department Event Sponsor ID is. If you're department does not already have a Sponsor ID, then your department can obtain one from Happening at Michigan. Learn your Event Sponsor ID by following these steps;
- Login into Happening at Michigan
- Click 'My Groups"
- Click the main department sponsor group
- The sponsor ID is listed in the URL. For example if the group URL is https://events.umich.edu/manage/group/3530, then the sponsor ID is 3530
All Events Page
This is a required homepage configuration, and should be set to the main Department Events calendar page. It used to determine the url for "All Events"
Events Search Page
This is an optional homepage configuration. Departments should set this if they are using the Events Search page template. For example, this is an event search page for psych.
Featured Event Tag
This is a homepage property that is used to flag special events offered by the department. Typically departments use the events system tag 'AEM Featured' We would encourage all departments to use this convention. A Featured Event will be given special styling to make the event very visible on the site. It is highly recommended that Featured Events also have images, otherwise these events may be treated as regular events.
Homepage: Featured Event
Featured Event as shown on the department homepage. These will be pulled out and listed with a separate tab. There is no image requirement for this styling.
News and Events Page: Featured Event
Most department websites should have a News and Events page. This page is a summary of all the news and events for the department. The Featured Event requires an image to recieve the prominent styling provided by on this page.
Calendar Page: Featured Event
More Advanced Use-cases for Sub-calendars
Sub-calendar: Optional Category Tag(s)
Sub-calendars can show a subset of the events from the main department sponsor filtered by a particular tag. In AEM, we refer to this usage of tags as a category. A sub-calendar may have multiple category tags. Events from the department sponsor with any of the category tags will be included.
Sub-calendar: Group Cosponsor
Often times departments request highly specific tags, which the events administrators may reject. To work around this limitation, departments may instead request a co-sponsor ID. These can be as specific as the departments desire. Then the AEM sub-calendar can be configured to use the co-sponsor ID, which would only show events from that group.
Events from Co-sponsor groups will not show in the main department calendar unless both groups are added to the event as either sponsor or co-sponsor.
Alternate Featured Event Tag
Starting with v1.2.3, Department Calendar pages have an option to override the featured events tag from the calendar component dialog. This makes it possible to feature different events on a sub-calendar and the all-events pages for example. To use this option, edit the event and select an appropriate tag, which should be different than the homepage Featured Event Tag. Edit the calendar in AEM where you want this event to be featured adding the alternate tag.