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Help with using the abacus-calendar.

The abacus-calendar is published in a standard format. Because of this, it is easy to import it using different programs. You can add the calendar in your student email, or import it into your Google Calendar. Even programs like Outlook and Thunderbird (for example with the Lighning Add-on) can handle the link.

Use the terms “iCalendar” or “iCal” when searching for more information; this is the name of the type of file the abacus-calendar uses.

Use the following link for the abacus-calendar: https://www.abacus.utwente.nl/en/calendar.ics

Many used calendars

Google Calendar

To import the calendar in Google Calendar, you follow the following steps:

  1. Copy the calendar link: https://www.abacus.utwente.nl/en/calendar.ics
  2. Go to your Google Calendar
  3. Click the arrow next to “Other calendars” and click “Add by URL”.
  4. Paste the link, and click “Add calendar”.
  5. Now all abacus activities are visible in your calendar. You can automatically also view this calendar on your phone.

Outlook.com calendar

To import the abacus-calendar in the calendar of your Microsoft Account you follow the following steps:

  1. Copy the calendar link: https://www.abacus.utwente.nl/en/calendar.ics
  2. Log in to Outlook.com and click “Calendar” in the top left corner.
  3. Click “Import” in the same bar, and click “Subscribe” next.
  4. Paste the link as ‘URL of the calendar’. Fill in a name for the calendar and click “Subscribe”.
  5. Now all abacus activities are visible in your calendar. You can automatically also view this calendar on your Windows Phone.