The interactive calendar is currently set to allow anyone to add or edit any calendar event - It will remain set this way unless it is abused.
Ideally, the CRP community will use the calendar to promote and plan upcoming on-campus and off-campus events - including awards deadlines and coordinating the timing of core course assignments (and, possibly, the content of those assignments).
Archiving and exploring old calendars can also help with future individual and organizational planning.
The CRPSHARE calendar was created at my.calendars.net - where you can create interactive calendars (you determine how interactive) of your own in a variety of languages - FOR FREE!
So, let's get started learning how to add/edit events to the CRPSHARE calendar!
Step 1: Go to www.crpshare.org and click on the calendar link
(Note: occasionally the calendar is down, due to maintenance work at my.calendars.net)
Step 2: Explore the calendar - find the date you want to add an event to.
(Note: the duration link allows you to create events spanning several days, the period link allows you to creats events that happen on a regular basis)
If you are editing an existing event, click on the numeric date of the event that you would like to edit.
Step 3: Create an event
if there are events on the date you select, they will be listed with the option of editing or deleting - scissors icon (see step 5).
Step 4: Enter the info. that you want to include in your event
No need to include start and ending times in your text box description - once you set these (controls to the left of the screen), they will appear automatically.
The popup text box will be what people will be able to read when they click on your event on the calendar. Email addresses and web addresses included in this box will appear as live links in the popup window (wish the communitywalk maps had this feature!).
The editing window for both boxes is small. Esp. for the popup box, it would most likely be best to edit your text in Word or your email - you can cut and paste text into these boxes.
While you are limited to the default font, you can select different text color and background color for your popup window.
Selecting draw border will draw a border around your event on the calendar, drawing extra attention to your event.
You can also select a category - based on feedback, these categories might change.
Once you are done, click submit.
Step 5: Check your work
Step 6: Your event is up!
Again, the calendar is currently set to allow anyone to add or edit or delete any event - let's hope nobody blows it.
As a precaution, I will be exporting map data occasionally (but not daily) as a backup. I'd like to keep the calendar as interactive and self-governing as possible (my only other choice/abilitywith my.calendars.net is to limit posters to only adding - and not editing - events. And/or instituting a password), but I'm trusting that the CRP community will not need a net nanny.
I see the calendar as supplementing athenaeum posts and, potentially, postings on a CRP events map(?).
Note that on-campus events that you want to share with the entire UT community can currently be done so through links included on the calendar.
Finally, calendar data can be exported to your outlook / palm pilot / etc. Similarly, data from your desktop calendar can be imported to this calendar. Please contact CRPSHARE if you want map data exported to you.
Hope that you will find this interactive calendar and instructable useful!
TIME TO DEVELOP THIS INSTRUCTABLE: 1 hour
TIME TO ADD / EDIT AN EVENT: 2-5 minutes,
depending on the time it takes you to compose your event description and/or your browser speed
When in doubt, click refresh!