Thanks, Andy! (Community Facilitator for the JISC Flexible Service Delivery (FSD) Programme)
Here’s our rough roadmap (in approximate order) over the next 2/3 weeks:
1. Event/calendar sharing
2. Public calendars
3. Epic source code clean up (and source code release)
4. Properly set up http://calendar.lincoln.ac.uk
5. Integrate library return dates
6. Open to everyone
(7. Rewrite OAuth/SSO to use SQL + Windows server)
Future desirables (in no specific order)
1) Mobile site
2) Improve IE compatibility
4) Further integrations with other services – posters.lincoln.ac.uk, room bookings (likely to be our summer project), Jerome, etc
5) Revamp and bulk up our Nucleus APIs
Fun, fun, fun!
CWDx is 100% HTML5 and CSS3, includes extensive WIA-ARIA mark-up for accessibility, is Ajax driven and is wonderfully minimalistic.
The calendar itself is an amazing jQuery plugin called FullCalendar which emulates a lot of Google Calendar’s functionality.
Currently students can view their academic timetable and if they have any, their Blackboard assignment deadlines. Both staff and students also have their own calendar which they can write to. Everyone can subscribe to their calendar on a mobile device or in another application such as Google Calendar.
In the next few weeks users will have access to their library book return dates, will be able to create new calendars and share events, and we’re currently developing a CalDav system that will allow true event syncing across multiple devices and applications.