Updates & Improvements

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  • NOV 8

    Video Tours
    For those of you that are visual learners (because we are too), we’ve released three new video guides this week! Learn how to check-in attendees to sessions and share these simple overviews of the web and app expereinces with your attendees.

    • NOV 4

      Digital Signage Settings
      To quickly set up monitors at different venues, you can now use direct links to display specific venues and use dark mode.

      • OCT 28

        Feedback Stays Open Longer
        Attendees can now leave session feedback up to 5 days after the event ends.

        • OCT 22

          Sync Eventbrite Orders in Smaller Batches
          We’ve polished the Eventbrite sync and fixed issues with processing the order data. Sched and Eventbrite are ever-evolving platforms and bugs creep up over time as they diverge and converge again. We’re in an ongoing dialogue with Eventbrite on ways to improve the experience further.

          • OCT 13

            Hide Past Days During Events on Mobile and Embed
            Our website has not been receiving enough love and care on mobile devices. We finally fixed a few glaring UI issues when viewing the regular website and embedded versions on phones and tablets. We’ll continue taking steps to make the mobile web experience even better.

            • OCT 6-14

              #schedcation in Medellín, Colombia
              We’re fully remote so we cram in a year worth of water cooler chats during a one-week workcation somewhere exciting. We spent the week revisiting our values and mission. Then we created a product roadmap for the next year and had a few amazing meals, adventurous outings, and wild cocktails in between.

              • SEP 17

                Add a Rate Limit to the Login Pages
                We make the platform and your data even more secure. We made it more clear when you exceed the number of login attempts, and what the steps to unlock your account are.

                • SEP 4

                  Email Campaign for New Users
                  We launched a campaign with super helpful tips for setting up a new event. It can be intimidating, especially when you’re trying to produce your inspiring agenda. These automatic reminders have best practices for creating life-changing events.

                  • 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 24

                        Footer Banner
                        Now you can add a footer banner to your event.

                        • 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

                                                    Tags!
                                                    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).

                                                                    2017