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Subscribing to a Course Calendar in D2L

Subscribe to a calendar using a personal scheduling program, like Outlook, Google Calendar, or iPhone Calendar. 

Set up a Calendar Subscription

  1. Select the Calendar link from the course homepage.
  2. Select the Settings link. 
  3. Make sure the checkbox for "Enable Calendar Feeds" is selected.
  4. Select the Save button.
  5. Select the Subscribe link.
  6. The Calendar Subscriptions window will open. From the dropdown menu, select a course

    Note: The “All Calendars” option and the “Download” button do not work. When generating the subscription link, each course will need to be selected individually.

  7. Copy the calendar link.
  8. In the preferred scheduling software, find the option to add a calendar by URL. This varies by application:
    • In Outlook (Web only): Go to the Calendar section. Select Add Calendar, then select Subscribe from web. Paste the calendar link.
    • In Google Calendar (Web only): Select the plus sign beside Other Calendars, then select From URL. (Full instructions are available on the Google Calendar Help page.)
    • On an iPhone: Go into Settings and select Calendar, then Accounts. Select Add Account, then Other, and then Add Subscribed Calendar.

      Note: To setup auto-updates, under Settings, select Calendar then Accounts. Then, select Fetch New Data. Choose to either turn on “Push” or select the frequency of fetching data under “Fetch”.

    • In Mac Calendar Desktop App: Full instructions are available on the Apple Subscribe to Calendars page.

    Note: Due to technical limitations, calendar updates will occur when the calendar application refreshes. D2L has no control over calendar refresh timing. For Outlook and Google, it may take up to 48 hours for changes to be reflected.

  9. Paste the calendar link in the appropriate field.
  10. Select Save or Confirm


For information on editing and managing the events in the course Calendar see Viewing the Calendar and Adding Calendar Dates.