Basic FAQ for Google Calendar
For general Google Calendar instructions, Google Calendar documentation.
The main difference is who else can see your calendar. Your personal calendar can probably be viewed by your friends and family. Your Rice Google calendar will only be visible to people who log in with a rice.edu account.
No . Your Rice Google calendar is accessed by your rice.edu login, but you don't have to be on the Rice network or connected by VPN to login. As always, be cautious of using public computers for any Rice system or account login because public computers are popular targets for ID theft.
Yes. Mobile devices with Internet access can be used to manage your Rice Google calendar.
Each person must accept the Terms of Service in MyNetID for their own NetID.
There are several ways to set up room reservation management in Google Calendar.
Click the tiny down-arrow to the right of your new schedule's name and select 'Display only this calendar.' Now, anywhere you click in the calendar proper, you'll create a new event on that schedule. As you create an event, click 'Edit event details' to see more options.
Click the tiny down-arrow to the right of your new schedule's name and select 'Share this calendar.' Now you can choose to share just this schedule with specific people, with all Rice users, or with the world. Click 'Save' and then click the tiny down-arrow to the right of your new schedule's name to select 'Calendar settings.' Click the XML, iCal, or HTML icons on the settings page to get URLs for your schedule's possible formats.
If you click the HTML icon on the settings page of a shared schedule, you will be given the option to use a configuration tool to embed a calendar widget you can put onto a web site. Note that Google sites can embed Google calendars directly.