University Events Calendar System
New University Events Calendar system
Information Technology Services (ITS) at Florida State University has launched a new public events calendar. Synchronizing with department calendars and adding events to calendars is now a streamlined process.
The new calendar offers greater functionality as it ties in with the university’s email system (Microsoft Exchange), mobile app (FSU Mobile), and web content management system (eZ Publish). The calendar also allows sharing of events through social media and provides email alerts when events are changed.
The team of university stakeholders, led by ITS Web Services, determined criteria for the new calendar system and evaluated several systems to meet the needs of the university community. The project was funded by government stimulus funds for 2010-2011.
Departments can promote events from their calendars to the university key events calendar, which shows highlighted university events.
For more information on requesting a department calendar see Frequently Asked Questions below.
To view the new university calendar, go to http://calendar.fsu.edu/.
To find out more about FSU Mobile, go to http://its.fsu.edu/mobile.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the University Events Calendar and what is the University Calendar link?
It is a calendar system that allows departments to maintain their own public events departmental calendar which will feed into the University Calendar.
The University Calendar is a calendar of highlighted events on campus. It is not an all-inclusive list of all events on campus.
When will the University Events Calendar be available to the FSU Community?
It is currently available to anyone who would like to view it at http://calendar.fsu.edu
How do we get a calendar created for our department within the University's new calendar system?
To request the calendar please fill out this form and include the following:
1.) The calendar name
2.) Names (and FSUIDs) of staff who will need access to edit the calendar.
** Note: Please be prepared to populate and maintain your calendar once you have requested it. We may remove calendars that are not continually populated.
Please use the same form to request a change of calendar editors for your department too.
What options do we have for displaying our department calendar?
FSU's Web Content Management System.
Using an External Calendar object you can bring in your departmental calendar.
See instructions for adding the FSU Calendar widget, similar to the one used on this page.
FSU Mobile app.
When your departmental calendar has been requested, created and populated, we can schedule a time for your calendar to be posted on the FSU Mobile app.
Department Websites (other than FSU's CMS).
Posting to a website.
A link for your website can be generated from the University Event's Calendar system for posting in your website. A FSU Calendar widget can also be provided similar to the one used on this page. Contact ITS Web Services for more information.
Outlook and other calendars.
You can add any of the University Calendars to your own calendar by adding it using Outlook Connector or copying the link and posting it as an 'other' calendar.
How do we get our department events highlighted on the Key Events Calendar?
When you create or edit an event, you may request the event be promoted to the University Calendar by checking the appropriate box in the editor. Please be sure any image links are links to images with a width of 520px or less.
For updates on Calendar system, join the list at: https://lists.fsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/univ-calendar
The basic training manual can be found here: http://calendar.fsu.edu/Documents/University Calendar User Guide.pdf
The University Events Calendar system is a collaborative effort of various staff within the FSU Community working closely with FSU's Information Technology Services.