Planners and Outlines

Planners for single terms and the four years of your Dartmouth College career.

Dartmouth-Specific Planners and Outlines

 

The Dartmouth-specific planners (4-Year Course and Gen Ed Requirements) are taken from the Undergraduate Deans Office's website. They are from the page about D-Plan planning.

    Online Planner and Time Management Apps

     

    Compiled by Alicia Brandon

    • Action Planner: https://www.amazon.com/Action-Day-Academic-Planner-2018-2019/dp/993548047X. If someone struggles with time management issues, it is best to track everything in a visual calendar = establish a routine that includes planning for travel time, material prep/packing time, etc. so as to reduce load on working memory.
    • Shovel is a free online tool and app that tracks your worktime and compares it to your schedule, calculating the amount of time it takes for you to finish your assignments so that you can accurately know how much time you need for each task.
    • Trackclass is a free online program that helps you organize your classes, assignments, set and track homework and link and organize class notes.
    • Toggl is a free app that will track the amount of time it takes you to complete a task. This is a useful tool if you want to get a better idea of what types of tasks are consuming more time that you have estimated and thus allow you to restructure your schedule with better accuracy.
    • Todoist = free to fee based task tracking app.
    • Trello = free project management app.
    • RescueTime = free to fee based time management app and digital distraction-reduction aid app.
    • StayFocusd is a Chrome extension add on app that restricts the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites.

      General Online Calendars

       

      Google Calendar can be used on many browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc. - link), and both Android and Apple offer apps for it.

      It offers many options and is very easy to use:

      • Creating events: options for – name, time, location, adding other people, repeating events
        • In addition: Color coding events, time zone options
      • Option to set reminders before an event
      • Daily view, weekly view, monthly view, agenda view, + more
      • Sharing calendars (edit/view options)
        • Viewing multiple calendars at once
      • Importing calendars (from other calendars, .csv files)
      • And more!

      Overall, it is a good way to keep track of your classes, extracurricular activities, work, and other events – especially during Dartmouth’s packed 10 week term.

      To learn more about getting started with Google Calendar, see its G-suite Learning Center explanation.

       

      Outlook Calendar is also compatible with many browsers (browser link), and it has apps on the Apple and Android app stores (Microsoft Outlook – calendar is one part of the app).

      If you are at Dartmouth, you already have a free Outlook account, so it is easy to begin using Outlook Calendar. It disappears after you leave Dartmouth though, so be careful – you would have to pay use It offers the same options listed above for Google Calendar.

      To learn more about using or getting started with Outlook Calendar and getting started, see Introduction to the Outlook Calendar.

       

      SYNCING CALENDARS

      It is a little tricky to sync Google Calender with Outlook Calendar or vice versa. It is better just to stick with one calendar, but see the following links if you wish sync Outlook and Google calendars.

      Curious about the differences between the two calendars? See the following links: