G Suite – Google Calendar Gadget (IT Training Tip)

In Bates Gmail, there is a lab/plug-in available that will provide you with a compressed view of your Google Calendar in the left margin of your Bates Gmail account. The Google Calendar Gadget Lab displays your past and upcoming eventslocations, and detailsYou can even schedule events directly from the gadget!

To Enable the Google Calendar Gadget in Bates Gmail:

Login to your Bates G Suite Account:

  • On your computer, open your Bates Gmail account from within a web browser (Recommended: Google Chrome) and login 

Access your Settings:

  • On the top-right, click on the Settings Gear
  • From the drop-down menu, click on Settings
  • From the Labs tab, scroll-down to the Google Calendar gadgetlocated under the Available Labs section
  • Click on the Enable radio button
  • Scroll to the top or bottom of the page and click on the Save Changes button
    • Your Bates Gmail Inbox will refresh, and in the left margin, you will see the Google Calendar gadget with your Google Calendar events
    • If you do not see the Google Calendar gadget, you may need to click on the three dots located at the bottom of the left margin

Using the Google Calendar Gadget:

  • To view additional information about a specific event, click on the event title and you will see event start and end timeslocation information, and any details added to the event
  • At the bottom of the Google Calendar gadget, you will see several links
    • The Today link displays the current day’s calendar
    • From the Add link, you can add events to your calendar
    • The Options link will provide you with four options for managing the Google Calendar gadget
      1. Show Mini Calendar – Check the box to display a monthly calendar that allows you to navigate to specific days or months
        • Tip: Any date displayed in bold has an event scheduled for that day

      2. Show Past Events – Displays past, current, and future events. Uncheck the box to only see current and future events
      3. Edit Visible Calendars – If you have multiple calendars or calendars that have been shared with you, you can select which calendars you want visible to you in the Google Calendar gadget
      4. Open Calendar – Opens the Google Calendar web interface



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