My Space - Calendar

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The Calendars in My Space

  • "My Calendar" in My Space contains timetables for all the classes and groups that the student is a member of and the students own calender items.
  • Each class and group also has its own calendar with timetables.
  • Students can not remove elements in the calendar related to the classes and groups they are members of.
  • Timetables are imported from the university’s electronic time-planning system (Syllabus).
    • If you have comments regarding the timetable contact a lecturer or a course administrator.
  • Students can add personal activities in "My Calendar" by clicking on "Add an item" in the left menu.

The calendar has the following functionality

  • Printable format of the calendar
    • Click on "Printable format" in the left menu
  • List view of all submission deadlines
    • Choose "List" and check the boks for "Assignment" then click "go".
    • Changes to submission deadlines will immediately be reflected in the calendar (this does not apply if the student has been granted an individual extra time/deadline).
  • Extended view for all calendar items in monthly and weekly views of the calendar.
    • In the extended view, the following information might be included:
      • Teacher/topic are shown in the monthly overview if they have been entered by the lecturer/administrator.
      • Teaching venue (if registered).
      • Last modified: + Date and Time + Who made the change. For all the lectures etc the changes will be made by the "Timeplansystem UiB" (the timetable system at UiB).
  • Click on the activity item in the calendar to get more information about the activity.
  • In the calendar for a class or a group you can request e-mail notification if activities are changed or deleted.
    • Click on "request e-mail notification for calendar"
    • Choose interval for the notification (instant, hourly, daily)
    • You can change the notification by clicking "Unsubscribe e-mail notification for calendar."
  • You can also export the calendar items to other calendars, such as Outlook.

Subscribe to calendar

  • It is possible to subscribe to class- and subgroup calendars in My Space from other calendars that support the iCalendar standard. For instance; Google Calendar, iCal, Windows Live Calendar, etc.
  • Note that even though the calendars in My Space are updated frequently this is no guarantee that other calendars are updated at equally frequent intervals. Because of this, there might be a delay in the update of the calendar data. The calendars in My Space are always the authoritative source of information regarding teaching activities.
  • To subscribe to a calendar look for the subscription icon Feed.png
    • If a calendar in My Space does not have the subscription icon it means that the subscription service is not available for that calendar.
    • Right click on the icon and copy the URL that you need to create a subscription in an other calendar.
    • Note that the subscription service only works in the current semester.

Calendar export

In the calendar, you can export the following to another external calendar in the standard “iCalendar” format (for example Outlook):

  • Calendar items, one by one.
  • All calendar items in a class- or group calendar
  • Your personal calendar items
  • Look for the export icon Export.png

Export to Microsoft Office Outlook:

  • Select the class- or community calendar you wish to export
  • Click on the export icon Export.png
  • Select "Save to disk ". A file will then be saved in .ics format on your hard disk.
  • Open Outlook
  • Select the Calendar
  • Select File > Import and export..
  • Select "Importa an iCalendar- or vCalendar-file(*.vcs)"
  • Find your saved file and click "OK"
  • The export is complete.

Export to Google Calendar:

  • Select the class- or community calendar you wish to export
  • Click on the export icon Export.png
  • Select "Save to disk ". A file will then be saved in .ics format on your hard disk.
  • Then open your Google Calendar.
  • Select "Add" a calendar and then "Import calendar", which enables you to upload a calendar file.
  • Select the .ics file you have saved from My Space and select which calendar you wish the activities to be imported to.
  • Select "Complete import".

Day Summary

The Day summary in My Space shows all your activities today from all the Classes and Communities that you are a member of.


Documentation overview