9. Subscribing to WebLearn Calendars using Outlook
WebLearn users may now veiw WebLearn calendars in other calendaring applications such as Outlook, Thunderbird (with the Lightning add-on), Google or iCal (Mac). This is known as subscribing to a calendar.
Subscribing to a WebLearn calendar means that a dynamic ‘link’ is created between it and another calendaring application. All changes made to the WebLearn calendar will automatically be reflected in the ‘other’ application which has subscribed to it. You can subscribe to a WebLearn calendar that is located in any WebLearn site.
The calendar URL that is generated by WebLearn is a private (secure) URL; there is little chance of anyone else being able to guess what the URL might be. If you think the URL might have become compromised, you can go back into the WebLearn Schedule tool and delete and/or regenerate it.
1. Generate the calendar’s private URL from the WebLearn Schedule (Calendar) tool. 2. Select the private URL 3. Subscribe to the WebLearn calendar from the external calendaring application. These are described in detail below.
The http:// format of the URL should work for nearly all calendaring applications and for most computer configurations; however the route is slightly more complicated. Using this format means that you copy the URL with the intention of pasting it into the other calendaring application using an option there such as 'Add calendar from the Internet' (or similar).
If you clicked on the webcal:// format of the URL:
If you copied the http:// format of the URL:
- Open your other calendaring application in the usual way.
- Find the option to 'Add calendar from the Internet' or 'Create a new calendar' or 'dd calendar by URL' (or similar).
- Paste the URL into the location window or URL box provided.