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Add Shift Labels to Schedule Days

By March 5, 2019 8 Comments

Shift Labels can be used to add a label and color to each schedule day in Aladtec. The labels and colors can be customized to provide a sense of familiarity for members, e.g. Red/Gold/Black shifts, A/B/C shifts. With Shift Labels, whether on mobile or desktop, it’s easy to quickly glance at any of the schedule views to see which shift is working and identify upcoming shifts.

In Setup, multiple Shift Labels can be added, each with a short text label and color. Every Shift Label represents 24 hours and Shift Labels can be repeated to create a rotation. In the example below, Shift Labels are repeated to create a 48/96 rotation.

Create shift labels in setup

Once the labels and colors are added in Setup, Shift Labels are displayed in all desktop and mobile schedule views. Shift Labels make it easy to quickly see specific shift days, such as all the Gold shift days in the Monthly Calendar below.

Shift Labels on desktop

On mobile, while Shift Labels are automatically displayed on the Daily Summary, it is optional to include Shift Labels on My Schedule. To include Shift Labels on My Schedule, simply modify the View Options, as shown below.

For questions or additional help with Shift Labels, please contact the Support Team at or 888.749.5550. As always, thank you for using Aladtec!

~ Your Aladtec Team


  • Wooster Twp FD says:

    How Do you set up the repeats so that you get a rotation? Our department does a California Swing Shift; 24 on, 24 off, 24 on, 24 off, 24 on, 96 off.

  • Nancy Newton says:

    We can certainly set up shift labels for a California Swing Shift. Please send us an email at or call 888-749-5550 and I'd be happy to assist.

  • Anonymous says:

    Can I add a label to an event, showing at a glance by color where the event takes place

  • Nancy Newton says:

    Keep in mind that shift labels are meant to repeat, so adding a label for one event, will result in each day having that color.

  • Paul Rank says:

    Can we set up a custom shift rotation for labels? My Department (and many around us) run a 21 day rotation that is kind of odd and we'd like help setting it up. Days on (in order) in a 3-week rotation:

    Tuesday, Friday, Sunday, Thursday, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday

    Is this doable?

  • Nancy Newton says:

    Hi Paul – yes that is absolutely doable! Please give us a call to help you with that or sends us an email at

  • Jeff Boughton says:

    Is there any way of splitting a shift into 2 12 hour shifts?

    • Aladtec, Inc. says:

      Hi Jeff, while there is only 1 label, you could identify the 2 shifts in the 1 label. Ex. A Shift / B Shift ~Nancy

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