The Epimetrics Epicenter platform maintains multiple calendars for public and group-scoped events. This system does not attempt to replace the calendar systems users have at their primary institutions. Rather, it provides a common record for collaborative events that span those institutions.
The primary site-wide calendar shows each user only those events — public and group-specific — in which the user is participating. When a user views a group calendar, only that group’s events show. Thus the user can easily find what’s going on simply by going to the relevant calendar.
Conducting the Event
Once the event has been scheduled, the admin user now gets an interface that allows her to record attendance at the meeting using simple check boxes for the participants. She can also create minutes by editing the event. Once the meeting is done, potentially so is all record keeping for the meeting.
Then when the attendance has been recorded and the minutes filed, the event is now completed and the entire history of the meeting is compiled in one easy-to-browse format — including all particulars of the date/time, the agenda, the attendance, and the minutes. Any participant can then review all of this information at a glance and post any comments about the event that they may want to make. And all of this information is searchable within the web site and accessible to the New Content system.
Thus, this Event management tool provides all the functionality of third party systems like Google Calendar, plus it adds other features like reminders and integrates all the event’s information with all the other information the group is generating.
Created: September 15, 2009 12:47
Last updated: March 08, 2010 11:04