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Calendaring: How teachers can reserve the LRC for classes and schedule tutors in the LRC

  1. This is obsolete from Fall 2011, please view instead
  2. You may already collect calendars in one place to stay on top of your course calendars in Moodle and of your non-teaching-related university or departmental activities.
  3. Now you can do the same with the schedules of LRC rooms and “human resources” (tutors, LRC assistants, the director free/busy schedule is also available – equipment checkout remains to be solved!): We have added new calendars to the LRC public information and moved them into our newly upgraded MS-Exchange infrastructure.
  4. Short answer: In Outlook (desktop, OWA may vary), go to Folder view / Public Folders / Languages / Coed 037 and Coed 434, with sub-calendars. Make any calendar you need a favorite (or in the dialogue (show below) “Add favorites” for Coed434, check “Add all subfolders”) . In Calendar view, show the calendar by adding a check to the checkbox in front of it. Add and edit your (recurring) appointments as on your personal calendar.
  5. For class reservation, put class number and activity in the Subject field. Put in the notes field sensitive information which you do not want to put on the WWW, as well as, if you need our support,  details of technology activities planned and student numbers that need computers and headsets.
  6. For tutor scheduling, we have one schedule per language being tutored. Protect the tutor privacy by using the notes field for personal information. Use the Outlook recurrence options as a time-saver (just delete individual exceptions instead of the entire series).
  7. More detail: You can access the calendar  from 1. Folder view, 1a (not shown) Public Folders, 2. Languages and 3: Coed434, like you see here:
  8. outlook-public-folders
  9. I recommend adding them to your calendar favorites for easier management, like so: 
  10. outlook-exchange-public-folders-calendars-add-as-favorite
  11. outlook-public-folders-favorites
  12. Per default, you can see and edit (problems? request access) the LRC calendars in the Outlook "Public Folders" under "LRC", as the permissions dialogue below shows:
  13. exchange-calendar-folder-permissions-author-marked

Calendaring: How students can view the LRC schedules

2011/02/24 1 comment
  1. As of Fall 2011, this is obsolete. View instead the new and improved procedure.
  2. Calendars you can subscribe to:



Tutors French


Tutors Russian


Tutors Portuguese


Tutors Japanese


Lab Assistants


Director Free/Busy


  1. How?

  2. “You can subscribe to published calendars if you use a program that supports the WebCal protocol, such as Outlook, Windows Live Calendar, Google Calendar, or Apple iCal” (MS-Office online Help), as well as Yahoo Calendar.

    Is Windows Live Calendar available to everyone with a Windows Live ID?

    Yes, the Windows Live Calendar is available to all Windows Live ID accounts. To learn more about setting up and maintaining your calendar, open Windows Live Calendar Help. (Microsoft Live Services for Moodle User FAQ)

    Windows Live ID = UNCC Live@edu ID

    Using the “webcal://”-links (to be posted also on the LRC website), students will be able to view live LRC schedules  from live@edu  (and many other applications that support the iCalendar format, like listed on or here):

  3. Application


    Chandler (PIM)

    Open Source Applications Foundation


    Novell & GNOME

    Google Calendar


    iCal and iCal Server

    Apple Computer


    The Kontact Team

    Lotus Notes


    Microsoft Entourage


    Microsoft Exchange


    Microsoft Outlook


    Windows Calendar


    Sun Java Calendar Server


    Zimbra Collaboration Suite



  4. How to set this up, taken from the Windows Live help:
  5. Sign into Windows live (or later live@edu) with your Windows live (or later live@edu) ID.
  6. On the toolbar, go to Calendar.
  7. Click Subscribe.
  8. Select Subscribe to a public calendar, and then, in the Calendar URL box, paste the “webcal://” link from the LRC website for the tutoring hours or other LRC schedule that you want to keep an eye on. You begin the link either with “webcal:” or “http:”. Note, however, that trying to subscribe to “webcalS” will result in this error: exchange-outlook-calendar-public-folder-office-live@edu-subscribe-webcals
  9. In the Calendar name box, type a name for the calendar.
  10. Next to Color, select a color for the calendar.
  11. Click Subscribe to calendar, and then click Done. Result:
  12. lrc-coed432-calendar-windows-live
  13. This calendar will be live, i.e. every subscriber will see any updates the LRC makes (like for late-breaking changes and cancellations of tutoring hours). Note however, that synchronization is not instantaneous. Give it up to 30 minutes, under normal circumstances.

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