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Solution: Adding an online calendar


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Office for Educators

with Aaron Quigley

Video: Solution: Adding an online calendar

Here's the solution to the calendar challenge. In order to add an internet calendar, I added a calendar the same way I add regular calendars, which is by clicking on Open Calendar. But, instead of selecting a new blank Calendar, this time, I'm going to choose from the Internet. Here, I'm going to paste in the calendar link which was available in the Exercise files. And I'm going to go ahead and click OK. It gives me some opportunities to configure this calendar, or I can just accept it the way that it is. I'm going to go ahead and click Yes, because I want the calendar to come in directly as it shows up. Now you can see that this calendar was added underneath the My Calendar section.
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  1. 2m 9s
    1. Welcome
      40s
    2. Using the exercise files
      26s
    3. Office at Orange Valley School
      36s
    4. What you should know before watching this course
      27s
  2. 1m 37s
    1. Exploring Office versions
      33s
    2. Using Office as an educator
      36s
    3. Using Office desktop and online applications
      28s
  3. 7m 24s
    1. Creating lesson plan templates
      3m 25s
    2. Adding form-field placeholders
      3m 59s
  4. 13m 11s
    1. Formatting headers and footers
      3m 9s
    2. Using AutoText
      2m 9s
    3. Writing math equations
      3m 34s
    4. Using charts and graphs
      4m 19s
  5. 13m 20s
    1. Using tables to create rubrics
      4m 21s
    2. Grading papers with Track Changes and Comments
      3m 49s
    3. Creating grade reports with mail merge
      5m 10s
  6. 4m 23s
    1. Challenge: Create a worksheet template with a dropdown menu
      49s
    2. Solution: Create a worksheet template with a dropdown menu
      3m 34s
  7. 40m 51s
    1. Creating a gradebook
      1m 3s
    2. Understanding cells
      2m 50s
    3. Creating the gradebook layout
      3m 29s
    4. Creating a dropdown list of assignment types
      3m 36s
    5. Writing the grade calculation functions
      5m 44s
    6. Using conditional formats
      5m 45s
    7. Setting the print area
      3m 17s
    8. Adding headers and footers
      2m 28s
    9. Adding list sorting
      2m 38s
    10. Freezing frames and cleaning up
      2m 43s
    11. Replicating sheets
      2m 0s
    12. Challenge: Write a conditional format
      58s
    13. Solution: Write a conditional format
      4m 20s
  8. 35m 28s
    1. Creating a PowerPoint presentation
      22s
    2. Selecting and modifying templates
      4m 1s
    3. Enhancing student engagement with animations
      6m 37s
    4. Utilizing transitions
      4m 42s
    5. Adding graphs and charts
      4m 17s
    6. Adding and configuring media
      4m 18s
    7. Creating handouts and posters
      4m 10s
    8. Configuring presentation settings
      3m 13s
    9. Challenge: Fade transitions to simulate animated graph elements
      37s
    10. Solution: Fade transitions to simulate animated graph elements
      3m 11s
  9. 9m 26s
    1. Installing the plugin
      2m 5s
    2. Recording your presentation
      4m 24s
    3. Adding video
      2m 57s
  10. 8m 57s
    1. Adding a school email account and syncing to a remote calendar
      40s
    2. Setting up email accounts
      22s
    3. Creating calendars by class
      3m 2s
    4. Contact notes and groups
      2m 22s
    5. Challenge: Adding an online calendar
      47s
    6. Solution: Adding an online calendar
      1m 44s
  11. 13m 4s
    1. Creating centralized file storage
      3m 59s
    2. Creating a home-office-to-school workflow
      1m 13s
    3. Surveying students
      3m 59s
    4. Challenge: Create a shared phone log using a survey
      54s
    5. Solution: Create a shared phone log using a survey
      2m 59s
  12. 14m 32s
    1. Creating a class website
      31s
    2. Using SharePoint to share information
      42s
    3. Student collaboration
      3m 58s
    4. Teacher collaboration
      5m 21s
    5. Challenge: Add a grading rubric to a SharePoint student site
      49s
    6. Solution: Add a grading rubric to a SharePoint student site
      3m 11s
  13. 41s
    1. Next steps
      41s

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2h 45m Appropriate for all Sep 05, 2013 Updated Oct 01, 2014

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Teachers, your time is valuable. Learn to reduce your workload, streamline grading and lesson planning, and share resources with students and other teachers with Microsoft Office. Aaron Quigley teaches you how to use Word's templates to create lessons and worksheets more efficiently, use Track Changes to digitally grade papers, build gradebooks in Excel, give presentations from PowerPoint, collaborate over SkyDrive, and connect using Outlook and SharePoint. These lessons are explored using sample lessons, homework, and tests like you'd find at a real-world school. And at the end of each section, Aaron invites you to test what you've learned in a video challenge.

Topics include:
  • Creating lesson plan templates
  • Creating worksheets with math equations, charts, and graphs
  • Grading papers
  • Creating a gradebook in Excel
  • Creating an animated presentation
  • Setting up a school email account in Outlook
  • Storing documents online with SkyDrive
  • Creating a class website with SharePoint
Subject:
Education + Elearning
Software:
Office
Author:
Aaron Quigley

Solution: Adding an online calendar

Here's the solution to the calendar challenge. In order to add an internet calendar, I added a calendar the same way I add regular calendars, which is by clicking on Open Calendar. But, instead of selecting a new blank Calendar, this time, I'm going to choose from the Internet. Here, I'm going to paste in the calendar link which was available in the Exercise files. And I'm going to go ahead and click OK. It gives me some opportunities to configure this calendar, or I can just accept it the way that it is. I'm going to go ahead and click Yes, because I want the calendar to come in directly as it shows up. Now you can see that this calendar was added underneath the My Calendar section.

However, I'd like to know US holidays as I'm planning out my instruction. In order to get it to the Orange Valley School group, I can go ahead and select this calendar and drag it all the way down here. Or with my Orange Valley School group selected and the US holiday calendar selected, I can save a new group from these three selected calendars. Because I already have my Orange Valley School group created, I'm simply going to select the US calendars, drag it down to the Orange Valley School section and release. And I'll now see all three of these calendars in the same location.

Now the last thing I'd like to do is be able to overlay these calendars so that I can see when holidays are as I'm laying out my seventh and eighth grade instructions. To do this I'm going to use the small arrow at the left, and by pressing it once it's going to go ahead and take the far left calendar and overlay the two calendars together. So here I have the US holidays tab selected, and I can see the US. Holidays are coming in. Furthermore, I can still see in the same calendar view, my Eight Grade events. By selecting the Eight Grade tab, their events will become brighter, and it will fade the US Holidays to the background.

This way, I can quickly lay out my instructional year, being sure not to plan any school assignments on the same day as a major US holiday.

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Q: This course was updated on 10/01/2014. What changed?
A: We added a brand new chapter on Office Mix, the PowerPoint plugin that allows educators to record interactive presentations and test students with quizzes.
 
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