HighEdWeb Assocation
The Annual Conference for Higher Education Web Professionals, Austin, Texas, October 23-26, 2011

Session Details

Engaging Your Campus using a NextGEN Calendar of Events System

APS5 Applications and Standards Track

Hill Country C & D


Getting students, staff and the general public to attend institutional events and build a sense of community is a difficult job. It takes a lot of coordination, marketing and a web presence to attract interest and get an event on an individual’s calendar. With the University of Ottawa’s new Calendar of Events tool, you can create a personalized event ‘shopping’ experience – allowing site visitors to do faceted searches for events based on their interests, audience type, location (etc.) and then subscribe, request notifications or share events online using social media tools. With its streamlined event creation form and workflow approval processes, backend administration is also a breeze. Get your entire campus on the tool and offer a window into what life at your campus is like.