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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.

Enabling iCal Feeds

  1. Log on to BeachBoard.
  2. Access the Calendar tool.
  3. Click Settings in the calendar views area.
    Enable iCal Feeds
  4. Click the checkbox by Enable Calendar Feeds under Calendar Feeds.
  5. Click Save.
    Enable iCal Feeds part 2

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

  1. Click Subscribe in the calendar views area.
    iCal Subscribe Button
  2. Select the calendar you wish to download.
  3. Click Download.
    Export iCal Prompt

Note: If the Download button does not work, copy the URL and paste it into the URL which will download the iCal file to your desktop and import it into your default.  

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

  1. Click Subscribe in the calendar views area.
    iCal Subscribe Button
  2. Select the calendar you wish to subscribe to.
  3. Copy and paste the URL into an external calendar tool.
    iCal Subscribe Link Location

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.