Documentation and FAQ
How do I submit an event that I wish to be posted to the calendar?
Can my event be in more than one category?
Will I be notified when my event is accepted for display?
Do I have to forward all events in my calendar to the main events calendar?
Can I create a default filter for my view?
Can I use different categories on my calendar?
Do I have to get a calendar in order to submit an event?
I would really like to have a link to the main events calendar on my web site/page, how can I do that?
I bookmarked an event within my calendar and when I clicked on the bookmark I viewed the event within the main events calendar, why?
Is training available?
All Users Instructions
Using the calendar
When you first start the calendar by entering http://events.msu.edu into your favorite browser you are presented with an abbreviated list of today's MSU events. You may click on the Week link to views events for this week, or click on the Month link to view events for this month. You can also use the mini calendar on the left to select any day for this month, any week for this month or to change the month. You may also click on the Previous (Day, Week, Month) or Next (Day, Week, Month) link at the top of the list to change your view. To view more events for today or this week, click on Search and select the ALL calendars box.
The Filter link on the top right will allow you to restrict your view to only those events that match your filter criteria of checked boxes. Your filter is kept as a cookie on your local computer and will be remembered the next time you access the calendar. (Remember: Categories are different for each sub-calendar)
The Search link at the top will allow you to search a calendar by keyword(s). The keyword(s) will be matched if found in the title, description or location of the event. You can change the start and end dates. The Main calendar allows you to check the box to search ALL calendars to show more events. (Note, if you have a Filter set this option is suppressed) I.E. with no Filter set and the Search ALL box checked, and no keyword entered, you will view all events on campus for the next week.
The About Events Calendar link on the left will display our guidelines and policies and provide you with a link to Submit an Event and this documentation.
The Other Event Calendars link on the left will display a list of all public calendars within the events calendar system. Clicking on a calendar will display that calendars events.
The Campus Maps link will help you locate where the event is and how to get there.
The Update link on the left is used by calendar administrators and sponsors for maintaining event calendars and creating events, and requires an authorized ID and password.
Update - Authorized IDs Instructions
You must be viewing your calendar to update it, so before clicking on Update click on Other MSU Calendars and select the calendar you want to administrate.
Anyone can Submit an Event using id=guest and password=guest on the Main Calendar.
Enter your MSU NetID and event password. (When LDAP authorization is implemented you will use your MSU NetID password) (Remember to change your password on the first login)
If you are an administrator or sponsor for more than one calendar, you must select the proper calendar.
Until LDAP authentication is implemented, you must e-mail a main calendar administrator, all of the MSU NetIDs you need as a User/Sponsor/Administrator for your calendar. They will enter these IDs into the Events system and create an initial password.
New calendar administrators and users should change their password on first logon.
Add New Event
On first login, set up your calendar categories (remember, when submitting to the MSU Events Calendar, you must identify a proper MSU Events category), Update Calendar Title, Header, Footer, colors, Templates, set homepage address (URL) and e-mail address. Check box if you want each new event to be defaulted to MSU Events. Uncheck box if you do not want your calendar to be displayed in the Other Calendars list. (this option will also exclude your calendar from the Search All calendars option)
Main Calendar Administrator
Manage Users, add new, enter MSU NetID, password abcd1234 (advise user to change asap) enter user's e-mail address (MSUNetID@msu.edu).
Manage Calendars / Add New - provide Name (use MSU unit or organization name) for calendar and enter MSU NetID(s) for person(s) who are administrator(s) for their calendar. Check box for ?By default?? if calendar is to be displayed in Other MSU Calendars list. Test administrator password for this calendar, do an Update and enter e-mail address for calendar (administrator.)
Possible Future Features