You can find an in depth version with visual references here on the HowNow Blog.
You will need:
- A Google Account. HowNow currently only uses Google Calendar, so please make sure to have an active GMail account.
- A few minutes to get your calendar set up.
Log in to Google Calendar if you haven’t already done so.
On the left, you will see a section called My Calendars. Click on the drop down box and choose “Create a new calendar.” You can name this whatever you like. We’ve named ours “HowNow Availability”.
Select a date and time you’d like to make yourself available. Do remember to set the calendar to the new one you just created. From here you can also edit the event and have it repeat daily, weekly or monthly. You can name your entry anything you like. Do be aware that any entries in your HowNow calendar will be a recognised as free time by our automated system, so this isn’t the one to use to record your dentist appointments.
Go to the settings of the Calendar that you created. Towards the bottom of the page you’ll see a button called Private URL with a green ICAL button. Right click on this button and copy that link. We’re going to need that to connect your availability on HowNow.
In your Add Class page on HowNow, you’ll find a section called Date & Time. You’ll need to paste the URL you just copied into this box. Once you’ve completed filling in the rest of your details for the class, press the ‘Save & Publish’ button.
And that’s it! Our intelligent system will automatically generate class times for you based on the free slots you make available. All you need to do is keep your Google Calendar updated to let us know when you’re free. If you make the hours of 4pm – 8pm available, we’ll automatically generate 4 one-hour slots for you.