1. Who can create a new event album?
- Editors of a Page
- Users with a Role of Administrator, Content Manager, or Content Owner
Best Practice: Make teachers Editors of their class Pages, so they can create event albums when needed.
Background: An Editor of a Page may add/remove members, content (posts), and create event albums. The Admin, Content Manager or Content Owner who creates the Page determines whether an Event Album is required for content uploads to the Page.
2. How do you create an event album?
- Users that have permission to create an event album (see #1 above), can do so while uploading images to a page or
- By clicking on the Create Event Album button located at the top of each Page
3. Do photos have to be put in an event album or do they “live” on a Page?
- This is a Page-level setting, so each Page can allow or disallow photos to be uploaded to the Page without an album being selected.
- The setting is configured by clicking on a Page and then on the Pencil icon.
Best Practice: If parents are contributing to a Page ensure there are event albums created, so they can organize their media on the Page.
Background: All Pages by default allow uploads without adding to an event album. If Event Albums are required, a user will be unable to complete an upload without selecting an Event Album. If you choose to change the Default Setting on a Page to “require media to be uploaded to an Event Album”, ensure there are Event Albums created for your school community to use. Remember, if there is not an appropriate Event Album available, the user will not be able to upload their media to a Page set for “require media to be uploaded to an Event Album.”
On the roadmap: Enable photos uploaded directly to a Page to be moved to an Event Album by Administrators, Content Owners & Managers, and Page Editors.
4. Why are we calling it an Event Album instead of an Album?
- An Event Album is a smart album; allowing Vidigami to better help capture context, dates, description, tags as well as support notifications and integrations.
On the roadmap: Event Album dates will become searchable making it easier for users to find photos if they know the date of the event / activity.
5. Can you add a new Event Album to multiple Pages?
- The current release requires an Event Album to be assigned to a single designated Page. You may create a second Event Album with the same name on multiple Pages.
On the roadmap: Ability to create multiple Event Albums with the same name and batch add them to multiple Pages. For example, you will be able to Create an Event Album titled “Halloween” and add it to all K-3 Classes as well as Schoolwide Events.
6. Can you add tags to an Event Album?
- Tags may be added when uploading media to an Event Album. However, these tags are attached to the media, not the Event Album.
On the roadmap: An update to the Manage Tags interface that facilitates tags to be created for each Page and Event Album so that users can apply.
7. What’s the difference between a Collection and an Event Album?
- An Event Album:
- Lives on a Page
- Is designed to organize and share content
- Is accessible as part of the upload process. Can be created by Administrator, Content Manager, Content Owner or Page Editor, when needed, during the upload process
- Takes on the permissions of the Page | Upload to an Event Album may or may not be required based on settings of the Page.
- A Collection:
- Is owned by an individual
- Can have collaborators added
- Is designed for collating and collaborating - a type of “working folder” to gather photos over time
- Is perpetual and may include media content from current school year as well as archives
- Can be shared outside of Vidigami (if the user has permission) for newsletters, digital signage, social media, and webpages.
- An Event Album:
Best Practice: We recommend organizing photos on a Page with Event Albums so you can capture all content albums and using Collections as your “working area” for collaboration and curation in building your School Yearbook, Marketing Collateral, Advancement campaigns, Social Media, Student MediaDigital Portfolios, Digital Signage, etc.
Background: Collections are curated sets of photos and can be shared internally via posting to a Page or shared publicly via slideshows.