Events and classes are treated very differently in Jackrabbit, both in how they are set up and how they are managed. Events are typically used for birthday parties, parent's night out, open houses, and other special occasions. Note: A family status remains inactive if a family member enrolls in an event. For the family to become active a student must be enrolled in a class.
Events are created and managed using the Events menu. Classes are created and managed using the Classes menu.
Below is a summary of the similarities and differences between classes and events:
One-day occurrences (birthday parties, parent's night out, etc.)
|Ongoing class offerings|
Enrollment by family or by student
|Students are enrolled in classes|
|Waitlist/Trial Enroll/Future |
Drops & Enrolls
|In Staff Portal & Jackrabbit database|
Sign In/Sign Out sheet available
|Sign In/Sign Out sheet available|
Event Fee only, no prorating or discounting
|Post Tuition Fees by Class Fee or Total Hours, discounting/prorating optional|
Access through the calendar on your website or through the Parent Portal
|Classes available in Online Registration form, Class Listings tables, and Parent Portal|
Customized registration form by Event Type
|One registration form for all|
Can be customized by Event Type
Policies and Policy Groups are created and are class-specific. See Legal Policies & Policy Groups for more information.
Limited reporting options
|Robust enrollment reporting|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I view events and classes together so I can make sure rooms aren't double-booked?
A. At this time, it's not possible to view events and classes in the same format.