What’s the difference between a master calendar and sub-calendars?

Learn the difference between a Teamup master calendar and sub-calendars.

Sub-calendars are individual calendars that are contained within your master calendar. You can create and organize multiple sub-calendars.

If you go to our page How Teamup Is Different, you see the picture below.

A screenshot explaining the difference between a master calendar and sub-calendars.
The whole of this picture is the master calendar; it can contain many sub-calendars, shown in the left sidebar.

The whole (shown above) is a master calendar like those in our gallery. (You can create your own here: the basic plan is free.)

Sub-calendars are individual calendars that are contained within your master calendar. You can create multiple sub-calendars, and organize them in folders. In the picture above, Area #1, on the left,  shows a list of the color-coded sub-calendars. You can delete, modify, deactivate, and share sub-calendars, as you wish. Your master calendar, which gives you access to Settings and allows you to create new sub-calendars, needs to contain at least one sub-calendar. The rest is up to you.

A building with many offices

Think of your master calendar as an office building. You own it and control access to it. Each sub-calendar is like a separate office in the building. You, as the building owner, have access to all of the offices. You can use all of them, or some of them. You can change how they are used and arranged according to your needs.

To let a tenant use your offices, you give them a key (a calendar link). You can give a key that opens one office (sub-calendar), or several offices (sub-calendars), or all of the offices (sub-calendars) in the building. And, if needed, you can change the lock so the key no longer works.

Each key has a set of access permissions. The access permissions control what each tenant can do in the offices (sub-calendars) they are allowed to access. Learn more about access permissions here.

Get started with a master calendar

To view all your master calendars in one place, sign up for a free Teamup user account. With a user account, you have a calendar dashboard. You can add your Teamup calendars–both those you created, and those which have been shared with you–to your calendar dashboard, for quick and easy access from any browser. See more about user accounts.

Note: There are no direct links between master calendars, although you can use inbound iCalendar feeds to view calendar data from another master calendar or consolidate events from multiple master calendars for read-only access. Enterprise customers with multiple master calendars may benefit from consolidated billing while allowing each master calendar to be administered by the respective group independently.

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Header photo by Pierre Châtel-Innocenti on Unsplash.

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