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Outlook

Adding a single event

Go to the iSchool Events webpage and click on the event which you would like to add to your Outlook account. To the right of the event title, click on the purple calendar icon and you will see a URL for the event(See example below).

iCal

Copy the URL and open your Outlook Calendar. Make sure you’re under the Home tab up at the top, and click on Open Calendar. Select “From Internet…” and paste the URL. Click yes if you would like to add this internet calendar to Outlook and subscribe to updates.  Click “Advanced…” to configure settings for this calendar. Once you’ve successfully added the event to your calendar, you will see a new calendar name showing up beneath the Other Calendars section on the left panel. The event title will show up in the calendar on the right side. Double clicking on the event will open up a new window with the event details.

Subscribing to the iSchool Events iCal

To subscribe to all iSchool Events and import them to your Outlook calendar, go to the iSchool Events block on the iSchool homepage . Click on the purple calendar icon next to the block title and copy the URL. This will be the URL for all iSchool events.

events block

Follow the same procedure as described above for adding a single event, except use the all events URL this time. Once the calendar is successfully added, you should see all the events title appearing in the calendar field.

 

Google Calendar

Adding a single event or subscribing to the iSchool Events iCal can be done using the same method. Just remember to copy the appropriate URL for the either the single event or the entire Events iCal as described above. Then open and sign in to your Google Calendar. On the left side click the down-arrow next to Other calendars. Select Add by URL and paste in the URL you obtained previously. After you click on Add Calendar, the event or collection of events will appear at their corresponding dates in the calendar on the right side.

Another way to add the events to your Google Calendar is through importing. After you grab the URL of the event or the iSchool Events iCal, copy and paste it into a new tab in your browser and hit enter. The ics file of the event(s) will be downloaded automatically onto your local drive (ics is basically a filename extension for iCalendar files). Then go to your Google Calendar, click the down-arrow next to Other calendars again and choose Import Calendar instead. Click on the Choose File button and locate where the ics file was saved on your local drive. Double click on the file to add it and press Import. There will be a popup notifying you the number of events that have been successfully imported. The events imported will also be reflected in the calendar field.


If you have any questions after reading this article or if you need any help, please don't hesitate to contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.

http://ischool.uw.edu/help
(206) 616-3086