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About Oracle Calendar

You can use Oracle to schedule meetings, classes, work, birthdays, etc. You can have Oracle remind you of upcoming assignments, and you can update your completion percentage on the assignments. You can also add others to your meetings as well through groups.

First Steps

Installation

Oracle Calendar installation is very easy. Check our Installation page for the very easy step by step process.

Changing your password

Check our Password page for the instructions.

Basic Use

The In-Tray

The In-Tray is a very useful organizational tool. It will show all your new entries, any entries you've sent out or accepted, and entries you have refused. Check our In-Tray page for more information.

View

You can view the oracle calendar for a particular day, week, or month. Viewing in day will give you a time breakdown of events for the day. Viewing in week will allow you to see the same thing over the whole week. View in month will allow you to see start times of each event for the month, but there is nothing about duration or end time. The View page will instruct you how to change the view.

Printing

The print option gives you the ability to print out your schedule. This can be very useful if you won't have access to Oracle for a period of time. Our Print page will tell you all about it.

Reminders (excludes Tasks)

Reminders can be sent to you through email or a pop-up window on Oracle. You can set how long before the event you will be reminded as well. It is a very useful tool. The Reminders page will lay out how to set up useful reminders.

Meetings, Daily Notes, and Day Events

The steps to set up a meeting, a daily note, and a day event are very similar. Any extra steps for one of these will be indented and will describe which event the step is for. Meetings are useful for scheduling class times, clubs, sports events, and breaks. Daily Notes are useful for such things as school holidays, tests, and reminders for that day. Day Events are useful for holidays, birthdays, events, etc. All the information on them can be found here

Tasks

Tasks are useful for projects, assignments, and tests. You give a start date and a due date, and have the ability to update the completion percentage. Its useful for tracking multiple projects, assignments, or tests to study for at the same time. Visit the Tasks page to learn all about them.

Attachments

Attachments are useful for making sure employees have a copy of a meeting's agenda, having a necessary file for a class, or for transfering a file from one place to another. This tool is only useful is you plan to add this to others' calendars who would need the file, or if you plan to access this from a different computer at a later time.

How Others See and Edit Your Calendar

Access Rights

Knowing what the different access rights mean are crucial to protecting your privacy. If you do not understand what they mean, check our Access Rights page for more information. If you still do not understand what they mean, please email us at ecehelp@ncsu.edu. DO NOT CHANGE THEM IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY MEAN

Setting Access Rights

Before changing anyone's access rights, make completely sure that you understand every detail of our Access Rights section. If you have any questions about them, PLEASE email us at ecehelp@ncsu.edu. The last thing we want is for you to misunderstand the access rights and have someone erase everything on it. Once you know for sure what you are doing, proceed to our section on Setting Access Rights to customize them all.

Making Your Calendar Public on the Web

How do I publish my Corporate Time / Oracle Calendar Schedule via Public URL?

Follow these instructions:

  • Log in to the calendar using on the Web http://webcal.ncsu.edu
  • Select Preferences , (upper right beside the wheelchair icon)
  • Then click the Security tab/link, click Allow Global Agenda Viewing, and click OK. Now you've turned on the Global Agenda.

Now to get the URL of the Global Agenda:

  • Back at your calendar display you will see a link on the left side above the tool bar saying E-mail Agenda to a friend, which opens a Web page that allows you to do just that.
  • Click on this link and send an email to yourself.
  • You will receive an email message with a long, strange URL that will give you a read-only look at the busy times.
  • You can now send that URL to anyone you would like to be able to view your calendar.

Using Groups in Oracle Calendar

Creating Groups

You can create groups for a number of reasons, but their biggest advantage is scheduling. You can schedule a bunch of people for meetings with just a few clicks. This is especially useful if you meet with the same group often. Its also a good way to get RSVPs. All the information is on our Creating Groups page.

Editing Groups

You will most likely have to change your groups around from time to time, especially work groups. Check out how to edit groups here.

Viewing Other Users' Calendars

Open Another User's Agenda

You can look at another person's agenda and see when they are busy. If they have set further access rights for you, it is possible to fully view the events that they have listed. Again, this depends on what access rights they have assigned to you. Check out our pages on Other Agendas for more information.

Open Group Agenda

If you have created a group, or are a member of a non-private group, you can view your agenda alongside other member's of the group. To the left will be a combined column which will show when one or more members is busy at the same time, whether or not you can see all the entries. It is a useful tool for scheduling a group meeting. Take a look at our Group Agenda page.

Open as Designate

For an explanation on what this is and how to use it, check out our Designate page.

Oracle Help

If you have any questions that aren't answered by this Calendar, or you need clarity or extra help, please email us at ecehelp@ncsu.edu