Google Calendar is a popular web-based calendar application that allows you to keep track of your schedule, create events, and set reminders. Planbook, on the other hand, is a teacher planning tool that enables educators to create and organize lesson plans, activities, and resources. By linking these two tools, you can effectively manage your professional and personal schedule in one place, saving you time and effort.
Why Link Google Calendar with Planbook?
There are several benefits to linking your Google Calendar with Planbook, including:
- You can view your schedule and events from both applications in one place.
- You can easily create and manage events and tasks across both applications.
- You can share your schedule with others and collaborate on events and tasks.
Step 1: Create a Google Calendar
If you don’t already have a Google Calendar account, you’ll need to create one. Follow these steps:
- Go to https://www.google.com/calendar in your web browser.
- Click the “Create an account” button and follow the on-screen instructions to create your account.
- Once you’ve created your account, sign in to your Google Calendar.
Step 2: Share Google Calendar with Planbook
To share your Google Calendar with Planbook, you’ll need to create a new calendar and share it with your Planbook account. Follow these steps:
- In Google Calendar, click the “Create” button and select “Calendar” from the drop-down menu.
- Enter a name for your new calendar and click “Create Calendar.”
- In the “My Calendars” section, find your new calendar and click the three dots next to it.
- Select “Settings and sharing” from the drop-down menu.
- Under “Access permissions,” click “Add people” and enter your Planbook email address.
- Under “Permission Settings,” select “Make changes and manage sharing” from the drop-down menu.
- Click “Send” to share your calendar with Planbook.
Step 3: Add Google Calendar Events to Planbook
Once you’ve shared your Google Calendar with Planbook, you can start adding events to your Planbook schedule. Follow these steps:
- In Planbook, click the “Add Event” button.
- Select “Google Calendar” from the drop-down menu.
- Choose the Google Calendar you want to add the event from and select the event you want to add.
- Click “Add to Planbook” to add the event to your Planbook schedule.
Step 4: Sync Google Calendar with Planbook
To sync your Google Calendar with Planbook, follow these steps:
- In Planbook, click the “Settings” button.
- Select “Integration” from the drop-down menu.
- Under “Calendar Sync,” select “Connect” next to Google Calendar.
- Sign in to your Google account if prompted.
- Allow Planbook to access your Google Calendar.
- Select the Google Calendar you want to sync with Planbook.
- Choose the sync frequency and click “Save.”
Once you’ve completed these steps, Planbook will start syncing with your Google Calendar. Any changes you make to your events in Google Calendar will be reflected in Planbook, and vice versa.
Step 5: Manage Your Calendar in Planbook
Now that your Google Calendar is linked with Planbook, you can manage your events and tasks in Planbook. Follow these steps:
- In Planbook, click the “Calendar” tab.
- Click on any event to view its details.
- Edit the event details as needed, such as changing the date or time.
- Add new events to your Planbook calendar by clicking the “Add Event” button.
- Choose the calendar you want to add the event to and enter the event details.
- Save the event to add it to your calendar.
You can also use Planbook to manage your tasks and to-do lists. Follow these steps:
- In Planbook, click the “Tasks” tab.
- Click the “Add Task” button to create a new task.
- Enter the task details, such as the due date and description.
- Assign the task to a specific class or activity if desired.
- Click “Save” to add the task to your list.
Planbook also allows you to customize your calendar view, such as by showing only certain classes or activities. To customize your calendar view, follow these steps:
- In Planbook, click the “Settings” button.
- Select “Calendar Settings” from the drop-down menu.
- Choose the classes or activities you want to show on your calendar.
- Choose the color for each class or activity.
- Click “Save” to update your calendar view.
By managing your events and tasks in Planbook, you can save time and stay organized, ensuring that you don’t miss important deadlines or appointments.