Best Practices

As part of our ongoing effort to improve the Planit Purple user experience, we have prepared these guidelines for effective event posts. We encourage you to follow these guidelines when posting an event on Planit Purple.

Event Title

The purpose of the event title is to get the attention of the intended audience. Your event name should tell potential visitors exactly what the event is all about. Make sure you enter a Title that is logical, appealing and great for search.

  • Try not to use acronyms in your event title. If you absolutely have to use one, describe it in the event description field.
  • Do not include the date of the event or the name of the venue in the event title; there are separate fields for that.
  • Never use any unusual symbols in your event title like: @!”$%^&**() etc.
  • Choose the event title carefully. A good title will make it more searchable.

 Event Description

 Make sure event description includes the following:

  • Outline who this event is for, especially if it is not open to the public or if only a selected group of students, faculty or staff members are invited.
  • Point out special features of the event. 
  • Point out the benefits of attending the event. In other words, explain why your intended audience should attend it.
  • If you have a guest presenter, include a short bio in the event description.
  • Include any information that might be helpful for your guests. For example, information about parking, transportation or directions to the event venue.

Things to Remember

  • Do not copy and paste directly from Microsoft Word; remove all text formatting before pasting text to the description field.
  • Make sure the links (if any) are valid.