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Can I integrate a Google Calendar to a Blackboard course?

By embedding a Google Calendar into Blackboard Learn, you are able to display due dates and other events to students. The calendar will automatically update with any events you add to your Google Calendar. The students can add this to their personal Google Calendar as well.

Integrating a Google Calender into a Blackboard Course

1. Copy the embed code from a Google Calendar. Not sure how to get the embed code of a Google Calendar? Follow these instructions. 

2. In a separate tab, login to Blackboard Learn by going to the Blackboard portal login page.

2. Navigate to your course. Find the desired location of posting, then hover your mouse cursor over “Build Content”. Under the "New Page" menu, click on "Blank Page".

screenshot of the new page menu after hovering over Build Content

3. Enter an appropriate title for your calendar. Next, click the HTML button on the text editor. Note: If you don't see the HTML button, click on the two downward facing arrows to expand the full editing menu. 

Screenshot showing where to title the calendar and click on the HTML button

4. In the "HTML code view" popup window, paste the code by right clicking and selecting "Paste" (alternatively, use Ctrl + V). Click "Update".

screenshot of the HTML code view window

5. Finally, click "Submit".

screenshot showing the submit button

Note: In order to view the calendar, switch off "Edit Mode" or switch to the "Student View". (Icons are in the top right corner)

screenshot showing button to toggle edit mode on and off

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