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At FHU we use http://schedulet.com/.   I like it a lot because it uses
periods instead of actual time.   The script I am working on will work
similarly.

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On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 10:03 PM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> We use calendars and appointment slots for eight labs, and it works very
> well. The calendars are owned by a generic account and when a cancellation
> occurs the slot is immediately opened again for others. The only "hitch" is
> that the original appointment is not deleted, but the calendar account gets
> an email (forwarded to someone else) so it can be manually deleted.
>
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> *Eric Hall*
> *Technology Integration Specialist*
> *Mount Mansfield Union High School*
> *Chittenden East SU*
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> On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 4:46 PM, Bob Wickberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Hmm, we use calendars instead of spreadsheets, but it's the same idea.
>> This isn't something that's come up here.  I wonder if it's because we
>> have enough tech to meet the demand, or because teachers just don't go
>> into the calendars and delete their reservations when they don't need
>> stuff. That would be kind of rude, but I'm sure it happens, too.
>>
>> I wonder if the staff who are clamoring for notification when a slot opens
>> up are a majority, or if you're going to have as many people annoyed by
>> the notifications as will have people who are happy to be getting them.
>> If the latter, you'll need a way to opt in or opt out of the notices.
>>
>> I wonder if you could just create a mailing list of folks who want these
>> notices, and ask teachers to email the list when they delete a
>> reservation, and not bother to program it?
>>
>>
>>
>> Bob Wickberg
>> Technology Coordinator
>> Brattleboro Union High School District # 6
>> 802-451-3418
>>
>>
>>
>> School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>> >Hi Friends,
>> >
>> >
>> >Here at MCS we used a series of shared Google spreadsheets as sign-up
>> >sheets for  reserving the building's various laptops, Chromebooks and
>> >iPad carts.  All teachers have access and schedule the resources as
>> >needed.
>> >
>> >
>> >This time of year all the equipment is in very high demand but often
>> >teachers have other things come up  at the last minute (field trips and
>> >assemblies and such) and do not need one of the carts. On Monday I was
>> >asked if there was any formal way of alerting the staff, automatically,
>> >if a cart became available. Can we all get a mailing if someone cancels a
>> >time slot in the lab?
>> >
>> >
>> >In doing a bit of searching it seems that with Google Spreadsheets, via a
>> >script, automatic notification is possible to a specific mailing group,
>> >and I will look into it.
>> >
>> >What concerns me is that, to the best of my knowledge, that script would
>> >alert the group about any changes to the spreadsheet. Meaning a teacher
>> >adds a time, deletes a time, changes a period of time, they reserved a
>> >cart.  In looking at the revision history, in a single day, one sheet
>> >might be modified a dozen times.  We don't want to notify everyone on the
>> >staff of every change on the sheet; only the if someone removes
>> >themselves from a time slot and thus that time is now open.
>> >
>> >
>> >Do you think it's possible/ do you know how I might create a notification
>> >for changes to a spreadsheet but only for certain criteria?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >Think it is possible? Thoughts?
>> >
>> >Thank you.
>> >
>> >john
>> >
>> >--
>> >John Minelli
>> >Curriculum and Technology Coordinator
>> >Marion Cross School
>> >22 Church Street
>> >Norwich, VT 05055
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>> >Cell: (603) 715-0629
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