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Google Calendar’s often forgotten Event Publisher

27 May

There is a little tool that is hidden in the help area of Google Calendar. Call it an Easter Egg if you will. It is Google Calendar’s Event Publisher.

There are actually two tools on this page; the individual event publisher and an entire calendar publisher.

Both of these tools allow you to create a “Google Calendar” button for an event or an entire calendar. First off these buttons provide a link to an event that you might be promoting or maybe a calendar that you might want people to be able to subscribe to.

But what to do with these buttons. After you insert your information and hit “Create button HTML” you can then use the simple HTML code that is supplied to post an event or an entire calendar to your website. When people click on the button they will launch a Google Calendar window and are asked if they would like to add the event/calendar to their Google Calendar.

You can add this button to almost anywhere you can insert HTML code including a Google Map.

Now someone can add the event to their calendar from Google Maps.

For more information on Google Calendar please check out either of my Google Calendar Training pages at SmallSchoolBigTech.com or at Google Teacher Academy Resources

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3 Comments

Posted by on May 27, 2010 in Teaching

 

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3 responses to “Google Calendar’s often forgotten Event Publisher

  1. Mark Carls

    June 28, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Great resources and ideas. I was hoping to find out how to take a Google Form where I have teacher’s sign up for times when I can visit them and to have the results fill my Google Calendar? Then, maybe I could also get rid of overlaps or repeats on the time? Just curious if it’s possible somehow and thought you’d know or someone in here.
    Thanks again,
    Mark

     
  2. Danny Silva

    June 28, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Hi Mark,

    First, thanks for the comment. Second, I think this is what you are looking for…“Adding Event to Google Calendar Using Google Apps Script” I have not tried it out but I think the only way you are going to get the job done is with a script.

    Thanks

    Danny

     

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