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

You can import your Canvas calendar to Google Calendar. The calendar feed contains events and assignments from all of your Canvas calendars.

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.

Notes:

  • 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 immediately display in Google Calendar.
  • After you import the calendar feed your linked student is enrolled in a new course, you must re-import the calendar feed to include the new course calendar.

Open Calendar

Open Calendar

In Global Navigation, click the Calendar link.

Open Calendar Feed

Open Calendar Feed

In the Calendar page sidebar, click the Calendar Feed link.

Copy Calendar Feed

Copy Calendar Feed

To copy the calendar feed link, copy the text in the URL field [1].

To download the feed as an ICS file, you can click the Click to view Calendar Feed link [2].

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

Your calendar displays your calendars [1] and other calendars [2].

Add Other Calendars

Add Other Calendars

Click the Other Calendars Add icon [1].

To paste a copied calendar feed, click the From URL link [2].

To import a downloaded ICS file, click the Import link [3].

Add Calendar by URL

Add Calendar by URL

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

Add Calendar by File

Add Calendar by File

To import a downloaded ICS file, click to select the file [1]. Then click the Import button [2].