University Web Developers

University Web Developers

Events calendaring vs. room/space reservation systems...

Currently, we're using Ad Astra for room/space reservation and UNL Event Publisher for our public events calendar.

While this setup works, there's still quite a bit of manual intervention to get data out of Ad Astra and into a pleasing-to-the-user presentation in UNL Event Publisher.

It has been a couple years since we arrived at this solution, so I was wondering if there have been any recent developments or suggestions of alternative systems that accomplish these types of functionality in a modern, easy-to-use-and-easy-to-understand way, while still providing the power to do extra things with "bells and whistles" if needed.

I realize it's highly unlikely that there's a "kitchen sink" solution that does it all, but I'd be interested to hear what sort of systems are in place at other institutions.

Doug Thompson

Manager of Web and Electronic Communications

Ohio Wesleyan University

Views: 176

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

A timely topic for us as well! We are running MRBS for resource booking (http://mrbs.sourceforge.net/) and Calcium as an event calendar (http://www.brownbearsw.com/calcium/) and I am looking for modern mobile- and tablet-friendly replacements for both of these legacy systems this year. I'd be very interested in your suggestions – particularly any open source options.

We use Google Calendaring  - we have Google Apps for Education so all of our employees have access to the Calendar.  We have also setup our meeting rooms and other shared resources that can be invited to the meeting.

We also have public events calendar that get embedded.  

Definitely Not the prettiest but very easy to maintain for all of our staff. They did not have to learn a new system.

We use Resource 25 for scheduling. The college has recently implemented 25Live which includes a sophisticated calendaring feature. I have only attended the training thus far, but as a Web Developer I have been quite impressed with the flexibility this system offers for organizing event information and embedding events into your web site using javascript code snippets.

Here are some examples shared on the CollegeNET site:
http://corp.collegenet.com/products/25Live_calendars.html

RSS

Elsewhere

Latest Activity

Profile IconKendra Smith, Dan LeGate, Matt Kacskos and 2 more joined University Web Developers
3 hours ago
Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Congrats to Snow College on going live in OU Campus with their new responsive site! Check it out: www.snow.edu "
yesterday
Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Get the scoop on snippets in the new post up on the blog! "
Wednesday
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"New blog post from Kate Browne, Technology Trainer at Illinois Wesleyan University! The Welcoming Website Part 1: Accessibility and Universal Design "
Jul 22
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Nevada State College went live in our OU Campus CMS! Check it out: nsc.edu http://nsc.edu/"
Jul 20
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Exciting news! We've released 10.3 of OU Campus which includes OU Marketplace! Read all about it in today's blog post. "
Jul 17
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Bard College at Simon's Rock's website has a great new look! New design by Lipman Hearne. Check it out: simons-rock.edu "
Jul 14
Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Check out the new My Future Employee TechGirlz video featuring our very own Lance Merker! #empoweringgirls"
Jul 10
Robin Ruetenik is now a member of University Web Developers
Jul 8
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Check out the recap of Higher Ed Live's "The Higher Education Directory"! "The Higher Education Directory""
Jul 8
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Great job to Louisiana State University on their new responsive web design using OU Campus! www.lsu.edu "
Jul 7
Roma Mandzyk joined Mark Trenchard's group
Thumbnail

Adobe AEM

Users, developers, and leaders that use Adobe AEM (CQ5) for a web experience platform.See More
Jul 7
Roma Mandzyk joined Eric Hodgson's group
Thumbnail

Digital Asset Management

Best practices in managing raw photography, design files, and Web photo galleries
Jul 7
Roma Mandzyk joined Mark Greenfield's group
Thumbnail

The Future

This group will explore the future of the higher education web profession. What are the implications for our profession when you combine the current financial conditions with the ongoing (r)evolution of higher education?See More
Jul 7
L1z H1ncks is now a member of University Web Developers
Jul 6
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Your content management system requires certain functionalities and services; one being ongoing support. See how OmniUpdate delivers in this blog post! "
Jul 1
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Congratulations to California Lutheran University on their new responsive website! Check it out: www.callutheran.edu www.callutheran.edu"
Jun 30
Scott Dewar is now a member of University Web Developers
Jun 30
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Still need to register for the eduWeb Digital Summit? Use discount code ECD2015 to get a $100 discount! "
Jun 25
Louise Ryan posted a discussion

Please take a moment to complete the 2015 Higher Education Web Survey

Have your say in the 2nd Annual T4 Higher Education web survey and be in with a chance to win £/$/€ 100 Amazon voucher. It's open to all IT & Marketing professionals who work in Higher Education & it only takes 2 minutes; enter hereSee More
Jun 25

UWEBD has been in existence for more than 10 years and is the very best email discussion list on the Internet, in any industry, on any topic

About

© 2015   Created by Mark Greenfield.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service