Slate External iCal Integration for Google Calendar

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.


When adding a web calendar, it will be added to both the Events and Scheduler calendars; these cannot be separated. 

Adding an iCal Feed into the Slate Calendar

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 Google Calendar
  1. Click Events or Scheduler in the top navigation bar.
  2. Navigate to the iCal subscribe section on the lower right-hand side.
  3. Right-click either All Events or Your Events ('Your Events' refers to events associated with a specific user).
  4. Select Copy link address.
  5. Log in to your Google Calendar application.
  6. On the left-side menu choose Add a friend's calendar and select From URL.
  7. Paste the URL you copied in step four into the pop-up window.
  8. Click Add Calendar.
  9. Your Slate calendar will now be available on the left-side menu.
Adding an Individual Google Calendar to the Slate Calendar
  1. Go to the individual Google Calendar.
  2. Select Options > Settings and Sharing
  3. Within the Integrate calendar section you can choose to copy one of these two different links
    • Public address in iCal format - Copy this link if your Google calendar is publicly visible
    • Secret address in iCal format - Copy this link if your Google calendar is NOT publicly visible
  4. Right click on one of these links and select Copy. 
  5. Click Events or Scheduler in the top navigation bar.
  6. Click Calendars located in the lower right section of the Events/Scheduler navigation menu:
    • Paste the iCal link into 'Add Calendar by URL'.
    • Select a color.
    • Select add.
  7. Provide a name to the newly added calendar.
  8. Select Save, and the calendar will now display under 'Calendars'. Select/unselect non-Slate calendars to display or not display respectively.
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