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Subscribing to a Course Calendar in D2L

You can subscribe to a calendar using a personal scheduling program, like Outlook, Google Calendar, or iPhone Calendar. All course events will appear in your scheduling software.

Set up your Calendar Subscription

  1. Go to the course’s Calendar.
  2. Click the Settings link on the upper-right side of the page. The Settings dialog box will open.

  3. Select Enable Calendar Feeds.
  4. Click the Save button at the bottom of the window. The window will close, and the Subscribe link will now appear to the right of the Settings link .
  5. Click the Subscribe link. The Calendar Subscriptions window will open.
  6. Copy the link for your D2L calendar. (See the note below on selecting a calendar for your subscription if you don't want to subscribe to the calendars for all of your courses in D2L.)
  7. In your preferred scheduling software, find the option to add a calendar by URL. This varies by application:
    • In Outlook, go to the Calendar section, click Open Calendar, then select From Internet.
    • In Google Calendar, click the drop-down arrow beside Other Calendars, then select Add by URL. (Full instructions are available on Google's Calendar Help page.)
    • On an iPhone, go into Settings, then touch Mail > Contacts > Calendars. Touch Add Account, then Other, and then Add Subscribed Calendar. (Full instructions are available on Apple's Subscribe to Calendars page.)
  8. Paste the text you copied, i.e., the link to your D2L calendar, in the appropriate field, then save or confirm. Events in your course’s Calendar will now appear in your personal calendar.
  • NOTE: Selecting your Calendar Subscription

    By default, the Calendar Subscriptions dialog box will display a link that will add the Calendars for all your courses to your scheduling software. If you want to only add the Calendar for one course, select that course from the drop-down menu before copying the link.


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

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