You may have seen in the OIT email last week that OIT will pilot Google Calendar. Beginning next week, OIT staff may begin to take part in an OIT-specific pilot program of Google Calendar. Participation in the pilot is optional at the work-group level, and at the discretion of the group's manager.
UMCal remains the official University calendaring system at this point, and as such, still should be used to schedule conference rooms, resources, and meetings with other University faculty and staff.
Those that do participate will need to use dual calendaring during the pilot, and first schedule meetings and resources in UMCal to ensure the necessary people, rooms and equipment are available, then again set up the meeting in Google Calendar.
OIT will populate rooms and equipment (but not managed calendars) by early next week for OIT staff in: 2218, 2221, Johnston, Walter, and WBOB. Building resources will be listed in the format "Building-Room Number, Department, Optional Description". For example: "WBOB-664 OIT Conference Room".
The senior management team, the communications and advancement office and other teams in OIT will participate in the pilot program.
The project team requests feedback from pilot participants, and will provide a feedback form to gather input during the pilot period. If you are a participant in the pilot program, please use this form to provide feedback that will help us provide optimal end-user communication.