Categories are created in order to separate the different class types being offered within your enrichment program. You can also create Subcategories to further organize what is being offered. On the Public side of the system, the navigation options displayed in the blue browse bar reflect those Categories and Subcategories. You can designate if you wish the Categories or Subcategories to be displayed on the Top Level (the furthest left box of the blue browse bar) or to not be in the top level.
If using the payment option of Invoice Specific Person or Organization, the Contact Information from the Category will populate on the Pending Payment Invoice report.
In the Category, there are fields for a Short and Long Description that provide details about the category on the Public side. The Short Description appears above the blue Learn More button and the Long Description is displayed when the Learn More button is selected and the new Category page opens.
To set up Categories or Subcategories in Courses, follow these steps:
- Point to Courses.
- Select Categories
- Select Add Categories.
- Complete New Course Category form. When creating a Parent Category, the field for Parent Category is left blank (that is only used when creating Subcategories). When creating Subcategories, the Parent Category must already exist so it can designated in the Parent Category field. The setting Default for Showing Similar Courses will populate that setting when creating new Courses. It does not impact existing courses.
- Select Create.
When a picture is uploaded for a Course Category, the system will display that image in the blue browse bar on the Public side when that Category is selected. Otherwise, the system will randomly pick a picture from one of the courses within that category that has a picture associated with it.