Course Calendar Basics

Accessing the Calendar

Click the Resources menu in the navbar, then select Calendar.
Screenshot of menu where Calendar is located.
Click Go to Calendar from the Calendar widget drop-down menu.

screenshot of the go to calendar option

Changing calendar color

  1. Click the Change Calendar Colors icon from the calendar menu area.
    screenshot of the change calendar color option
  2. Select the course you want to change the color for from the drop-down list in Calendar Colors.
  3. Click the desired calendar color. Lighten or darken the color by moving the arrow on the side of the color bar up and down.
  4. Click Done.
    screenshot of the calendar colors options

Printing calendars

You can print a daily, weekly, or monthly calendar from the calendar views area, as well as an agenda or list view of your calendar. Click Print and select your Print Options.
screenshot of the Print calendar option

Adding calendars to your display

  1. Click the calendar menu, then click the  Add Calendar icon.
  2. On the Add Calendars page, select the calendars that you want to display in the calendar content area.
    screenshot of the Add Calendars page
  3. Click Add.
  4. Each course is assigned its own identifying color by default.

Removing a calendar from your display

Click the Remove Calendar icon beside the course you want to remove from the calendar menu area.

screenshot of the remove calendar option

Setting your active course calendar

You can switch your current course by changing your active course calendar. Select a course from the calendar menu to activate it.

screenshot of where to select active course from calendar tool

Any event instructors create, and any schedule you view, applies to the course and is viewable in the calendar content area.

Active calendars in the calendar menu

Because you can seamlessly move from one course to another using the Calendar tool, instructors can plan schedules simultaneously for multiple courses, by day, week, or month.

NOTE: Even when you set your current calendar, the calendar content area will, by default, show events from all the courses listed in the calendar menu. To filter the view, click the Remove Calendar icon by the course's name you wish to remove from view in the calendar menu.

Type of calendar events

Here are two different types of events in the Calendar tool:

Availability events

Availability events indicate the availability and due dates of course objects in the Calendar tool, but do not have to be created using the Calendar tool. Once you are enrolled in a course, all objects for that course that you enable to display in the calendar will be visible. You can set due dates for course objects, edit, and delete availability events directly from the Calendar tool.

General (Content) events

These are events you create within the Calendar tool. Instructors can create multiple events for the same course object, and include details of presenters, location, and a seating chart for the event.

Viewing a course schedule in Calendar

Select a course from the calendar menu. You will see the course name display as the menu name. Click on it to view that course's schedule.