So far, students really like Wiggio for out of class communication with our club/production teams.
It was really simple to get them set up (see part 1) and they are using it often, which is a good indicator. It also has a really good app that works (the Edmodo app never worked for me with sending alerts to my groups). Students had their account set up in under a minute and some had the app installed right away, the site has simple directions and the user interface makes sense.
I think Google Calender is perfect for clubs, and you can create (and share) multiple calendars for classes, teams or activities. Sharing the calendar is easy- click the button next to the calendar name and “share this calendar”, then add the email address you want to have access, either as the editor or viewer. I set my calendar to public, so anyone can view, and add my club secretary as an editor. They add all the events and descriptions. Here is how to set it up:
Then all you have to do is click one button to export and add the calender dates to Wiggio, and BAM! your done. Forgetful students who sign up for your group can now get alerts from your calendar according to their preferences. Super easy, saves a lot of time.