Google Calendar FAQ
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- How can I access Google Calendar?
- Who can see my calendar?
- Where can I see this default setting?
- How can I share my calendar with others so they can see my event details?
- Can I create other (multiple) calendars for myself?
- How can I see the availability of the people I want to invite to an event?
- Can I create Banners in Google Calendar?
- What is a resource calendar?
- Where can I get a list of resource calendars and their owners?
- How do I create a resource calendar?
- Can I create recurring appointments?
- How do I know if I've been invited to a meeting?
- How do I check my notification settings?
- Can I create groups in Google Calendar?
Google Calendar can be accessed through the main MSU website under Quick Links or by typing the URL https://gcal.montclair.edu
The default setting for your MSU calendar is for all MSU employees to See only free/busy (hide details). Note this is the minimum setting required to allow others to determine your availability for event proposals. If you disable this setting other employees can still send you event proposals but will have no way of determining your availability first (within Gcal).
Click on the drop-down arrow next to your MSU calendar and click on Share this Calendar.
Click on the drop-down arrow next to the calendar you wish to share and click on Share this Calendar. Type the NetID of the person you want to share your calendar with under Share with specific people.
Yes, click on Add under My Calendars. Note that if you want to create a calendar for a resource (rooms [Locations], equipment [Assets], or for department use [Dept]), please see the questions below regarding resource calendars.
Create the event, set the time of the event, invite all guests and click on Find a Time to view guests free and busy times.
Yes, when creating an event click the All day check box under the event title. Be sure the Show me as button is set to Available.
Resource calendars include location, asset, departmental, and project calendars.
Go to http://oit/documentation/mm_resource_name_matrix.html
You need to contact the University Help Desk at x7971.
Yes. Create the event and click on Repeat…..
You will receive an email if your notifications are set to send an email for new invitations and the event will be added to your calendar and will appear with a question mark (?).
Click on the drop-down arrow next to your calendar and click on Notifications.
Yes. Instruction for creating groups can be found at -http://oit/documentation/msu_apps/gcal/GoogleCalendar2-4-11.pdf
(Original 2011-03-29 PF)
(Rev. 2011-03-29 BB)