How to Link to Public Dropbox Files With Google Calendar

How to Share Dropbox Files in Google Calendar

How to Use Google Calendar as a Class Website (Part 6 of 6)

In the sixth and final part of the Public Google Calendar series, we will explore:

  • How to add a link to a calendar event using HTML Code (as we did here),
  • how to copy the public/shared Dropbox file link, and
  • how to paste the public/shared Dropbox file link into your Google Calendar HTML Anchor Code.

Watch the following short video or see the screenshots below to get started:

Step 1 – Add the HTML Code Anchor Tag to a Calendar Entry

Just as we did in the last post outlining how to embed links in Google Calendar, you must use the anchor tag to embed the Dropbox Public File Link.

Simply copy and paste this code into your calendar:

<a href=””>Download Dropbox File Here</a>

Note that you want to replace with the link to the public Dropbox file you wish to share with your students.

Paste the HTML Anchor Tag in a Calendar Event

Step 2 – Copy Public/Shared Link of the Dropbox File You Wish to Share

Go to any Dropbox file you wish to share in your calendar. Right-click on the file and select Share Dropbox Link to copy the link to your clipboard.

Right Click on a Dropbox File and Select Share Dropbox Link

Step 3 – Paste Dropbox File Public/Shared Link into Google Calendar Entry

Replace the link portion of the HTML Anchor Tag that you had used in Step #1 with the Public/Shared Link of the Dropbox File.

Paste Public or Shared Dropbox Link to Google Calendar

You’re done!

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I’m Kyle Pearce and I am a former high school math teacher. I’m now the K-12 Mathematics Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board, where I uncover creative ways to spark curiosity and fuel sense making in mathematics. Read more.

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