Creating a Calendar Invitation

In Google Calendar (google.com/calendar) click the red ‘CREATE’ button, and fill in details such as title, date, time, location etc. Note the check box for recurring events which lets you set properties for repeated events. Now on the left hand side add email addresses for invitees: When you have entered all invitees addresses click the…

Accessing Calendars

We don’t have custom St. Mark’s paper planners this year — all of that information is online (and therefore current). In Google, follow these directions to add the pertinent calendars to your Google Calendar (probably your form calendar and the color schedule). In Canvas, if you look at your Calendar, you can toggle on and off each of your courses in…

How do I reserve a room?

If you need to reserve a room for an event, you should either coordinate with the teacher whose classroom you want to use individually, or, for shared spaces, do this: Create a new event in Google Calendar (big red button in the top left, or draw on the calendar). Once all of your vital information is…

Set Up Your Class Calendar Quickly

I generally like to have all of my class meetings in my personal calendar, both because it makes it easier for other people to schedule meetings with me (a major feature of my lifestyle choices), but also because it makes it easier for me to plan my day and my classes if I know when they’re…

Color blocks don’t line up nicely on the hour… can I schedule them EASILY?

Why yes, you can. You need to be subscribed to the Color Schedule calendar in Google (see more). You can hide and show calendars by clicking on their names in the left-hand sidebar (I leave the Color Schedule hidden most of the time, because I find it overwhelming). Turn on the Color Schedule calendar and…

Where are the school calendars?

The school’s “master’ calendars (i.e. the ones that you should trust if there is any conflict, dispute or other confusion) are in Google and are synced hourly to Canvas. There are four groups of calendars that may be of interest. Click the links below to view (and, optionally, add to your own Google Calendar) these…

Help! I accidentally deleted something in Google Apps!

The good news is that, not only are there backups, but you have direct access to those backups whenever you need (or want)! We use a service called Backupify that creates a searchable backup of all of your files in Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, etc.) whenever you need it. Here’s how to restore something…

People’s calendars are complicated… how do I find shared free time?

If you want to schedule a meeting with a bunch of busy people, one of the biggest hassles is trying to find a time when everyone isn’t busy so you can meet! You can use Google Calendar to do this. You can get to Google Calendar through the toolbar the top of your Gmail. Once…