How do I subscribe to the Calendar Feed using Google Calendar?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). This lesson may include two images for specific steps to show the difference between the two designs. Unless otherwise indicated, the functionality and location of the components remain the same. The view available to you is determined by your institution.

You can import your Canvas calendar to Google Calendar.

The steps in this lesson are also relevant for those using Gmail via Google Apps for Education. Google Apps for Education provides an Institution Email Account to those institutions participating in the program. To learn more, visit the website.

Note:

  • All future events and past events within 30 days will be included when exporting a Canvas calendar to Google Calendar.
  • Google Calendar periodically updates but may take up to 24 hours to sync with the Canvas Calendar. Canvas update may not be immediately visible in Google Calendar.

Open Calendar

Open Calendar

In Global Navigation, click the Calendar link.

Locate Calendar Feed

Locate Calendar Feed

Click the Calendar Feed link.

Copy Calendar Feed

Copy Calendar Feed

Once you click the Calendar Feed link, copy the iCal link.

Note: iCal links will also work with any calendar that accepts iCal feeds such as iCal, Outlook, and Yahoo Calendar.

Log in to Google Account

Log in to Google Account

In a new browser, log in to your Google Account.

Note: If you are participating in Google Apps for Education, log in to your Institution Email Account to subscribe to the Calendar Feed.

Locate Calendar

Locate Calendar

Click the Calendar link.

View Calendar

Once you click the Calendar link, you will view your Calendar.

Add Other Calendars

Add Other Calendars

Locate the Other Calendars drop-down menu to find the Add by URL option.

Add Calendar by URL

Add Calendar by URL

Take the copied URL from Canvas and paste it into the box [1]. Click the Add Calendar button [2].

View Subscribed Calendar

View your Google Calendar with the events and assignments from your Canvas calendar.

Note: The calendar may take up to 24 hours to sync with Canvas.