Upload Your Sessions
Upload a physical activity session
There are multiple ways to open your session data to appear in the Moving More Activity Finder tool including:
1) Opening your data from an existing open data compliant system
2) Uploading your sessions on a free to use online open data compliant system
3) Converting your custom built data system to be open data compliant
You can see more detail about each of these options below:
Option 1 - Opening your data from an existing open data compliant system
If you're already using an online system to host your physical activity opportunities then your first step should be to check whether it is open data compliant. You can check for your system on the OpenActive website's list of open data compliant systems.
If your system is on this list then speak to the administrator or system provider to ensure the data is open, once it is then your sessions should automatically appear in the Activity Finder tool. The administrator may need to add an open data feed to your system enable this - Herts Sports Partnership and Open Active are here to help so please contact us to ask any questions you may have about this process.
Option 2 - Uploading your sessions on a free to use online open data compliant system
If you do not have an open data compliant system but would like your sessions to appear in the Activity Finder still then there are a range of online platforms that you can use to do this. We suggest using the Open Sessions or Reach platforms for the easiest experience. Both of these options also offer a webpage that you can share to advertise your systems if you wish to, or you can simply link to it from an existing website.
Which platform is best for you? This depends on who you are and what you're trying to do:
For smaller session providers offering individual sessions, then Open Sessions is a simple and free platform to use. This would suit physical activity instructors or individual clubs and groups. Once you have registered your profile you can add as many sessions as you like and ticking the box to confirm you want your sessions data to be open to the Activity Finder.
For larger physical activity session providers that manage multiple sessions or facilities the Reach platform may be a better option with some extra functionalities including online booking and payments. This platform may be a better fit for sport and leisure facilities, local authorities, schools or national governing bodies.
Option 3 - Converting your custom built data system to be open data compliant
If you have a custom built data management system then you can ask your system developer to add an open data feed to open these session to the Activity Finder tool. Herts Sports Partnership and Open Active are here to help so please contact us to ask any questions you may have about this process.
Still not sure? No problem. Please use the form below to contact us and we'll do our best to help you get your sessions onto the Activity Finder tool. Alternatively you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org