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How do I subscribe to the Calendar feed using Google Calendar as an instructor?

How do I subscribe to the Calendar feed using Google Calendar as an instructor?

You can import your Canvas calendar to Google Calendar. The calendar feed will contain events and assignments from all of your Canvas calendars, including reserved Scheduler appointment slots.

The steps in this lesson are also relevant for those using Gmail via Google Apps for Education. Google Apps for Education provides an Institution Email Account to those institutions participating in the program. To learn more, visit the Google Edu website.

Once you have subscribed to the calendar feed, you can remove or unsubscribe from the calendar feed at any time.

Note:

  • Future events up to 366 days in the future, and past events within 30 days, are included when exporting a Canvas calendar to Google Calendar. The calendar feed includes up to 1,000 items.
  • Google Calendar periodically updates but may take up to 24 hours to sync with the Canvas Calendar. Canvas update may not be immediately visible in Google Calendar.

Open Calendar

Open Calendar

In Global Navigation, click the Calendar link.

Open Calendar Feed

Open Calendar Feed

Click the Calendar Feed link.

Copy Calendar Feed

Copy Calendar Feed

Copy the calendar feed link.

Log in to Google Account

Log in to Google Account

In a new browser, log in to your Google Account.

Note: If you are participating in Google Apps for Education, log in to your Institution Email Account to subscribe to the Calendar Feed.

Locate Calendar

Locate Calendar

Click the Calendar link.

View Calendar

Once you click the Calendar link, you will view your Calendar.

Add Other Calendars

Add Other Calendars

Locate the Other Calendars drop-down menu to find the Add by URL option.

Add Calendar by URL

Add Calendar by URL

Take the copied URL from Canvas and paste it into the box [1]. Click the Add Calendar button [2].

Comments

I did this (and it worked) and then added an assignment on Canvas but it did not update on my Google Calendar. Will it eventually? Does the comment at the top mean that it will take 24 hours for each event to show up in Google after I have added it to Canvas?

Hi @ericapowellpccs

Syncs from Canvas to the Google calendar happen daily, so yes, depending on when you add the assignment in Canvas and when the sync happens, it can take up to 24 hours for the event to display in your Google calendar. If you add multiple events to your Canvas calendar before the sync, all of those events will get added to your Google calendar when the sync occurs. 

Hopefully that helps clarify the way this is supposed to work. Let us know if you have any further questions. 

Thanks, 

Allie 

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