Webinar Video - Using CommuniBee App To Build Your Community
Last week, we hosted two webinars explaining how communities in Alberta can use CommuniBee for free to bring the community together. We’re happy to share the webinar in full with you today, along with a download link for the slides.
We’re happy to announce a number of major changes to CommuniBee. Not only do we have a ton of new features, but we’ve also opened up our platform so that Alberta’s communities can make use of the platform for free. We have a couple of webinars coming up that you can learn more about the platform.
CommuniBee just keeps getting more awesome! This release: streamlined community setup and user management, plus server optimization for faster performance.
This morning we published our latest rounds of enhancements to the CommuniBee dashboard and server. Here is a quick overview of the changes:
Community Configuration Streamlined
Previously, your community was set up on one page, and it got to be a very long page. We’ve broken it up, grouping sections together in a way that makes sense, like all things affecting appearance going under Configure Layout, so the app preview is always visible
This is where you select the features you want to enable in your community, and what you want to call them. This naming you choose will also be reflected throughout the dashboard now (i.e. you might change Amenities to Services)
If you want more control over who can join your community, this lets you specify one of three options:
No approval required: all users immediately have access to your community
Approval always required: users enter a pending state and need to be approved
Email Domains Auto Approve: if users email ends in one of the specified email domains, they are automatically approved
Quickly change the access level of a group of users by uploading a list of email addresses (one email per line) and selecting the access level to apply
We’ve also added a ‘PENDING’ tab to manage not-yet-approved members
We’ve made a lot of progress optimizing Comunibee. Recently, we’ve improved the load times, responsiveness, and server load capacity. That means that your community can handle thousands of users on the app without missing a beat!
Upcoming: Questionnaire Simplification
One change we’ve been promising is to simplify the questionnaires set up. The new, simpler version will not be compatible with the current app, so we are disabling the questionnaire button for a few days so incompatible questionnaires are not created. The new questionnaire feature will be available shortly along with an update for the app that includes several other minor tweaks and fixes.
The Events section allows you to create and schedule community events for your members. Depending on the event, your members can then RSVP or purchase tickets to attend the event.
Built into the event section is a Questionnaire tool, which allows you to set up a questionnaire or survey and send it out to members who have registered for an event. These questionnaires are particularly useful for gathering information about who is coming, to improve their event experience.
This CommuniBee training videos covers:
Creating event types
Getting events and questionnaires to show up in the CommuniBee app
The Uploads section allows you to upload any documents so that your members have access to them at all times through the CommuniBee app. This is a great place to add documents such as general guidelines, community mandates, and more.
This CommuniBee training video covers:
Getting documents to show up in the CommuniBee app
The Directory allows you to list important contacts and their contact information, such as their name, email address, phone number, and website. The Amenities section allows you to list noteworthy community locations, such as parks and playgrounds, and their locations.
This CommuniBee training video covers:
Adding directory items
Getting directory items and amenities to show up in the CommuniBee app