Structuring your public website for a better and more productive customer experience
Curricula and Curricula Groups
YourVirtuoso uses curricula (Class Types) to define default characteristics for classes you teach, simplifying the entry of new classes (e.g. Tiny Tots, Monday @ 10:00AM) each session. YourVirtuoso also takes advantage of curricula to show pages on your public website describing your curricula, avoiding the need to provide descriptive text for each and every class. By default, the classes page on your website shows a list of curricula that you teach (i.e. the curricula used in active sessions), sorted by the age groups they cover.
But what if you have many curricula, and you find that the simple, long list of curricula is not the best way to display them for your online customers? Perhaps you have chosen to separate Summer Camps into 4 curricula for different age groups, or perhaps you have a significant number of custom curricula? How can you make the display of curricula more user friendly? The solution is to use Curricula Groups. By assigning some or all of your curricula to groups, they will no longer be displayed on the main classes page, but just the group to which they belong.
In the example above, instead of having 5 curricula listed on the website classes page, there would be two groups listed and one (non-grouped) curriculum.The intermediate curricula group page provides the list of curricula in the selected group and a description for the group.
Creating A Curriculum Group
- Click on Setup, Curricula
- Click on Curricula Group
- You will initially have no groups listed. Click on Add a Curricula group to create your first group.
Set up the Group
- Type a name for the group as you would like it to appear on your classes page.
- Type a description for the group as you would like it to appear on the Group page when this group is selected by a customer.
- Click on Choose File to pick an icon for this group to be shown next to its name on the classes page. Hint: If you do not have a suitable graphic file on your computer, you can use one from an existing curriculum as follows: edit the curriculum in your Setup/Curricula list and click on the “icon” link near the bottom of the page. Right click on the preview picture that appears, and choose to save it to the location of your choice (often the My Pictures folder). When you create the curriculum group you can choose this file. It will probably be named: “CurriculumIconPreviewImage.jpg”.
- Select all the curricula you wish to include in this group in the Curricula box. On a PC, you can select multiple entries by holding down the CTRL key while you select with the mouse. On a Mac, you should hold down the Command (⌘) key.
- Click on Save
- Review the summary of your new group and either click Edit to change it, or Back to Main to add more groups.