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Trumba Updates

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)