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Hello All,

We are in the process of looking for a class and event scheduling application we can use on campus.  I was wondering if someone has had experience with any great applications out there and of course perhaps a few we would want to steer clear from?  Appreciate the help in advance.

Thanks.

Arnold Gonzalez

Arnold Gonzalez

Chief Information Officer 

Texas Southmost College District 

Office Tel. (956)295-3802

Mobile Tel. (956) 605-1159

arnold.gonzalez@tsc.edu


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There are several that do this.  EMS, Ad Astra, Schedule25.  They’re fairly similar, though some focus more on classes and some more on events.  Integration with your course registration system is crucial to success.

 

Kevin

 

We have several happy campus users of EMS for event and room scheduling, and we are about to switch to a single instance under a campus license. We are also in the process of deploying Ad Astra for class and classroom scheduling.

IT would have loved to have settled on one solution, but the various constituencies argued that Ad Astra is a great class scheduling system that also does event scheduling, while EMS is a great event scheduling system that also does class scheduling. While we are now committed to the dual path, I would love to hear from others on this issue.

Rick

--
Associate Provost for Technology and Information Systems
Chief Information Officer
Wake Forest University


Hello,

 

I’m curious to see if anyone could comment on how a/v equipment reservation for events and meetings is tied into how they use their chosen class and event scheduling software?  We are looking to make our process more efficient through centralizing management through a single tool instead of three.

 

Thanks,

Stacy

 

Stacy Slocum

Chief Information Officer

St. John Fisher College

3690 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14618

(585) 385-8388

 

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Jeannie Winston
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 5:06 PM
To: CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [CIO] Class and Event Scheduling Software

 

UALR has also implemented Ad Astra for event scheduling and Master Calendar.  The implementation has been largely successful but we encountered some rocky times before we got to this point.  Governance includes a Steering Committee and Scheduling Committee.  I would be happy to share our experiences if you want more details.

 

Jeannie Winston

Vice Chancellor for Information Services

UALR

We have several happy campus users of EMS for event and room scheduling, and we are about to switch to a single instance under a campus license. We are also in the process of deploying Ad Astra for class and classroom scheduling.

IT would have loved to have settled on one solution, but the various constituencies argued that Ad Astra is a great class scheduling system that also does event scheduling, while EMS is a great event scheduling system that also does class scheduling. While we are now committed to the dual path, I would love to hear from others on this issue.

Rick

--
Associate Provost for Technology and Information Systems
Chief Information Officer
Wake Forest University


Rick,

 

We came to the same conclusion last year at Oregon Tech.

 

Andy…..

 

 

Andy Abbott CIO, CISO and Emergency Management Coordinator

Oregon Institute of Technology

3201 Campus Drive

Klamath Falls. OR 97601

541-885-1720, Andy.Abbott@OIT.edu

 

From: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Matthews, Rick
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:18 AM
To: CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [CIO] Class and Event Scheduling Software

 

We have several happy campus users of EMS for event and room scheduling, and we are about to switch to a single instance under a campus license. We are also in the process of deploying Ad Astra for class and classroom scheduling.

IT would have loved to have settled on one solution, but the various constituencies argued that Ad Astra is a great class scheduling system that also does event scheduling, while EMS is a great event scheduling system that also does class scheduling. While we are now committed to the dual path, I would love to hear from others on this issue.

Rick

--

Associate Provost for Technology and Information Systems
Chief Information Officer
Wake Forest University

 

We are migrating to Ad Astra for all as the strategic product during this cycle (0-5 years)

 

Wm. Kenneth Freeman

 

Wm. Kenneth Freeman, CIO

Webster University

470 E. Lockwood Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63119-3194

Phone:   314.246.5990

kennethfreeman@webster.edu

http://www.webster.edu/

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:CIO@listserv.educause.edu] On Behalf Of Andy Abbott
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 1:48 PM
To: CIO@listserv.educause.edu
Subject: Re: [CIO] Class and Event Scheduling Software

 

Rick,

 

We came to the same conclusion last year at Oregon Tech.

 

Andy…..

 

 

Andy Abbott CIO, CISO and Emergency Management Coordinator

Oregon Institute of Technology

3201 Campus Drive

Klamath Falls. OR 97601

541-885-1720, Andy.Abbott@OIT.edu

 

From: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Matthews, Rick
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:18 AM
To: CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [CIO] Class and Event Scheduling Software

 

We have several happy campus users of EMS for event and room scheduling, and we are about to switch to a single instance under a campus license. We are also in the process of deploying Ad Astra for class and classroom scheduling.

IT would have loved to have settled on one solution, but the various constituencies argued that Ad Astra is a great class scheduling system that also does event scheduling, while EMS is a great event scheduling system that also does class scheduling. While we are now committed to the dual path, I would love to hear from others on this issue.

Rick

--

Associate Provost for Technology and Information Systems
Chief Information Officer
Wake Forest University

 

We are implementing EMS for both classroom and event scheduling.  Since this is a new implementation, EMS will give us the visibility and flexibility we need with classroom scheduling as well as supporting our event scheduling requirments.

 

Craig

 

=========================================

J. Craig Klimczak, D.V.M., M.S.

Vice Chancellor for Technology and Educational Support Services

St. Louis Community College

300 South Broadway

St. Louis, MO  63102

 

Phone:  (314) 539-5436

Email:   cklimczak@stlcc.edu    

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Matthews, Rick
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:18 AM
To: CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [CIO] Class and Event Scheduling Software

 

We have several happy campus users of EMS for event and room scheduling, and we are about to switch to a single instance under a campus license. We are also in the process of deploying Ad Astra for class and classroom scheduling.

IT would have loved to have settled on one solution, but the various constituencies argued that Ad Astra is a great class scheduling system that also does event scheduling, while EMS is a great event scheduling system that also does class scheduling. While we are now committed to the dual path, I would love to hear from others on this issue.

Rick

--

Associate Provost for Technology and Information Systems
Chief Information Officer
Wake Forest University

 

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