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Introduction to Foxbright Calendars

The Foxbright Calendar Module keeps parents and community members aware of events throughout the year and it displays seamlessly with the Foxbright for Schools website. This module allows creation of individual calendars for particular groups, (school buildings, athletic or music departments) or for the district as a whole. The module allows multiple calendars to be viewed together, presenting the information the way that works best for each community.

Google Calendars

 Foxbright integrates with Google Calendars or other 3rd party calendars that support iCAl. If you are using Google Calendars or Schedule Star, please see Integrating Google Calendars.

Calendar Overview

It is helpful to understand two key terms as they are used in the context of the Foxbright for Schools Calendar Module:

  1. “Calendars” and
  2. “Events”.

Calendars

A “Calendar” is a container for a collection of events that pertain to or are important to a specific group in the school or district.

Events

All the activities that appear on the calendars are added as “Events”. The details about the activity such as start date, end date, time, cost, and location are specified when an event is created or edited. When events are created they belong to a single “primary calendar”, however an event can be shared across as many calendars as necessary. 

Sharing Events on Multiple Calendars

Sharing Events allows for a single event to show on multiple calendars. For example, the athletics department often has a group of events (practices, games, tournaments) that pertain mostly to their specific members. If, however, there is an important event in the athletics department (homecoming game), the district calendar administrator may want the whole district to know about the event and share that event on the district calendar as well.

Displaying Calendars on your Website

Calendars, once created and having events added, are easy to add to your web site. Foxbright provides 3 different Calendar displays:Mini Calendar, Upcoming Events, Full Month/Agenda.

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