Topics in this article include:


Exporting the Blackboard iCal 

Adding the iCal Link to Office 365

Adding the iCal Link to Google Calendar / Android

Adding the iCal Link to iOS (iPhone/iPad)



Blackboard Calendar events can be synchronized with third-party calendars such as Outlook and Google via an iCalendar (iCal) feed. Once the iCal feed is set up on a third-party calendar, updates to events are automatically reflected on the third-party calendar. Please note that it may take up to 24 hours to sync the calendars.



Exporting the Blackboard iCal


From myLesley, access your My Blackboard content by clicking on your name on the top right-hand side of the page.


Click on the Calendar icon.


This will bring you into your myLesley Calendar. Here, you will see a list of all of your calendars (from each active course and community in which you are enrolled). Select or unselect the calendars you wish to view then click on Get External Calendar Link.



This will bring up a pop-up. Copy the link (command + C on the Mac, Ctrl + C on the PC).

You will then paste this link into your desired calendar.

  


Adding the iCal Link to Office 365


Log in to Office 365 at http://lesley.edu/email.


At the top of the page, click the Apps button.


Select Calendar.


Scroll down to Other Calendars and right click to open a menu.


Select Open Calendar.


In the Internet Calendar box, paste the link you copied from myLesley. Click Open.


Your myLesley calendar will be added to your Office 365 calendar. Please note that it may take up to 24 hours to sync the calendars.




Note: There is no direct way to subscribe to an .ics feed in Android yet. The workaround is to subscribe to the feed through Google Calendar.


Navigate to your Google calendar. On the left side of the page, locate Other Calendars and click on the chevron to open a menu.



Select Add by URL.


Paste the link you copied from myLesley and click Add Calendar.

Your myLesley calendar will be added to your Google calendar. Please note that it may take up to 24 hours to sync the calendars.



Adding the iCal Link to iOS (iPhone/iPad)


Navigate to your Settings and select Mail, Contacts, Calendars. In the Accounts section, select Add Account.


Select Other.


Select Add Subscribed Calendar.


Enter your iCAL URL and click Next.


Enter or change any of the information and click Save.


Your myLesley calendar will be added to your Google calendar. Please note that it may take up to 24 hours to sync the calendars.