Local Tags

Your calendar group may have specific Local Tags, and you can create as many of these as you want. If a tag appears to be needed across multiple calendar groups, it can be converted to a Global Tag.

Best Practices

Tags in the calendar system are not like tags in a blog post. These are meant for searchability, so a visitor can type in something like “Holiday Showcase” and get search results where they might not get them by typing in “holidayshowcase”. Therefore, the tags you create should be typical search terms, not social media tag terms.

Events are also different from blog posts in that you do not need to create a tag for every keyword regarding your event. Keep your list short and to the point.

Unless you need to list more than one event by name for use on a calendar view, such as an event listing, you probably do not need a tag. Instead, you should try an alternative option:

Tag Naming Conventions

Following these conventions will reduce errors when displaying your event and loss of functionality:

  • Do not use special characters or formatting such as extra spaces, “”, &, etc.
  • Use camel case on all words (e.g. “International” not “international”)
  • Keep it simple and short

Global Tags

Global tags are shared across all calendar groups. The following are current Global tags:

Price Tags

Make your events stand out if you need/want to inform people of the price, or if the event is free.

  • Free Event
  • Paid Event
Seasonal Periods

These help organize events based on times of the academic year to handle items such as final exams or enrollment processes for a particular semester.

  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Special Events

A variety of events pertain to multiple calendar groups, so these tags assist in relating relevant content across calendars.

  • Commencement
  • Extended Hours
  • Finals
  • Food Drive
  • Homecoming
  • Outreach Homecoming
  • Poster Presentation
  • Symposium
  • Thesis Presentation
  • Transition Programs
  • Transition Week
Student Types

Use for events relevant to the following student types allow students to focus on events specific to them:

  • Doctoral
  • Graduate
  • International
  • Prospective
  • Transfer
  • Undergraduate
Tarleton Programs

A variety of programs may collaborate on events across multiple calendar groups, so these tags assist in relating relevant content across calendars.

  • Food Pantry
Tarleton System

These are commonly used across multiple calendar groups pertaining to maintenance, training, etc.

  • Banner
  • Blackboard

Using “TSU” in Event Descriptions, Location Names, and Other Event Details

We are Tarleton State! However, we are often confused with other universities who use “TSU” such as Texas Southern University and Texas State University. While it is ok to use “TSU” on campus, external audiences (e.g. emails, social media, news articles, or websites) will not understand we are different from those who may be getting negative news that accidentally gets associated with Tarleton.

 The Texas A&M University System has provide us with naming conventions to reduce this confusion. When promoting Tarleton on anything going to external relations, use only “Tarleton” or “Tarleton State University”.

Please check through your event titles, descriptions, locations, and anywhere else that you may have “TSU” in the LiveWhale calendar system. If you do not know how “TSU” was placed in a particular area, please feel free to contact University Web Strategy for assistance.