One of the central ideas (along with creativity and collaboration) of U Prep’s Device Program is that students and faculty should be able to use their devices (iPads or Laptops) to help stay organized and productive. Building a solid calendar on your device is a key part of staying organized and on top of deadlines and due dates. For iPad and iPhone users, here is how to build out your calendar using U Prep’s tools.
U Prep School Calendar
On the University Prep Calendar page, you can build a calendar using a few different categories, but you’ll most likely want to start with the Color Days calendar. This calendar will tell you which schedule to follow on any given day (and if there is no school that day). Other options that you can add in include the full University Prep events calendar, a calendar which only displays school breaks and holidays (useful for families who need school holidays but not each day’s schedule), and an Alumni event calendar.
At the University Prep Calendar website, choose to “Filter By Type” to add in any types of event that you want to see in your calendar, and then click “apply.” Once you see the calendar with the events that you want, scroll down to the bottom to find the “Subscribe to Calendar” link.
Clicking this link will automatically add this calendar feed to your iPad’s Calendar app. If you wish to use a different calendar app, you can tap and hold the link to copy it, and then paste it into a different app.
To go straight to the Color Day calendar feed and add it to your calendar, click here on your iPad.
The next source of information that you can add to your calendar is your Schoology feed. This will add any dated assignments, events or due dates that have been created in your courses or groups. In other words, anything that shows up on your Schoology calendar will also now appear in your iPad calendar. This way you can see your upcoming assignments and projects without having to go into Schoology itself.
To add your Schoology calendar, open up the Safari app and log in to Schoology’s website through http://inside.universityprep.org. Note: You cannot link your calendars through the Schoology app at this point. Open your Account Settings. You will see a section called Share your Schoology Calendar, and a webcal:// link. Tap and hold in the link: box to Select All, and then Copy this link.
You’re now ready to add this link into your iPad settings. Open up the Settings app on your iPad, and click on Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Under “Accounts,” click “Add Account.” Choose “Other” when you get a list of options, and “Add Subscribed Calendar.” Tap inside the field called “Server” to paste your link. You can leave the other fields blank (you don’t need to enter username or password).
Navigate back to your calendar, and your dated Schoology events should now be there for you to see.