A new way to schedule Events for your Projects

Last summer, we introduced Projects to make it easier to organize group projects on your wikis. This month, we’ve made Projects even more powerful by adding a scheduling component we’re calling Events.

Events are an easy way to automate calendar-related actions: for example, you could set a due date that locks a Project, or send out automated announcements.

Take a look:

If you’ve been waiting for a feature like this, here’s how you can get started:

  1. Go to Projects in the action menu.
  2. Locate the Project you want to add an Event to, and click the number in the Events column.
  3. Click the New Event button.
  4. Enter your event information.
  5. Click Create.

…and you can learn more on our new Events help page.

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7 Comments

  1. Posted March 16, 2012 at 2:12 am | Permalink

    All interesting progress for some customers. However, could you please please please fix the frustrating bugs in the WYSIWYG editor that everyone uses? Notably see my emailed bug reports regarding broken cursor keys (GWWS-1028, just submitted, but first reported six months ago), broken paste (GWWS-1029 just submitted) and broken list indent/outdent (GWWS-1030 just submitted, but first reported 11 months ago). Getting those addressed would be extremely welcome!

  2. Posted March 16, 2012 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    Future blog topic: I would love to hear what wikispaces position is on the cultivation of a community of serious users of wikispaces, a community who could exchange technical or usage questions and ideas and in general help each other to leverage the wikispaces platform (and presumably benefit you all as well).
    The discussion forum http://www.wikispaces.com/message/list/home could have been that place, but it’s pretty dead, possibly partly due to the multi-day moderation (so no quick answers for any questions, and no conversation), and partly due to the posts that are there seeming to be from inexperienced users posting random things by mistake.
    At any rate, to not have a community around here just seems like a big opportunity missed, so I’d love to hear whether something is planned, or whether it was considered but deliberately quashed (or maybe it’s happening and I just don’t know about it!).

  3. Posted April 5, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Any chance that’ you’d allow video hosting on wikispaces (short vids with small files) for the education users? I have a really hard time embedding from other hosts because of school internet filtering issues. Thanks, Jeff

  4. Posted April 6, 2012 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    Hi Jeff. Assuming that you’re using one of our free educational wikis, you have 2GB of storage on that wiki and can upload any type of file as long as it’s smaller than 20MB. Many types of media files — including MP4 and WAV files — can be added directly to a page, just like you would do with an image.

    If you need additional storage, you could also consider a Super wiki or a Private Label site. There’s more information about what they cost and how much storage they offer on our pricing page: http://www.wikispaces.com/content/pricing.

    I hope that helps! If you have any questions about it, just shoot us an email at help@wikispaces.com.

  5. Nicole Egley
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    What I need is to be able to add organizers to project teams.

    I use a wiki to teach my freshman composition class. My students need full access to the editing and deleting features of the wiki in order to fully participate, so every semester I upgrade all of them from members to organizers. I was so excited last year when the Project feature came out, with all its potential for group work and sharing resources, but imagine my consternation when I discovered that only members could be added to teams. As far as the “Team” builder is concerned, organizers don’t exist, or rather, because they’re organizers, they have full privileges to go everywhere and interfere with everything.

    Just to be clear, I don’t need to limit permissions to access or edit team pages; my students are always very respectful of each other’s online space. All I need is to be able to put their names on the wiki’s listing for a team, as a token and for clarity. Even if I had to add all of them as designated team leaders, that should be doable, right?

  6. conrad
    Posted April 12, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    I can’t make a project on my wiki there is no option

  7. Posted April 17, 2012 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    I’m going to share this with my teachers. Most of their complaints come from parents who didn’t know when something was due or how much time they had to access a project. Using the scheduled events page is just another highlight of how project wiki spaces ROCK!

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