Managing Calendar Events

Create a general (content) event

  1. Using the calendar menu, select the course for which you want to create the event.
    Location of calendar list
  2. Click the Create Event button in the calendar content area.
  3. Click Add Content on the Create Event page to associate course content with the event. Select the content you want to add to the event and click Add.
  4. Enter optional event information
  5. Enter information about recurrences and restrictions. 
  6. When entering a Description, you can use the HTML Editor to insert tables, quicklinks, images, and you can also include resources available through the Insert Stuff option.
  7. Enter a Location. 
  8. Enter a Title, Description, and specify a date and time. (If you add content and want to add a custom name for the event, select Use custom name and enter the custom title.)
    • Enter optional event information
    • Enter information about recurrences and restrictions. 
    • Enter a Location. 
  9. Click Create.
NOTE: To add and remove content to an event after you have already created it, click the context menu for the event name in agenda view, then click  Edit Event, or click the event in the calendar content area, then click Edit.

"Quick create" an event

  1. In the calendar menu, click on a course to set it as the current calendar.
  2. In Day view, click a time interval to create an event within that course.

Adding event recurrences and restrictions in Calendar

Add an event recurrence

  1. On the Edit Event page for the event you want to add a recurrence to, click Add Recurrence in the When section.
  2. Set your recurrence options for the event.

Add an event restriction

  1. On the Edit Event page for the event you want to add a restriction to, click Add Restriction in the When section.
  2. Set your restriction options for the event.

Changing the default event duration

  1. Click Settings in the calendar views area.
  2. In the Default Event Duration drop-down list, make your time selection. Click Save.

Displaying events by day, week, or month

Click between the Day, Week, and Month buttons to toggle the way the calendar displays events.

Change core hours

  1. Click Settings in the calendar views area.
  2. Set your core hours. Click Save.
     
    NOTE: It is more important to set core hours if you are viewing your calendar on a smaller resolution screen. Core hours determine the minimum height of the day and week view, and the shaded areas of the calendar.

Hide or show weekends

  1. Click  Settings in the calendar views area
  2. Under Core Hours on the Settings page, clear or select the check box next to Show weekends to hide or show weekends. Click Save.

Displaying events in Agenda view

View as an agenda

To display calendar content in the Agenda view, click Agenda in the calendar views area.

Change event grouping

You can change how events in the agenda are grouped using the Date, Course, and Category options in the calendar content area.

Change time range

To change the time range of the list of events in the Agenda view, toggle the  left- and right-facing arrows. Your choices are:

  • Today and tomorrow
  • Next 7 days
  • Next 14 days

Displaying events in List view

In the List view, you can see all your course events in a list. You can also filter them by type: Dropbox, Checklists, Discussions, Grades, Materials, Modules, Quizzes, and Surveys.

Viewing event details in Calendar

Do one of the following:

  • Click on the event in the day, week, or month view to access a partial display of event details.
  • Click More… to see full event details in these views, including any content available for viewing.
  • Click the event in the List view to access full event details.

Deleting an event in Calendar

Do one of the following:

  • In the Agenda view, click the context menu for the event name and select Delete Event.
  • In the Day, Week, and Month view, click the event, and Delete.
  • In the List view, click the event. Select Delete Event from the context menu of the event.
NOTE: You can only delete events created in the Calendar tool.