Project State: 
Project Manager: 
Jill Swenson
Web and Mobile Services
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Deploy a new web-based events calendar system to replace our existing system

Status Summary: 

On track.  The new event calendar was successfully released on May 1 with no reported problems.  Campus-wide communication was postponed for a day due to higher-priority communication needs on May 1, and the academic calendar was added on May 3.  Response to the release was immediate and positive, with  nearly 2,000 users and 6,000 page views on the first day.

The next step is gradually deactivating the old event calendar and locating/redirecting web page feeds.  Three organizations will continue to use the old calendar for several weeks as they migrate to alternate solutions.

Recently Completed: 
  • Identified process for creating tags for Recreational Sports, Student Affairs and College of Business
  • Replaced myOSU RSS feeds with widgets pointing to new calendar
  • Activated links on home web page
  • Activated widget page for academic calendar
What's Next: 
  • Define process and guidelines for adding more event administrators
  • Shut down inactive calendars in old system
  • Work with Library, CGRB/LPI and Extension to move to final solutions
  • Work with Recreational Sports to process bulk-uploads and create widgets