• Andrew Caffrey

Labelling Teaching Weeks in Google Calendar

Lots of schools have two week timetable (sometimes called A Weeks and B Weeks) and it can be difficult for students and staff to know which week they are on. The problem with this is that adding an event for each week takes up a lot of space – especially if you use month view a lot. The solution was to use the ability of Google Calendar to read an ICAL file and place an image in the calendar (see above). This enabled a small A or B to be placed at the start of each week to indicate the timetable week.

You can download the ICS File here: AorB.ICS

Please note this is an example – however it's fairly easy to edit and change to different dates to match the pattern used in your school.

A Guide to the ICS File: DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20130902 START DATE OF WEEK DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20130908 END DATE OF WEEK SUMMARY:WEEK A TITLE OF WEEK X-GOOGLE-CALENDAR-CONTENT-TITLE:WEEK A TITLE OF WEEK X-GOOGLE-CALENDAR-CONTENT-ICON:http://icons.iconarchive.com/icons/hydrattz/multipurpose-alphabet/24/Letter-A-lg-icon.png SMALL ICON X-GOOGLE-CALENDAR-CONTENT-URL:http://icons.iconarchive.com/icons/hydrattz/multipurpose-alphabet/128/Letter-A-lg-icon.png LARGE ICON (WHEN CLICKED) X-GOOGLE-CALENDAR-CONTENT-TYPE:text/html X-GOOGLE-CALENDAR-CONTENT-WIDTH:128 WIDTH OF LARGE ICON X-GOOGLE-CALENDAR-CONTENT-HEIGHT:128 HEIGHT OF LARGE ICON

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