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Trumba Updates

Login changes – September 2019

As uw.edu email addresses become more prevalent than those ending in @washington.edu, Trumba is adapting its sign-on process. This is a change we’ve been eagerly awaiting for some time now, one that should simplify the use of Trumba for everyone.

On September 26th Trumba converted the sign-on system to use @uw.edu instead of @washington.edu. The following changes were made:

  • @washington.edu email address were converted to @uw.edu.
    • The only instance where you should still see @washington.edu records is cases where both the uw.edu and washington.edu versions of an email were registered for the same event.
  • Records impacted
    • Accounts including publisher, editor and visitor accounts
    • Calendar Sharing
    • Address Book Members
    • Calendar Email Distribution Lists
    • Event Email Distribution Lists
    • Event Registrations
    • Event Organizers
  • In the My Events and My Submissions views, people using visitor accounts will now see all events they registered for using either uw.edu or washington.edu emails.

Workflow after the conversion

Users who have logged in using their UW NetID to register for an event will subsequently be able to log in to change their registration using their @uw.edu email address. Users will also be able to see all the events they have registered for using either the UW NetID login or their @uw.edu email address. After September 19, 2019, users who use their @washington.edu email address to register for events will need to use the same email address to find those events later.

Access Trumba – February 2019

Editors can now access Trumba more easily using trumba.uw.edu.

New Preview screen – October 19, 2017

In response to our survey feedback, Trumba made the following changes:

  • The time required for changes to display in published calendars is shorter. Significant delay on the server side may still occur, but the overall delay time will be decreased.
  • Preview functionality: you can now preview events without having to publish them. After you add an event, at the bottom of the screen, click the Preview button. Occasionally, the map does not display in the preview; Trumba is fixing this.

Trumba preview button location

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Trumba updates-October 2017

Trumba made the following updates based on the survey results we shared with them:

  • A bug that caused some editors to be signed out unexpectedly was fixed.
  • Authentication cookies are now cleared out, so the infinite loop issue should be fixed.
  • After signing in, you can now bookmark the URL, and then use the bookmark to visit Trumba on future visits.
  • A new seven-day view is available in the editor’s event interface, giving you a view of the entire week at a time broken out by hour.
  • Your published calendars now have a JSON feed available. The feeds support URL parameters for requesting specific date ranges, search parameters, and filter views. To find your JSON feed URL, type in the following address (substituting in your calendar’s Web name) http://www.trumba.com/calendars/your-calendar-web-name.json.

Please email help@uw.edu if you experience any problems with the changes. Trumba is working on several other updates, and we will let you know when they have made changes.  Your input is helpful!

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Survey feedback-September 2017

Thanks to the 218 editors who took our survey last spring. We appreciate the feedback and were pleased that few people reported major problems. Several editors said they were glad that Trumba is available at the UW.

However, we did hear a few requests to improve functionality. We shared the survey findings with Trumba, including all of the comments (anonymously), and are working with them to make improvements. Among the responses, roughly 25% reported issues with logging in, managing events, posting events, and showing events on other calendars. The following high priority requests emerged:

  1. Address issues related to logging in and make it possible to bookmark the Trumba editor access page
  2. Reduce the delay between changes to events and rendering on web pages
  3. Provide customizable event registration forms
  4. Provide additional calendar display views

For more information, read the editor survey report.

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Tips

Manage editors
Did you know that any editor can add/delete other editors to/from their calendar? Learn more about how to authorize calendar editors.

Reduce the delay between changes to events and rendering on web pages by using Ctrl+Reload to clear the cached browser page.

  • Hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button
  • Press “Ctrl + F5” or press “Ctrl + Shift + R” (Windows, Linux)
  • Press “Command + Shift + R” (Mac)