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All aboard for the university calendar!

July 7th, 2009 by mdmcginnis

Events from calendar.tamu.edu are starting to pop up all over, including the top of Google search results (very interesting), and on departmental websites.

With more than 70 individual calendars, the system already includes events for:

And this week, we have started using the new calendar as the source for the events on the main Texas A&M University home page, instead of Google Calendar. To get your event listed, check the box “Please consider event for the main calendar” when you add it to your departmental calendar.

The first step in managing your departmental calendar is to log in with your NetID and password by clicking on Event Manager (under Submit Event in the lower left corner). If you don’t see a drop-down box that says “Choose your calendar,” email webmaster@tamu.edu with your NetID and the name of the departmental calendar that you will be responsible for. We will also give you a short URL, such as http://calendar.tamu.edu/corps/ or http://calendar.tamu.edu/dining-services/.

After your account has been set up, you will be able to select your departmental calendar in the Event Manager and start adding events. Administrators can also use the Event Manager to add secondary users to their departmental calendar, and give them whatever permissions you want them to have.

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4 Comments to All aboard for the university calendar!

  1. I’m interested in using the calendar system, but it doesn’t seem to be working. Department of Engineering has a calendar in place – not this one – and it works. I can’t find a link on Teaching Excellence site and the link on Petroleum Engineering is broken.

    What’s the time line on implementing this?

  2. Jennifer Rumford on July 17th, 2009
  3. It’s implemented now at calendar.tamu.edu and the A&M home page, as well as Transportation Services and Department of Petroleum Engineering. Donald St. Martin in the College of Engineering is testing it as well, though as you mentioned, they’re still using Google Calendar on their main pages. He has developed some easy Javascripts to use the calendar on any website.

    Though you may not see the calendar on many web sites yet, the number of organizations is growing fast that are entering events into their calendar and submitting them to the main calendar – greater than we ever saw under our previous calendar system.

  4. mdmcginnis on July 17th, 2009
  5. I still like to use Google Calendar to combine both TAMU Academics and my personal schedules. I would be nice if some or all of these calendars were available in some sort of downloadable format.

    Thanks

  6. Bill Coleman on July 28th, 2010
  7. Everything in the university calendar at calendar.tamu.edu is downloadable through RSS, iCal, and XML formats. We are trying very hard to get Admissions/Records involved in the project so that the Academic Calendar events will be included. We’ve been told that they will.

  8. Erick on August 2nd, 2010

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