Adding colour coded categories to your sessions will help give you an easy overview of the style and interaction mix of your session. For example, if you notice that a large portion of your sessions is dedicated to presentations, you may wish to balance this out by adding more interactive blocks to your session.

Instead of editing the block categories for each session individually in the Session Planner, you can set default block categories which will be applied as default for all new sessions created in your personal or team workspace. Setting default block categories is available for users on a Pro or Team subscription.

For Pro users: When you change the default block categories in your account settings, this will take effect for all new sessions created in SessionLab, and it will not overwrite the categories you have used in already existing sessions. You may choose to stick with the default suggested colors, or use your own preferred color set via the color picker tool.

Pro colour categories

For Team users: As part of the team subscription, you’re able to change the default block categories which will be applied to new sessions created in your team workspace. Your team admin will be able to update the default team categories on your team settings page which will take effect for all new sessions created in your team workspace.

Please note that Team users are not able to also have personal default block categories. The team categories will also apply to sessions created in your personal workspace. If you’re a member of multiple teams, then the categories which will be added to new sessions created in your personal workspace will be the categories from the team which you have been part of for the longest.

Colour-coding categories in the Session Planner

Change your session’s categories and their associated colours on a session-by-session basis. In the Session Planner, you can assign interaction colour categories to your blocks, and the left-hand sidebar will show the colour coding together with a proportional time overview.

Changing the categories and their colours in the Session Planner will only affect the session you’re working on.

changing category colours in the session planner

When assigning a colour to a category, you’re able to choose from the default 8 colours, or if you want to apply your own colour scheme, you can select any custom colour you may like using HEX, RGB or HSL values.


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