Motlow Connects Help & Guidelines


About Motlow Connects

Motlow Connects provides a one-stop source of event information for Motlow State Community College students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and the community. The calendar is maintained by the division of Marketing and Campus Activities.

Guidelines for Submission

Who can submit events to the calendar?

All events submitted for approval must be submitted by a Motlow department or office, other official Motlow affiliated organization which includes registered student organizations.

What information is needed for submission?

  1. Topic: The event content must be directly related to the College or a college community relationship and must not contain any commercial product advertising, religious or political editorials, or solicitations.
  2. Content: Messages should be concise, but all messages must include a date, time, price, location, sponsor, and brief description of the event. The editor reserves the right to edit submissions for clarity and/or length.
  3. Style: Messages should be checked for spelling, grammar and accuracy of names, titles, dates, contact information, etc. Messages will be moderated, but not fact checked for accuracy of names, phone numbers, email, Web addresses, or related. Please do not include all-caps and exclamation points for emphasis. Acronyms should be spelled out the first time they appear, and event titles should be concise.
  4. Images are encouraged: Two images per event may be uploaded upon submission. One small, simple image to appear as a thumbnail. Another detail image that illustrates the nature of the event / speaker.

Posting Items on the Calendar

How do I submit an event to be posted on the calendar?

Posting of events is at the discretion of the Motlow Connects administrators based on the guidelines outlined above. To submit your event for consideration, use the Submit an Event form and fill out the required fields.

When will my event show up on Motlow Connects?

The Motlow Connects administrators review requests to promote events each weekday. Approved events will be posted to the calendar within 72-hours of submission.

If an event does not appear to meet the requirements, the administrator will contact the person who submitted the item and either indicate why the event cannot be posted or request more information.

How often can I post events on the calendar?

There are no restrictions on the number of times an organization may post on the calendar, as long as the content meets the above cited criteria.

May I submit a photo to be posted with my event?

Yes. Images may be uploaded in the event submission form. This calendar system supports a thumbnail and a detail image. Thumbnail images should be simple--those with any complexity don't display well. Images will be automatically resized. Can be submitted in BMP, JPG, GIF, TIFF and PNG formats and up to 10 MB in size. Photos will be evaluated by the calendar administrator and included based on photo quality, size and appropriateness. Images smaller than 200 pixels in width cannot be used.

What time period will Motlow Connects cover?

Motlow Connects will list events from the current date up to two years forward. Events posted on Motlow Connects will continue to appear on the calendar for a minimum of a one-year period from the date posted. Users can search for past events in the same manner as they do for upcoming events.