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Change Log

Dec 2023

  • Events can now consistently be added and browsed up to 5 years in the future
  • JavaScript updates

August 2023

  • Added Environment & Sustainability category
  • CSS updates

July 2023

  • Added Qatar location
  • Added Arabia Standard Time and Pacific Time timezone options

April 2023

  • Added location and audience querystring parameters to XML feeds

June 2021

  • Made Women 150 category read-only

November 2020

  • Outlook iCal import fixes for time zone and organizer

April 2020

  • Added welcome emails for new users
  • Added service request form
  • Changed building selection functionality to use autocomplete field
  • Added webcast link field
  • Added structured data for search engines
  • Removed MathJax
  • Various technical improvements

October 2019

  • Added ability to specify secondary categories for events
  • Added admin form for creating accounts for temporary employees

September 2019

  • Updated event detail page style; no longer a popup window from homepage
  • Removed large hero from Arts Circle events as it is no longer used

August 2019

  • Added "Women 150" category
  • Added ability to create category-specific XML feeds

July 25, 2017

  • Added "Grand Rounds" category

December 14, 2016

  • Changed cost to a single field

November 24, 2016

  • Added Arts Circle advanced properties and image support

November 10, 2015

  • Added private groups to feedbuilder

September 21, 2015

  • Updated PlanIt Purple header and footer to reflect new Northwestern branding

April 27, 2015

  • Ability to add a link to a ticketing system: Event entry users will be able to link to external systems for event registration or ticketing by entering a link and select button text, so the event listing would display a button that says "Register" or "Buy Tickets."
  • Ability to add an image to the event description: Users will be able to add one thumbnail image of size 250x250px.
    • Images must be under 2 MB and only square images of 250 x 250 pixels or larger are accepted.
    • Images with extensions .gif, .jpg, or .png are allowed.
    • Open Graph Tags with small image support (250x250px) for optimizing images for social sharing.

March 13, 2015

  • Added a new "Online" event location to add/edit event screen.
  • Added ability to search events by group name.
    To search by group name:
    • Type a group name in the search filed on PlanIt Purple home screen. For example, type "Anthropology."
    • Press Enter. A list of all events with the word "Anthropology" will appear. This will include events from groups with word "Anthropology."
  • Added social media icons to events description pop-up - Using the new social media icons, users will be able to share events on Facebook, Twitter, Linked and via email.
    Note:  For private groups, social media icons don't show. Go to group management page to learn more about private groups.
  • Added "Add Event" and "Edit Event" tabs to header navigation for add/edit pages to clearly indicate navigation path.


The upgrades we make to PlanIt Purple are a result of feedback we receive from users like you.  We're committed to continuous improvement of the system, which means we continue to need your feedback. Visit the PlanIt Purple home page and tell us what you think of what we've done so far and what features you'd like to see in the future. 


Please fill out our Service Request Form and someone from the team will get in touch.