The School of Engineering is using the Google Workspace domain to manage user's calendars and resources. Each user account will automatically have an associated calendar. By default, meeting requests sent to your Google account will automatically be added to your Google calendar. To access your calendar, click on the apps menu at the top right corner of any Google webpage, or go to https://calendar.google.com
Resources such as conference rooms, projectors, laptops and reception areas are created by the administrator of the domain. To request a resource, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: when inviting people to events, please make sure to use their full Google account (e.g. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com). Non-Google addresses may not work properly.
Instructions on using Google calendars can be found on the Calendar Help page. Below are some of the basics.
Creating an additional calendar
To create an additional calendar, click on the "Add" option under the "My calendars" section in the left column. You can create as many calendars as you need (within reason). Each calendar you create can be displayed with a different color to help identify the source of the event(s). These can also be shared with others as needed. Note that these additional personal calendars are tied to your own Google account, and as such will be disabled once your Google account is disabled - this is something to keep in mind if you are trying to create a shared calendar.
Adding Calendars to your "Other Calendars" list
To add a calendar to your list, just type in the email address (Google only) of the person in the input box under the "Other Calendars" area on the left column of your calendar. It should then add that user's calendar to the list below the input box. To display that calendar, click on the name. Google will then display it next to your own calendar in the display pane. To remove it from the display, just click on it again. There are other options to manage these under the drop down menu to the right of the calendar name. These options include setting a color, hiding etc. You may also add people outside our eng.ucsd.edu domain.
To add a shared resource calendar to your list, click on the + sign next to "Other calendars". Under that drop down, click "Browse resources". If you have permissions to see a calendar, you can subscribe to them here.
Each user's calendar and resource can be configured to allow access with the following characteristics:
Make changes and manage sharing: users or groups with this level of permission are allowed to make changes to all events as well a manage the sharing of the calendar.
Make changes to events: these users can view and edit any event on the calendar. Similar to read/write access.
See all event details: this level of access is basically read-only, they can see the details of an event but cannot edit.
See only free/busy: these users can only see the available or busy time slots on the calendar. They cannot see details of an event.
Other more global options include sharing with the public as well as sharing with others in our Google Workspace domain. You can also export it as a feed or embed a live view on a website. More details can be found on the permissions Calendar Help page within Google.