Tracks are used to add a level of organization to your sessions by categorizing them in a way that makes it easier for your attendees to find the sessions they're looking for. These are helpful if you have concurrent sessions that you can use themes to distinguish between. If your attendees are divided into groups that are supposed to attend different breakouts, the tracks function is great for establishing those.
Within the app, you can view the agenda organized By Time, displaying the sessions chronologically for the day that you're on (and you can click into adjacent days). In this view, tracks appear as coloured bullets under the sessions' titles.
You can also view the sessions organized By Track, displaying the tracks that you've created as clickable headers under which any associated sessions will display. Sessions in the "By Track" view are ordered according to track, subtrack, date, and then time, in that order.
The order of the tracks in the app should reflect the order they appear in the Content Manager when you click the Tracks button. To reorder them there, hover over the track and click the arrows button on the left to drag-and-drop them in the order you'd like.
To create tracks for your agenda, just navigate to the Agenda module and click the Tracks button.
In the Tracks pop-up, you can change what tracks are called (e.g. breakouts, sessions, streams, etc.) by entering your replacement in the Rename field and clicking Rename. Then, to add a track, type the track's name in the Create field and click Create.
Once added, you can change a track's colour and add subtracks by hovering over the track in the list and using the icons that appear.
If you're going to use tracks, we recommend creating them before you add your sessions. This way, they are available for for assignment as the sessions are being created. If you create the sessions first, you have to go back into the sessions after to assign the tracks, which creates an extra step.
CREATING TRACKS WITH EXCEL
Of course, you can use Excel to create your tracks and sessions, in which case it only matters that you import your tracks first and your sessions after. This will save you a ton of time, especially if you have a lot of tracks or sessions.
make one track fall under another as a subtrack
Step 4: Complete the Agenda Details Spreadsheet
Now, switch to the Agenda Details spreadsheet and input your sessions. Be sure not to alter any of the columns; if you don't want to use one of the columns, just leave it empty rather than deleting it.