Hi Amy,

I use something called, Meeting Room Booking System (MRBS)…  It’s free and web-based PHP/MySQL but it does take some effort to setup and customize.  You need to be comfortable getting a LAMP setup going.  I have mine running from its own Fedora box, and it’s rock solid.  Teachers can login and reserve lab time on a first-come, first-serve basis.  It makes a POP3 connection to our mail server for authentication.  The nice thing is that you can run it by your own periodic schedule.

Here’s what it looks like:

Here is the MRBS site:

Hope this helps,





Eric I Snay

Technology Coordinator

Fair Haven Union High School

802.265.4966 ext 215


From: Amy Truchon [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2009 9:17 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: electronic scheduling of labs, carts, equipment


Hi School IT:


Are any of your schools scheduling the use of mobile carts, labs or other equipment electronically- via Google Calendar? GroupWise Calendar? other?


What's working? What isn't?


Is there anything that has revolutionized the scheduling process that you can share?


Thanks so much!


Amy T. 




Amy Truchon

Technology Integration Specialist
Burlington School District