Google Calendar is a wonderful tool with many features. This is just a basic overview. We will go over creating a calendar, adding events, and adding your calendar to your email page — makes it super easy to see what’s coming up.
First, log into your account and go to Calendar. You can do this by going to the top bar or Calendar when you first log in.
You will now create your own calendar. Find the ‘My Calendars’ section. Just to the right of that, there is a small arrow. Click on the arrow to create a new calendar.
Next, fill out the information for your calendar. If you would like to add this calendar to your website, be sure to check the ‘public’ option. You also have the choice to share your calendar with a few. Simply input their email addresses. When all information has been added click the ‘Create Calendar’ button located at the bottom of the page. This will then take you back to your calendar.
To view your calendar(s) click the small arrow to the left of ‘My Calendars’. Yours will be listed with separate colors for each calendar. To view other calendars, click the small arrow to the left of ‘Other Calendars’. You can add a variety of calendars, including friends. To view, and add, other calendars click on the small arrow to the right of ‘Other Calendars’ — the small arrow with a box around it. Holidays & Moon Phases calendars can be found under ‘Browse interesting calendars’. Once you find one that you like, you can ‘subscribe’ to it.
Add an Event:
The quick option is to click on the date of choice and fill in the information.
The other option is to ‘double click’ on the desired date and fill in the information. Remember, if you want the information to be posted on your webpage calendar, choose the ‘Public’ option. Save all information when you are done.
Joining Other Calendars:
You will receive an email notification that you have been added to a Calendar — by say your lovely secretary, to view the school’s Calendar. The Calendar will automatically be added to your Calendar page under ‘Other Calendars’.
View Calendar on Your email Page:
Going back to your email page, you will click on the ‘Gear’ on the right and choose ‘Settings’
From the ‘Settings’ page, you will go to the ‘Labs’ tab. Scroll down until you find ‘Google Calendar’. Once you have located it, be sure to ‘Enable’ the lab. Finally, ‘Save all changes’. This button can be found at the top or bottom of the page.
You can now easily switch between the ‘Chat’ option and the ‘Calendar’ by clicking on the icons at the bottom of the left column.
Soon, I will discuss how to add an attachment and ‘event flair’ to an event!