New! Schedule Lucid Meetings Directly In Google Calendar

Nov 18, 2015 by Elise Keith in release announcement (3 minute read)

We’re delighted to report that our long anticipated integration with Google Calendar and Google Chrome is now available in the Google Chrome store (here)

Anyone with a Google account can install the Chrome extension. This integrates Lucid into your Google universe by adding a quick-drop panel to your Chrome menu, and a new option to add Lucid meetings to the events on your Google calendar.

Read on for all the details.

Lucid in Google Calendar

Now room managers and account owners can create Lucid meetings right in Google Calendar, where you manage the rest of your schedule.

Here’s how that works.

  • Add a Lucid meeting to any event.
    Pick the meeting room and template you want to use, and Lucid will schedule a new meeting linked to that event. You’ll see a link to the Lucid meeting on your calendar, and we’ll fill in your event description with handy details for anyone you invite.
Screenshot: adding Lucid to google event
1. Click to add a Lucid meeting to your Google event, then...
Screenshot: Lucid details in google calendar
2. See Lucid details on your Google calendar
  • Invite people using your calendar
    Anyone invited to your Google event gets automatically added to your Lucid meeting.
  • Make changes in Lucid or Google. We’ll keep it all in synch.
    Change the meeting name, add or remove people invited, change the date and time, cancel the call - your changes get made automatically in both systems.
Rescheduling instantly updates both systems
Changes show up in both systems

Quick note: you must have access to schedule meetings in at least one Lucid meeting room to use this feature.

Lucid in the Chrome Menu

The Chrome menu extension ensures your upcoming meeting information is never more than one click away.

Here’s what you’ll get.

Lucid appears in your Chrome menu. Click it to open up the Lucid window. From there, you can:

  • Start a new meeting instantly
    Need to quickly start a call? Pick a meeting room and click Start Meeting. A new browser tab will open and start a meeting right then. (Available only to people who have Room Manager access.)
  • See your upcoming meetings
    Review your Lucid Meetings schedule and click to open the meeting pages. There you can work on the agenda, RSVP, and get prepared in advance.
Screenshot: meetings in chrome pop-up
Instantly start a new meeting and open your scheduled meetings from the Chrome menu
  • Complete open action items
    See your open action items from past meetings, and mark them done directly in the pop-up. Click the button to open all your action items in Lucid and rock the follow-through.
  • Access Lucid support and your Lucid dashboard
    Links to quick launch the Lucid dashboard and support portal mean you never have to remember our funky links again.
Screenshot: action items in pop-up
Mark action items complete and open your action item dashboard

You want more? Check out our new forums!

In case you hadn’t noticed, our blog is chock-a-block full of best practices advice about meetings. We don’t write about the Lucid Meetings platform much here, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to share. In fact, we update the Lucid Meetings platform several times each month.

That’s why, starting in January, we added community forums to our support site. Head on over to find:

  • Product Announcements!
    Short notes about small changes, bug fixes, and new features.
  • Feature Requests!
    Brand new, and ready for your ideas! Share a feature request, and vote for your favorite feature ideas.
  • Questions, Tips, & Problems!
    Not quite sure how use a feature? Have a question about how to best approach a specific kind of meeting? Do you have a tip that you think other people might want to learn? Share it here and start the discussion.

We’re excited to hear what you think about the new Chrome extension, and to learn more about how we can help improve your meetings going forward!

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