Product News Q4

November 30, 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, we're excited to announce the release of a fully reworked draft mode, improved scheduling viewer control, and dynamic object headers

Our Product & Engineering teams have been hard at work over the last couple of months, fine tuning the user interfaces and last lines of code on some very exciting new features.

At TimeEdit, we're obsessed with creating a scheduling solution that seamlessly adapts to the shifting needs of schedulers, course administrators, professors, and students across the world. Though we're always trying to develop our products together with our customers, this year has seen an increased level of co-creation as we have tried to pull our weight in helping higher education institutions across the world plan around the rapidly changing lockdown situations.

The list of improvements and new features is long, but some of the things we're most excited about are:

A completely reworked Draft mode in TE Core

For schedulers, one of the most critical features for scenario planning is being able to create multiple versions of a schedule, and quickly change between the different versions before committing one to the final schedule. With our new Draft mode, a user can seamlessly create an unlimited number of drafts, with the click of a button move between the various drafts, and in the blink of an eye go back to the published version without worrying about losing data - changes to drafts are auto saved on the backend and can be retrieved at any time.

Quickly add reservations to a new draft, or add them to an existing one

Improved control and administration in TE Viewer

As 2020 has showed us all, schedules are not static entities that can remain unchanged. Crucially then, a scheduling viewer application needs to be highly configureable and customizable to ensure that the most critical information is displayed clearly to the end-users. With our redesigned administrative interface in TE Viewer, we've made it considerably more easy for an administrator to configure the content and layout of the public schedules,  to help with the communication of the schedules to all relevant parties.

Dynamic object headers in TE Core

Along the same lines of the need to easily shift around resources as the teaching situation changes, we've created a brand-new feature in TE Core that allows the user to quickly pivot the calendar to slice the calendar data based on an object filter. Statically splitting the calendar based on a set of objects is a well-known (and well-liked!) feature we've supported for a long time, and combining this with the ability to use an arbitrary filter to dynamically set your objects drastically speeds up the workflow of getting a holistic overview of the scheduling progress.

Object headers in the calendar in TE Core

These are only some of the new features that have kept us busy during the last quarter, and there's plenty more brewing that we're looking forward to sharing with you in the coming months - stay tuned!