In the admin console, go to Directories > Resource types to view and manage the types of resources available.
To add a new resource type, click the "New" button and fill in the information:
Next click "Create" to quickly create a resource type or "Create & edit" to create a resource type and access further customization options (see "Editing a resource type").
To edit a resource type, click it in the list of available types.
The resource editing window enables you to change the label, add a default icon and edit or add custom properties.
In the Directory Browser, click "New" > "Resource" and fill in the information for the resource you want to create:
Next click "Create" to quickly create a resource or "Create & edit" to create a resource and access further customization options (see "Editing a resource").
To edit a resource, click its name in the list of available resources.
The resource editing window enables you to change the parameters set on creation and add custom fields (capacity, description, etc.):
To add or change a resource's picture (avatar), click the blank picture box or the existing photo.
From BlueMind 3.5.5, administrators can choose to allow or prevent multiple bookings (overbooking) for a resource:
Note that only administrators have access to these settings, resource managers continue to be users who have been given the right to edit a resource calendar (accept/reject/edit events).
The new "Working days" tab allows you to set resource availability days and times, as well as the minimum duration they can be booked for (1hr, 2hrs, half-day, day) and time zone:
These settings are for information purposes only and will not stop users making reservations outside available hours or for a shorter period.
By default, public share privileges for resources are set to "can book this resource and see its bookings": all domain users can see the calendar and request access to this resource by adding it to an event.
To modify public share rights level and/or grant additional rights (to the resource administrator or specific users, for example), click the "Calendar sharing" tab:
Possible rights are:
This tab also allows you to share the calendar externally and manage its availability (freebusy).
For more information on sharing, go to Managing shares.
To connect a resource to an event, simply add it to the list of participants (as you would a user) when creating an event.
Once the event is created, the resource's managers (those with calendar modification privileges) can accept or reject the invitation request through their calendar or the invitation message itself (provided a request was sent).
To find out more about using resources, see the user's guide page on Les ressources.