Booking events from Robin dashboard

Overview

Robin makes it easy to find and reserve the best space for your office activities, wherever you are, with scheduling tools at your fingertips. Robin provides dynamic scheduling experience like interactive maps, calendar extensions (Google & Outlook), mobile app, & web dashboard, to help you find the optimal space for your activities.

For this guide, we are going to focus on the different ways to book events from the Robin dashboard and tips to improve your search results.

Option 1. Office Search

First step, choose your preferred search view (optional step or skip to the action)

Office Search (home page) helps you find the right space for the task at hand and offers a variety of ways to view available spaces. Take a look at the options below and choose the view that works best for you.  If your office has maps, the map view is the default. 

  1. Confirm you’re on the spaces tab.

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2. Choose your space view preference:

List view or thumbnail 

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List view or Map view

If you don’t see the Map view option that means your office doesn’t have maps set up.

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Now that you've set your preferred search view, next step is to create a search criteria to find the best space for your activity by adding filters like amenities. 

Set the search criteria

Robin works hard to find the optimal space for your activities. It checks all spaces in your office to find the best matches based on time, location, equipment, and number of people.

Using the office search page, add filters and event criteria to narrow down your search results. 

If your office has maps you can click directly on an available space on the map to learn more about the space or scan through the suggested spaces in the left panel. 

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Booking from results

When you see something you like, click on either the Book Meeting button or one of the green timepills to open the event composer to schedule an event. 

By default, Robin uses the following status colors to help users find a work area quickly. The status colors apply to time pills in dashboard and will may also notice the colors on spaces that appear on a maps & room displays. Your office may have custom status colors set and could look a little different. 

  • Red = In use (Spaces only).
  • Yellow = Booked, but not yet confirmed (Spaces only).
  • Green = Available (Spaces & Desks).

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Option 2. Create event button

This allows users to easily book meetings from the Robin dashboard. The Create Event button is accessible at the top right header in your dashboard from every view point. 

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Now you can easily add available spaces within your office, invite others by entering their email address, add a video conference link (Zoom and BlueJeans), and add a meeting service, like catering requests.

Option 3. Maps (optional feature)

Maps is an added feature to enhance office visibility at a glance. Floor plans with real- time availability
Easiest way to grab the right space in your office at all times. Robin uses the following default colors for space status: 

  • Green = Available
  • Yellow = Booked
  • Red = In use

Select an available space from the Map and space info will populate in the left toolbar.
Click on the Book button and fill out the event composer to reserve the space.

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Don’t  see the Maps option, but want to learn more? Right this way! 

Improving search accuracy

If you're an administrator in Robin, you can improve accuracy by completing a few steps. This will make sure all of your office space has the information needed to match best. You'll find these options under each space's Manage page.

 

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