How do I export my schedule to Google Calendar?

This is a feature available to Chalk Gold subscribers and teachers whose schools are subscribed to the Instruction Solution. You will not have this option if you are a free user.

This article will show you how to export your timetable in Planboard to an existing Google Calendar. You'll be able to see your scheduled classes alongside your personal daily calendars, and have quick access to your scheduled lessons.

Note: Changes made to the schedule of your exported calendar from Google Calendar will not be reflected in Planboard. You will need to update your Timetable from Planboard to reschedule the classes in your lesson planner.

Step 1:

Open the Planboard menu at the top of the window, then click Timetable.

Step 2:

Click the Export button in the top-right corner of the page, then click Google Calendar.

Note: You can export your calendar for other semesters by selecting them from the drop-down menu in the top-left corner, then clicking Export Calendar. You can only have one semester's calendar exported at a time, and will be prompted to unlink the previous calendars before proceeding.

Step 3:

Sign into your Google account, and click Allow to grant Chalk permission to access your Calendar.

Step 4:

Click Export to begin the export process.

The export process may take upwards of several minutes, but you will receive a notification in the top-right corner when it has completed.

Step 5:

The exported schedule will appear on your list of calendars in Google Calendar, with the title of your semester followed by (Planboard), as shown below:

You can update the name and colour of your calendar from within Google Calendar, but any scheduling changes will not be reflected in Planboard.

Step 6:

You can click on the events on the calendar to view a link to your lesson. Clicking these links will take you to the editable lesson in Planboard's Week View, and allow you to quickly view your planned content for your classes!

Step 7:

Once your schedule is linked with Google Calendar, any changes made to the Timetable or any custom daily schedules in Planboard will automatically be sent to Google Calendar.

The syncing process takes some time, so don't be alarmed if your updated timetable doesn't immediately appear in Google Calendar.