You must have "Admin" or "Webmaster" permissions to import items.

If you have a mass amount of volunteer shifts that you would like to add as items to Dibs, it may be easier to import them.

  1. Sign in and turn on Edit Mode
  2. Click on the Dibs tab in your main menu.
  3. Click on the "Dibs Session Name".
  4. In the middle of the page, click Import New Dib Item.
  5. Download the Dibs Item Template.  
  6. Replace the example entries with your Dib Item information and save it as a XLS file.
  7. The following fields are included in the import template:
    • *Name
    • Description
    • *Location
    • Location URL: Link to google map of location
    • *Start Date: Format must be "MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM" (24 hour format). Ex. 04/24/2017 15:30:00
    • *End Date: Same format as start date
    • *Credit Value: Enter 0 if the item has no credit value.
    • *Cancel Window: Prevent volunteers from cancelling within this many days before the shift.
    • *All Day Event: Enter 0 if the item has a start and end time.
    • Category: Categories must be added within the Dibs tool before they can be included in an import.
    • Fulfiller Phone Required: Enter 1 to require volunteer to submit a phone number when claiming the item.
    • Fulfiller Email Required: Enter 1 to require volunteer to submit a email address when claiming the item.
    • *asterisk indicates required field
  8. On the Import Dib Items From File screen, click Choose File
  9. Open the file you had saved on your computer. 
  10. Choose which Session it belongs to, and click Import Dibs