Importing events from the public University calendar

You can import events available on the Columbia Events Calendar into your site.  

Determine the JSON URL

  • Go to the Columbia University Events Calendar.

  • Use the filters on the right side of the page to find the subset of events you want to import.

    filters on the columbia university events calendar
  • Once you have the proper filters in place, click Export Options.

    export options button
  • On the popup, select JSON for the Data Format.

    The Export URL will update accordingly.

    interface for selecting JSON and getting the export URL
  • Copy the Export URL.

Import events

Once you have the JSON feed you are ready to import your event calendar into your site.

  • On your Columbia Sites website click Site Settings

    click site settings
  • Click the Content tab.

  • Paste the copied URL into the Events API URL field.

    content tab selected
  • Click Import Events.

  • Click Save Configuration.

Editing events

Additional event information not included in the Bedework feed can be added to individual events.

IMPORTANT: Information coming from the Bedework feed - time, location, date, etc.. - cannot be edited.

  • Navigate to the individual event page in which to add content.

  • Click the Edit tab for the event.

    the edit tab
  • Add in Featured Content and Content as needed.

    IMPORTANT: Do not edit anything else on this page.  Bedework will overwrite any other edits made with the feed.

    Event listing on webpage before custom information added
    Event before custom information added
    Event listing on webpage after custom text and image have been added
    Event before after custom text and image have been added