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Happy Friday!

With the recent addition of calendar integration in Google Classroom, a few people have asked us about merging calendars. Unfortunately in Google Calendar, you cannot merge calendars and there is no way in Google Classroom to select a different calendar to use other than the one that is automatically created.

There is a work around for merging calendars, you can export events from one Google Calendar and then import those events to a different Google Calendar. The export/import process does not have to be completed under the same Google account, once the events are exported, that person can share the exported event file with anyone to import on their Google Calendar.

There are a couple of situations you may find this process very useful for:
  • A public school calendar is owned by someone who leaves the school and someone else needs to take over posting public school events.
  • A teacher has created a public calendar for students/parents with homework or school events and would now like to transfer those events to their new Google Classroom calendar.
  • A team calendar is owned by someone who is leaving/no longer on that team and someone else would like to create a new team calendar and import those events.
Dave has created written instructions for the export/import process. Please click here to view the instructions. The instructions are also available in the Tech Contact/Media folder.

Have a safe and dry weekend!

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Friday Google Tidbit: Instructions for Exporting and Importing Events from Google Calendar

Happy Friday!

With the recent addition of calendar integration in Google Classroom, a few people have asked us about merging calendars. Unfortunately in Google Calendar, you cannot merge calendars and there is no way in Google Classroom to select a different calendar to use other than the one that is automatically created.

There is a work around for merging calendars, you can export events from one Google Calendar and then import those events to a different Google Calendar. The export/import process does not have to be completed under the same Google account, once the events are exported, that person can share the exported event file with anyone to import on their Google Calendar.

There are a couple of situations you may find this process very useful for:
  • A public school calendar is owned by someone who leaves the school and someone else needs to take over posting public school events.
  • A teacher has created a public calendar for students/parents with homework or school events and would now like to transfer those events to their new Google Classroom calendar.
  • A team calendar is owned by someone who is leaving/no longer on that team and someone else would like to create a new team calendar and import those events.
Dave has created written instructions for the export/import process. Please click here to view the instructions. The instructions are also available in the Tech Contact/Media folder.

Have a safe and dry weekend!

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