What is the Canvas Calendar and how do I use it?


What It Is:

Calendar is a global tool for each course or group associated with the user.

Why It's Awesome:

  • Choose what you see: courses can be enabled/disabled in the Calendar view.
  • Different views: user can choose month, week, or agenda view.
  • Calendar, Assign Dates in course, and Syllabus work in conjunction - change date in one place and it updates all the others!
  • Icons are clear: Assessments, when assigned, will appear on the calendar with an icon representing which assessment type it is (Assignment, Discussion or Quiz.)
  • Upon student submission, items will cross off on the student calendar.
  • Items cross off on the instructor's calendar when the due date has passed and all items have been graded.
  • Events can also be added - they appear with the calendar icon. Events can also be duplicated.

Ways to Make It More Awesome:

  • The Scheduler tool is a way to allow students to sign up for appointment slots.
  • Calendar can be synched to another calendaring software using the iCal calendar feed link.
  • Assignment shells can be built directly from the Calendar. 
  • Drag-drop- items in the calendar can be moved by dragging and dropping to change due dates that will automatically update for students. 

Want more? Explore these Canvas Guides for more info:

How do I use the Calendar as an instructor?

How do I set a different event date for each section in a course calendar?

How do I view the Calendar iCal feed to subscribe to an external calendar as an instructor?

How do I add a repeating event to a course calendar?

  • Last Updated May 04, 2023
  • Views 4
  • Answered By Sophie Theiss

FAQ Actions

Was this helpful? 0 0