Create a talk¶
Get started by creating a new talk.
The New Talk form¶
You can get to the New Talk form by clicking New Talk on the toolbar at the top of the screen.
Alternatively click Dashboard and then the New Talk button.
The New Talk form is quite lengthy, but the most important fields are grouped at the top:
Get started immediately by typing the Title.
If you don’t yet know the title you can leave the Title field blank and tick the Title TBA box.
For more information on scheduling talks before you have all the information see the Editing and Publishing section of this guide.
Start and End¶
Clicking anywhere in the Start field will make the calendar picker appear.
Once you have finished selecting the Start date and time, the End field will automatically be set to an hour later. You can change this by clicking in the End field.
- If you start typing a speaker’s name, you may find they are already in the system. If they aren’t then, click Create new person to reveal the form to add a new speaker.
- You may add as many speakers as you like.
You will find that Talk organisers and Talk hosts can be added in the same way. Scroll down to find these fields.
The section Change speaker / host / organiser details explains how to edit this information.
- Start typing the name of a building or location and it will be automatically looked up in the University’s OxPoints system. The address and map information will be retrieved automatically and displayed with the rest of the talk information.
- Specific details - the room name or number, or information about how to gain entry - can be added in the box below.
If the talk doesn’t take place in the University then leave the Venue field blank and use the Venue Details box.
You will find that the Organising department can be added in a similar way. Scroll down to find that field.
When you’re ready, save the talk by clicking either:
- Save and add another Talk to go straight to a new Add Talk form
- Done to preview the talk you’ve just created
If you want to cancel your changes (before you save them) then just click the back button in your browser.
Now that you have run through the editing basics, look at the following sections for guidance on the other fields on the form:
- Publicising your talk - explains how the Abstract, Topic and Organising department fields can help get your talk included in more listings
- Formatting the abstract - provides a quick cheat sheet on how to add headings, lists and links to the Abstract field
- Editing and publishing - gives you tips and tricks on how to schedule talks before you have all the information available
- Sharing editing - how to assign other editors to your talk