It’s the beginning of the year and you would like to import your class schedule into your Google calendar. You subscribed from the Veracross calendar subscription page and subscribed to your class calendar. Then you realized that the imported schedule wasn’t really in your calendar. You wouldn’t get notifications for when you next class was about to start or you couldn’t see if you were busy or free because that calendar isn’t actually in your calendar. This post will show the steps needed to import your schedule into your personal Google calendar. These steps will not work on an iPad.
Go to the calendar in your Veracross portal and choose the subscribe tab.
On the calendar listing, RIGHT-CLICK the “All Classes” Subscribe link and choose COPY LINK ADDRESS.
The next two steps are the most important steps of this process.
After copying the link address, open a new browser tab and paste the link into the address bar of the new tab. You can either right-click in the address bar and choose paste or use Ctrl-V to paste the link in the address bar. If you pasted the URL properly, you should see a web address that begins with webcal://
You now need to change the text that reads webcal to http, keeping all the other text unchanged, and hit the enter key.
After you edit the text and hit enter, your browser will download a file to your computer. That file contains your class schedule that you will import into your Google calendar.
Open your Google calendar. Next to the Other calendars text there is a small arrow you should click that will open a menu of options. Choose the IMPORT CALENDAR option.
After you choose the import calendar option, a dialog box will open asking you to choose the file you want to import. You will upload the file you downloaded in Step 3. After you select your file and it is listed in the import box, you will click IMPORT to bring your schedule into your Google calendar.
That is all it takes to import your schedule into your Google calendar. Now if your peers did the same import into their calendars, you would be able to see if they were busy or free when trying to schedule an event with them through Google calendar.
There is one caveat for Upper School to notice after you import your schedule. Because of the alternating block schedule and lunch isn’t actually scheduled, classes that happen between 12:40pm and 1:55pm will show as a double block. The classes that start at 12:40pm will show as ending at 1:55pm even though it actually ends at 1:20pm.