Some events are meant to be shared! Use an iCal Feed link to share a public calendar, or post events on a kiosk or within a widget on your website.
Check out this video on sharing calendars, or follow the steps below to share your calendars.
All event pages have a Share Calendar button.
The main event page looks different, depending on whether you're still using folders or if you've transitioned to using tags. Click Share Calendar to decide what type of feed you'd like to share.
The events shown on the page are based on the tag(s) you've added to the filter.
On an event page, the feed is based on the recurrences of the event.
When you click Share Calendar, a window will pop up with three options. As you click on each one, settings will change below.
When you add filters, those filters will show on the screen and affect the link provided to you.
1. iCal Feed
An iCal feed allows calendar applications to display your chosen calendar. Choose to show rooms/resources or include any hidden times by checking the appropriate boxes. Once you've selected your options, highlight and copy the iCal Feed Link, or click to Send it to Google Calendar.
If you're using SubSplash, replace
https to allow the feed to display correctly.
It's up to whatever calendar app you use to check for new/modified events in the iCal feeds. Some applications check for new events every time they boot up (some versions of MS Outlook do this.) Some allow you to set how often the iCal feeds are refreshed, like Apple Calendar. And then there's Google Calendar which checks sporadically, between 2 hours to 5 days.
A kiosk is a live preview of what's currently reserved or will be reserved in the future, which is great for displaying on TVs, monitors, and even tablets. The kiosk updates every five minutes and reloads every day. Once an event ends, it's removed from view.
Check the box to include descriptions on the event. Click the dark or light kiosk to launch on your screen.
Kiosks will only show 100% approved events.
- If you want to use your current monitor, choose log out. If you're putting this on a different device, copy the link and send it to the appropriate kiosk.
- The kiosk will show the name of your organization as well as the date and current time.
- View the upcoming event, as well as the time and room reserved for the option you chose.
The iPad has built-in wifi, a crisp display, and a nice black bezel around the edge with no branding. There are a number of iPad kiosk stands that will prevent theft, provide power, and look great.
- Since Safari and Google Chrome don't have truly full-screen modes, we recommend installing a full-screen web browser on the iPad.
- Use the guided access mode and a password, so people standing at the kiosks won't be able to use or shut off the iPad while it's displaying your kiosk.
Add a TV as an additional display to a computer or mirror the display of a tablet or computer using an AppleTV or Chromecast.
Use one of these ways to set up your TV Kiosk:
- Set up the TV up as a display for a laptop or small computer wired or wirelessly using a wireless HDMI.
- Use a mini PC, a small computer that plugs into the HDMI port and is powered by USB. You won't have to have a dedicated iPad or computer for the TV, but you'll need a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to navigate the computer, set up the initial wifi connection, etc.
- Use an Apple TV and Apple's Airplay feature to mirror the display of a Mac or an iPad.
- Use a Google Chromecast device, which plugs into the back of your TV and is powered by USB. You'll need to add a browser extension to Chrome, and Chrome will recognize the Chromecast devices on your local network then you can select which Chromecast you'd like to broadcast your web browser tab to. Chromecast can only broadcast one device at a time.
A widget provides you with a snippet of HTML code to embed on your church's website. It will display a daily itinerary that your web visitors can select. They can view the time and room the event will be taking place for the day.