In Robin, a Space is most commonly a room inside of your office, such as a conference room. You can also use spaces as a way of marking common areas such as the cafeteria. Spaces can be created on a map for an interactive experience and may have calendars, devices (i.e., Room Displays), and other information connected with it.
When you connect a calendar system, such as Google or Office 365, employees can view room availability, book rooms for meetings, and manage their reservations in Robin.
- Connecting an Office 365 calendar system for space scheduling
- Connecting a Google Calendar system for space scheduling
- Connecting an Exchange account for space scheduling
You can think of the hierarchy like this: Acme Inc (Organization) > San Francisco (Campus) > 25 Broadway (Building) > Floor 3 (Level) > Conference Room (Space)
Spaces belong to a Building and a Level/floor. Levels/floors are required for office map configuration.
"Are spaces the same thing as calendars?"
Even though most spaces in your organization will have a calendar, you should view them as two separate things in Robin-land during setup. Spaces without a paired calendar show up as "On-Demand" and cannot be booked in advance. You can still use the room display apps to claim them on a "Check-in/out" basis.