Calendar enables you as an individual to store in a central, secured location any information that you might keep in a Personal Information Manager (PIM) such as diaries, task lists, etc. One advantage of keeping such information in such a central repository is that your valuable data will be kept secure. More importantly, Calendar can enable groups of users to collaborate more effectively by allowing meeting coordinators to obtain immediate access to participants' availability.
Using the Web client is the simplest way of using the software when at home or away from your office. It is particularly suitable if you do not have access to install software on the computer you are using.
To start up and sign in to the Oracle Calendar Web client:
The first time you use the client, the default Daily view of your calendar - with any entries for the current date - is displayed.
The toolbar allows you to change views, add meeting tasks and other agenda items to your calendar.
Note: unless you make further entries, the next time you sign into the calendar, your monthly view will be displayed.
These icons appear on the right-hand side of the screen:
|Switch to Accessible mode for screen readers (see Help)|
|Edit your Preferences to configure the Web client to your needs|
|Edit Access Rights|
Accessibility note: You can increase the font size using your browser. If you are using Internet Explorer, this requires the following steps:
To enter a commitment in your diary, you use the Create a Meeting command. This command is also used to enter holidays, conferences, or any other commitments. The time is blocked our in your agenda, indicating that you are not available to do anything else.
To create a meeting entry:
You will be taken into Daily View from where you add your appointment:
More information on Importance and Access levels is given in the tutorial document Getting started with Oracle Calendar (document calendar-t1).
The image below shows an example meeting entry.
Setting up recurring meetings and inviting colleagues to meetings are covered in document calendar-t1. The procedure used is similar to that of the desktop client.
To logout of Calendar, Close the Web browser. If you leave the computer unattended without closing the browser, anyone can use the Back icon to go to your calendar and read the entries.
The practical workbook for the use of the Windows desktop client (document calendar-t1) gives additional information on setting up meetings and booking resources, attaching meeting papers and links to Web pages, entering tasks and daily notes, creating groups and viewing combined agenda groups. Whilst the document is written for the desktop client the processes are almost identical and the document should be used alongside this one.