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Customize your Tandem Event Wizard

Each organization is unique in their various scheduling needs. With that in mind our latest update will to allow you to customize the Event Wizard to better suit your needs.  You will now be able to move fields around, simply move your mouse over the handle on the left side of a field, then click and hold to drag it elsewhere on the form.  Hide fields that you never use into the collapsed “More Options” area and move others that you use more frequently out of the collapsed part of the wizard.  We hope this helps you tailor Tandem in ways that work best with your organization and team.

Overview – Tandem Pages

A page is a calendar landing page with a custom set of events that you define by using your locations, tags, groups, or equipment. Pages display events that are already on your calendar.

Examples: sports schedules, group events, yearly calendars, or any custom list of events you want to create.

Anyone viewing a Page online can sign up to “Get Updates” (via email or text messages) when events are added, updated, canceled, or rescheduled.

Creating a Page is simple. Using your custom groups, locations, or tags, simply select what you wish to display, add a title for your Page, and click “create”. Tandem will create custom landing page, and website url, so your page can be shared.

All of your pages will be listed in the Pages area, and each Page can be integrated into your website.

Pages can be displayed publicly on the web or privately to your internal team.

Pages are a part of all paid Tandem accounts. Accounts on our free version are able to create 1 Page.

Note: Pages replaces our previous “Reports” experience.

We are so excited to see what type of Pages you create!

A new, new website!

Hey everyone in Tandem schedule-land. We’ve recently updated our site with more information about what Tandem does, along with some case studies of some of our current Tandem users. We’ve simplified the signup process for both school administrators, and for parents and students looking for their school’s Tandem schedule.

We hope this makes it easier to learn more about what Tandem does, and easier for our current and future users to sign in from our website.

Enjoy the Spring!

Hey, look at that! A new Tandem website!

We hope you enjoy our new, responsive website. We’ve been working on our design to automatically format the size based on the devise that you are using: a laptop, tablet or mobile phone. So, whatever device you’re reading this on, it should look great! And, if it doesn’t… please let us know 🙂

Also, we’re happy to announce that we’ve acquired the url, which for the time being, with re-direct to But, over time, we will be transitioning to the website, because… well, basically, it’s just better. What’s the name of our app? Tandem! And now, what is the name of our website?! Hooray for shorter urls!

We wish everyone out there in school-land a Merry (upcoming) Christmas!

Happy scheduling with Tandem!

Tandem in the top 100

We are excited to announce that for the 2nd year in a row, Tandem has been chosen by District Administration as a Top 100 Product!

District Administration Top 100

How To: Add Menu

At Tandem, we want your organization to have one online school calendar for ALL events. To accomplish this goal, there is a little known feature of the Tandem calendar that allows you to post your organization’s menu to your favorite online school calendar. To do this, follow these simple instructions:

1. Select the Menu Tab

Online School Calendar - Menu, 1

2. Select “Add” from Menu view.

Online School Calendar, Menu - 2

3. Enter the necessary information. If you do not have any menu types yet, enter them now.

Online School Calendar, Menu - 3

Now, your menu is available and ready to be enjoyed!

College Event Calendar

The Tandem Calendar is a very powerful tool for an organization of any size. That is why we are not surprised to see the recent interest from colleges and universities in the Tandem event calendar. We are glad to see that Salem State, University of Washington, University of Alabama, and Ohio Northern University are all now using their Tandem calendar. Here are just a few reasons community colleges and universities are using Tandem:

Community Colleges: Needing a way to rent unused facilities to community groups, community colleges often benefit from the ability to place ALL school events in one place online. With this ability, community colleges can rent facilities with confidence knowing that the facility is not being used by any other group at that time. Tandem simplifies the process further by allowing community groups to pay online using a credit card.

Universities: With a large amount of events occurring in just each department, universities need an easy way to communicate events across all departments. With the Tandem calendar, we often see music or athletic departments benefit the most from its use. These departments benefit greatly from the ability to submit internal and external event requests, create customizable approval systems, and the ability to make certain events private.

Darin’s Last Day

There was a bittersweet moment at the office this past month as Darin Hanson had his last day as part of the Tandem Team. While we congratulate Darin on his new position elsewhere, it is difficult to see him go. He has been a key member of the support team here at Intand for the past 3 years, and his presence will surely be missed. We wish him the best of luck at his new position and hope he can find time to visit the office on Pizza Thursdays.

For reference, you can still contact us at as we are still dedicated to providing excellent customer service. If Darin was your main contact here at Intand, you will now be provided excellent customer support by our newest team member, Mitsu Kubo. If you have not had a chance to talk to him, feel free to call and introduce yourself. He is a friendly guy. You can email him at

Interview with Bryan Otis, CEO of Intand

What does the name “Intand” mean?  How was the company started?

These and other questions are answered in an interview with Bryan Otis, CEO and Co-founder of Intand.  During this interview, Bryan goes in detail about the formation of Intand and its origins at Bellevue Christian School.  You can find the entire interview on EdTech Digest.

Tandem Voted a Top 100 Product by District Administration

Thank you to all of our customers for voting Tandem for Schools as a Top 100 Product of 2010!  In late August we sent a request to our customers asking them to vote for us and they sure came out in droves.  Recognition as a Top 100 Product means a lot to the staff here at Intand and we are extremely grateful that are customers voted for us.  You can feel the energy here in the office today!

You can find the entire list of the Top 100 Products on the District Administration website.