Slate External iCal Integration for Outlook

Slate allows users to add external iCal feeds into Slate Events and Scheduler. Users can easily add institutional calendars, staff calendars and more, directly into Slate including any free/busy information.

Important!

When adding a web calendar, it will be added to both the Events and Scheduler calendars; these cannot be separated. iCal subscriptions from/to Slate will be updated every hour.

The US Holiday iCal is automatically available in Slate. If there is a need for a specific iCal, search for the URL here

Adding Events to an Individual Outlook Calendar

  1. Click Events or Scheduler in the top navigation bar.
  2. Select the iCal subscribe section on the lower right-hand side.
  3. Select All Events or Your Events ('Your Events' refers to events associated with a specific user).
  4. In the popup window, click Open Pick an app.
  5. Select Outlook.
  6. In the Outlook Calendar, click Yes in the popup window.

After following these steps, the Slate iCal will sync with the individual Outlook calendar on that user's computer.

Note: According to Microsoft: "Support for importing and synchronizing for iCal is not yet available in Outlook for Mac."

Adding an Individual Outlook Calendar to the Slate Calendar (Web Browser)

1. Log in to the individual Outlook 365 calendar using the web browser version.

2. Select Settings > View all Outlook settings.

3. Select Shared calendars.

4. Under Publish a calendar, choose the calendar to be published and configure any other settings as necessary.

5. Select Publish and copy the ICS link.

 

6. In Slate, Click Manage Calendar Feeds located in the lower right section of the Events module, or Calendar Feeds from the Database.

7. Click "New Calendar Feed"

8. Paste the ICS link and provide a name to the newly added calendar.

9. Select Save.

 

10. Click "Your Feeds" in the Calendars section located in the lower right section and select the newly added calendar.

11. Toggle Share as free/busy calendar.

12. Select Save.


 

13. The calendar will now display under 'Calendars'. Select/unselect non-Slate calendars to display or not display respectively.

 

 Tip

It is current best practice to explicitly set the time zone for an event in the Details tab instead of using the "Autodetect from Location" setting to ensure the correct time is presented in iCal.
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