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How To: Import Your Events into Tandem

When you first begun to use Tandem, you are likely going to want to transfer old events from your previous system into Tandem. You can easily do this using our import events feature built within Tandem. To begin, you will need to export your events from your previous system into a CSV file. This is a very common file as it is a very simple Excel file. After you have this file, we recommend you download the import template that we provide to you within Tandem.


The example file that you have now downloaded includes all of the possible fields for an event within Tandem. The ones that are necessary are properly marked and the ones that are optional are also available. At this point, you will want to modify the events you exported from your previous system to have the same headers (titles) as the example file has.

Once this is done, you are able to import your modified events into Tandem. The system will then automatically alert you to any errors.

Contact us at 866-685-3449 or at if you need any help.

Tandem Facebook App Update

The Tandem Facebook Application received an update today that allows it to utilize the Facebook RSVP system. With this update, users are now able to RSVP for events within the Tandem Facebook App. For schools and universities, thsi gives them the ability to create events in Tandem and easily be able to track attendees via the Dashboard in Tandem. Just another great feature we are giving are user to help grow strong communities!

How To: Embed Your TandemCal

There are many alternatives for integrating your Tandem for School Calendar with your school website. Today, we would like to highlight how you can use the embed feature to place your Tandem calendar within your existing website. This option allows users to stay on your website while viewing the calendar as well maintain the look of your website when viewing your online school calendar. Here is a step-by-step guide:

1. Log into your calendar and select “Configuration” on the top right.

2. On the Configuration page select “Add to a Website”

3. Here you will find many different ways to integrate your online school calendar with your website. Scroll down to Iframe and copy the code that is in the box. This code is specifically for your calendar and is automatically provided by the Tandem calendar.

4. Next, you will need to paste the code you copied in the previous step into your website. How you manage your website will determine how easy this step is for you. In this case, I am using WordPress, so it is fairly easy.

5. You are now finished! If you need help with this process, feel free to contact us. In the meantime, view how these other customers have embed their school calendar into their website:

Kings Local, Kings Mill, OH:

Valley Catholic School, Beaverton, OR:

Concordia Lutheran High School, Fort Wayne, IN:

Personal Calendar Vs. Event Calendar

Many schools that switch to Tandem have been trying to use a personal calendar like Google Calendar to manage school events. When doing this, it quickly becomes evident why personal calendars are not well suited as an online school calendar. Here are just a few reasons to use a event calendar instead of a personal calendar.

Groups – An event calendar is designed to be used by many people at once instead of a single person. Thus, it has predefined groups that make it easy to schedule events and activities.

One Calendar – While a school may have multiple personal calendars, they should only have one group calendar. I say should because that don’t always but that is a matter of best practice. By doing this, a school is able prevent double-booking of facilities and groups.

Filter Function – An actual event calendar will give you the ability to filter the events on the calendar to just the relevant events. This is a feature the a personal calendar would lack.

It is important to consider these differences when selecting an online calendaring system. These few differences can make a huge difference with how happy your staff, parents, and communities are with your selection of an online calendaring system.

New UI Overview

Here is a quick overview of where your new features in Tandem are now located with the new UI. We hope that you find that these improvements are beneficial.

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

Tandem Facebook App

A Facebook app is now available for EVERYONE to use on their Facebook page. It is a free app that displays your page’s events in a more user friendly way. To add the Tandem Calendar, log into Facebook and visit Here you will have the ability to add it to any Facebook page that you manage. It will then display like this on your Facbook page’s calendar tab:

Tandem Social Hour

Thank you to everyone who attended the Tandem Social Hour and made it such a great success! We had about 20 people join us for appetizers and drinks at Daniel’s Broiler on the 21st floor of the Hyatt in Bellevue, WA. The meeting started with a introduction by Bryan Otis, CEO, where he discussed our recent additions of Twitter, Facebook, and QR Codes. He ended his presentation by introducing our new UI that is still in development. His presentation was followed by  a presentation from Darin Hanson, Customer Support Representative, where he highlighted the success that schools across the nation are having with Tandem.

Tandem for Schools Social Hour

Tandem for Schools Social Hour

The event ended with attendees discussing their favorite online school calendar!

Tandem Social Hour

Intand will be hosting a very special event for current customers following the WASWUG conference on March 7th. Learn about recent updates and hear success stories from other Tandem users while enjoying drinks and appetizers at Daniel’s Broiler. This event is free to Tandem users and you are encouraged to invite other guests who may be interested in Tandem for Schools. Contact us today to reserve your spot!