Add a Google Calendar to DAKboard

  • Login to your Google calendar.
    Note: this must be done using a web browser on a phone, tablet or computer. The necessary information is not available within the Google Calendar App.
  • Click the menu icon next to the calendar you want to add to DAKboard (below, circled in red).  In our example a calendar named "DAKboard" is being used.  The name of the first calendar listed under My calendars will vary depending on how it was named in your Google account.  
    Then click "Settings and sharing" (also circled in red):

  • Next, scroll down and find the "Secret address in iCal format" URL (below, circled in red) under the "Integrate Calendar" section. Highlight and copy the URL.
  • In the DAKboard settings, for Predefined screens: click on Screens > My Predefined Screen > Calendars. For Custom Screens, add a calendar block, click on the block to select it and click the Edit button. Paste in the link and click "Save Changes".





Using G Suite (Google Apps) With DAKboard


For those using Google Apps, your Google Apps administrator will need to make sure all users are enabled to share all details from their calendars. This can be changed in the admin center for your domain by following these steps:


  1. Login to Google admin at https://admin.google.com
  2. Click on "Apps"
  3. Click on "G Suite"
  4. Click on "Calendar"
  5. Then under "Sharing settings", make sure "External sharing options for primary calendars" is set to "Share all information, but outsiders cannot change"
  6. Under "General Settings", make sure "External sharing options for secondary calendars" is set to "Share all information, but outsiders cannot change"
  7. Click "Save"


Once enabled the "Secret address in iCal format" will become visible to copy/paste into DAKboard. 





Add a G Suite Resource (meeting or conference room) Calendar to DAKboard


Make sure the previous section has been completed so G Suite users are enabled to share calendars. Once completed, 


Sign in with your G Suite account and open Google Calendar. 
On the left, above My Calendars, click the 3 dots and Add a calendar and choose "Browse resources":


On the right, next to the resource you want to add, check the box. 
The resource now appears in your My calendars list and you can follow the steps above to find the "Secret Address in iCal format".





Google Family Calendars


Unfortunately, Google does not provide an iCal link for the family calendars so at this time, there's no way to add the family calendar into DAKboard. As a workaround, we recommend creating a new calendar and give everyone in the family the proper permissions (read or edit). You can then add the new calendar to DAKboard following the instructions above.