One of the difficulties in moving from one platform to another is that each often uses a different name for the same function.
|In GroupWise||In Smith Calendar|
|Meeting||Event with invites|
|Busy Search||Find a time|
|Proxy Access||Delegate or Share|
Some of the information you will see in Google supported calendar documentation talks about booking resources. Smith College will continue to support Resource 25. However, if you have a room that you share with your department that is not in Resource 25, you could create a calendar for that room and share it with your department.
With Google Calendar, you can schedule meetings and events with your coworkers, just as in the GroupWise calendar application. Here's a selection of resources for learning about your new Smith calendar.
Schedule events, send invitations, add attachments and print a calendar
|Set up Reminders, Sharing, and More||
Set up event reminders, invitation replies, calendar sharing, and creating additional calendars
Quick Video Clips
Short video clips on creating and editing events, inviting guest and sharing your calendar. These clips were created by professional course-ware developers lynda.com and Boost elearning.
If you manage another person's calendar...
If you directly manage others' calendars then this guide is for you. This guide will provide information on delegated Smith calendars, common tasks, tip and tricks, along with recommended Calendar Labs.
Google Calendar for Administrative Assistants
What's Not Available
Google Calendar provides most of the features you're used to in GroupWise. However here are some features that aren't available.
- Offline access -- You must have the Internet to use Google Calendar. However, mobile access is available.
- To add an attachment to an event, you must provide a link to it in Google Docs. This means Word, PDF and Excel documents will not attach from your network drive.
- Custom view options -- There's no separate reading pane or custom views for printing.
- You can't move any components in the Google Calendar window.
- Notes are not available.
Additional FAQs from Google