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Exporting events and subscribing to iCal feeds

About iCal feeds

iCal feeds give you access to your Calendar events outside of the learning tool, so you can view your course events in external calendars such as Microsoft Outlook® and Google Calendar®, and mobile devices such as iPhones, Blackberries, and Android phones. Note: Refer to your device or application instructions for adding an iCal feed, as each application can have a different method for managing iCal feeds.

Enable iCal feeds

  1. Log on to BeachBoard.
  2. Access the Calendar tool.
  3. Click Settings icon Settings in the calendar views area.
    Settings link
  4. Click the check box by Enable Calendar Feeds under Calendar Feeds.
    Enable Calendar feeds screen shot
  5. Click Save.

Exporting an iCal file

Exporting iCal files allows you to export your calendar events as static events into external calendar tools such as Google Calendar® or Microsoft Outlook®. Your external calendar will not reflect changes to your course calendar.

Export iCal files

To Do this
Export one Calendar
  1. Click the context menu icon context menu for the course name in the calendar management area, and select Subscribe icon Subscribe .
    Drop down menu and subscribe link screen shot
  2. Click the link, which downloads the iCal file to your desktop and imports it into your default calendar application.Click link to download iCal file screen shot

Subscribing to an iCal feed

Subscribing to iCal feeds syncs your external calendar application or device with the course Calendar tool, keeping you updated without necessarily logging in to BeachBoard.

Subscribe to an iCal feed

To Do this
Subscribe to one calendar
  1. Click the context menu icon context menu for the course name in the calendar management area, and select Subscribe icon Subscribe .
    Drop down menu and subscribe link screen shot
  2. Copy and the paste the URL into an external calendar tool.
    Click link to download iCal file screen shot

Note: Refer to your device or application instructions for adding an iCal feed, as each application can have a different method for managing iCal feeds.

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