Updates & Improvements

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  • AUG 14

    Moderator Tools
    It was confusing that moderators couldn’t access the same tools as speakers so they can now upload presentation files, edit sessions descriptions, draft emails to attendees, and view feedback. Any schedule conflicts will also be detected when moderators are added to sessions.

    • JUL 31

      Summer Cleaning
      We’ve done some cleaning on our codebase, which will make it easier for us to fix bugs and introduce new features. Unfortunately, the cleanup also introduced a few bugs of its own which were quickly squashed. We apologize for that!

      • JUL 22

        Removed LinkedIn Integration
        Due to changes made by LinkedIn, the integration has been disabled for now – hopefully not forever. Your attendees can incude a link to their LinkedIn profile in their Sched bio.

        • JUL 3

          Tag Sessions
          Tag sessions to publish or delete them in batches. You can also send messages to attendees of tagged sessions. Tags are visible to admins only.

          • JUN 10

            Virus Scan Hosted Files
            Presentation files uploaded to your sessions are now scanned for viruses. Even though we assume these files aren’t malicious, accidents happen and we want to ensure the safety of your participants and their data.

            • MAY 24

              Push Notifications
              Keep your attendees in the loop with short notifications to their mobile device. You can update everyone that has your app downloaded with news of session cancellations, exciting sponsor call-outs, and last minute venue changes. Available on the Native plan only.

              • MAY 2

                Print Speaker Schedules
                Prepare printouts for your speakers so they know where they’re speaking and when. Export all the speaker schedules to print at once. Quick guide here.

                • APR 24

                  Apple App Store Keywords and Subtitle
                  With our Native plan, you can customize the keywords and subtitle that will be listed with your app in the Apple app store.

                  • MAR 29

                    New Marketing Site
                    Our redesigned website explains all the benefits of Sched. More event organizerscan find us and make sure our platform is a good fit for their events.

                    • FEB 21

                      Hide capacity labels
                      Don’t allow your filling schedule to prevent interested people from signing up for your event. Hide the capacity labels that show filling and full sessions from users that aren’t logged in. They’ll become visible once an attendee registers and logs in.

                      • JAN 30

                        Speakers can view attendee feedback
                        Session feedback is as important for you as it is for your speakers. Allow them to view the feedback for their sessions.

                        • JAN 28

                          Export Session Links
                          Great for sharing specific sessions through your social channels, you can export the full list of links and short links to each session.

                          • JAN 22

                            Detect Schedule Conflicts
                            If there is a venue or speaker scheduled for sessions at the same time, Sched detects the conflict and flags it. Check out more in our guide to detecting conflicts.

                            • JAN 15

                              Speaker Order
                              If you have more than one speaker for each session, you can now manage the order they’re listed in. We know how important this is for academic events!

                            • 2019

                              • NOV 19

                                Export Presentation Files
                                Share all materials from your event with attendees and export the session presentation files in one place.

                                • NOV 12

                                  Add tags to participants’ profiles to send emails to certain groups.

                                  Remove attendees with personal agendas
                                  Confirm to remove an attendee that’s already created a personal agenda.

                                  • NOV 6

                                    Search Eventbrite Orders
                                    Click tickets listed on the Overview tab of attendee profiles to view the order details. See the purchase date, other tickets on the order, and link to the order in Eventbrite.

                                    • SEP 24

                                      Upload an image to the custom page
                                      Upload a venue map, sponsor ad, or flyer to the custom page. Guide to adding a custom page.

                                      • JUN 25

                                        Rename Moderators
                                        If you use another term like chairman or discussion leaders for your event, you can rename the role in your sessions.

                                        • JUN 11

                                          Joining Events
                                          Show attendees a prompt to join when visiting a new public event, instead of automatically adding attendees to events.

                                          Remove Roles
                                          Give particiapnts the possibility to remove themselves from non-admin roles via the directory.

                                          • JUN 4

                                            Improve how emails look in Outlook
                                            Email providers are always making changes so we made a few small tweaks to make sure the emails still look good on all platforms.

                                            Private profiles and unsubscribed from emails
                                            Check to see if an attendee’s profile is private and confirm if they’re signed up to receive emails. You will see an icon when viewing their profile in the control panel attendee directory.

                                            Account Security
                                            Make emails editable by admins only for unclaimed accounts and accounts with no email. Allow admin-initiated account merge only if one of the accounts to be merged is inactive.

                                            • APR 24

                                              Sched App Released!
                                              Access the full event schedule and details along with personal agendas. Download the app for offline caching so everything’s avaialble even if your connection drops. All events are listed in the app.

                                              • APR 10

                                                Attendees can delete their own accounts
                                                Delete means delete – there is no undo, it doesn’t just hide them, they’re deleted. This function is available from the yourevent.sched.com/profile page and sched.com/delete-account.

                                                • JAN 15

                                                  New Plans
                                                  We launched new plans that make it even easier to decide which one is right for your event. Whether you use Sched to engage with your attendees or to reserve seats, our new plans are built to support all types of events.

                                                • 2018

                                                • OCT 19

                                                  It’s HERE!
                                                  Check out our new look by visiting the new control panel from your event’s dashboard. Some of our favorite things include all privacy settings, exports, and messages in one place! We hope you love it as much as we do <3

                                                • JUNE 8

                                                  Sneak Peak: New Control Panel!
                                                  Our team has been working hard on a new control panel dashboard behind the scenes. We’re making events easier to put online and Sched more intuitive to use. Here’s a sneak peek. OK,… here’s one more!

                                                • MAY 9

                                                  Attendance Lists + Exports
                                                  Last year, we made it even easier to print out attendee’s schedules for them, if that’s your thing. This month, we fixed a few bugs to improve that process even more.

                                                • APR 26

                                                  Speaker Bios
                                                  You’ve got great speakers at your event and now attendees can preview their bios at the session-level, without needing to click on the speaker’s avatar.

                                                • APR 18

                                                  Viewing Sched on your Device(s)
                                                  Whether you use 5 monitors or a smartphone, we want you and your attendees to be able to view and sort your schedule easily.

                                                • FEB 10

                                                  Email Confirmation Message
                                                  We’ve added a pop-up message to confirm who you’re sending your email announcements to. Just in case 🙂

                                                • FEB 1
                                                  Sched Count is Live!
                                                  Sched Count makes it simple to manage and track session attendance within your event. It’s available in the iTunes store for all event’s on our Native plan.
                                                • JAN 18
                                                  Important Site Stats on your Dashboard
                                                  Your admin control panel now displays new data from your feedback surveys. You can use this information to better understand what’s happening at your event.
                                                • JAN 5
                                                  Attendees with more than 1 ticket
                                                  Because attending events is more fun with friends, if your attendee buys 2 tickets on Eventbrite, they can now reserve 2 seats on Sched for each session they reserve.
                                                • JAN 4
                                                  Collecting Feedback
                                                  We want to help you collect more feedback using Sched so now attendees are able to give survey feedback from their personal Sched page and will receive an email reminder at the end of each day.
                                                  But, what’s the point of collecting feedback if you can’t find it? We now include feedback stats in your post-event report.

                                                • JAN 3
                                                  Global Check-in Managers
                                                  Users can now be flagged as Global Checkin Managers, allowing them to access all sessions from the Checkin App (even if they’re not admins).