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Exporting the Canvas Calendar to another calendar

Modified on: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 11:53 AM

The Calendar link in Canvas, located in the Global Navigation, will provide you an at-a-glance look at all upcoming course events and assignments. Go here to learn more: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10710

Exporting the Canvas Calendar

You can choose to export an iCal feed for your Canvas calendar and import it to another calendar, such as Google or Outlook—thus integrating your Canvas due dates into another calendar that you use regularly.

  1. First, click the Calendar Feed button in the right-hand column (See, Fig. 1):Fig. 1, Calendar Feed button
  2. Next, copy the link that is generated (See, Fig. 2)iCal link. Instructions say Copy the link below and paste it into any calendar app that takes iCal feeds (Google Calendar, iCal, Outlook, etc.)Fig. 2, Calendar Feed link

Copy this link to the new calendar

Microsoft Outlook (Desktop)

  1. Click the Calendar tab.
  2. Click the Open Calendar button and, from the menu, choose From Internet… (See, Fig. 3)
    Open Calendar from Internet menuFig. 3, From Internet link
  3. Paste the iCal link and click OK (See, Fig. 4)
    iCal link pasted from Canvas into New Internet Calendar Subscription dialog box in OutlookFig. 4, Paste in the iCal link

Microsoft Outlook (Office 365)

  1. Log in to your Webmail account.
  2. Go to Calendar.
  3. Go to Other Calendars and choose open calendar.
  4. Choose Internet calendar and paste the Canvas calendar URL.

Microsoft Outlook (Mizzou Faculty/Staff Webmail)

  1. Log in to your Webmail account.
  2. Go to Calendar.
  3. Click Share and scroll down to Add Calendar…
    Add Calendar in Microsoft Outlook webmail interfaceFig. 5, Add Calendar
  4. Choose Calendar from Internet and paste the iCal link. Click OK.
    Calendar from Internet dialog box in Outlook webmail. Calendar from the Internet is selected, with Canvas iCal link pasted.Fig. 6, Calendar from the Internet

Google Calendar

  1. Under Other calendars, click the down arrow to expand the menu. Choose Add by URL.
    Other Calendars dialog box in Google Calendar. Add by URL is circled in red.Fig. 7, Add by URL
  2. Paste the URL and click Add Calendar.
    Add by URL dialog box in Google Calendar, Canvas iCal link pasted in URL box.Fig. 8, Add Calendar button

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