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How do I view the Calendar in the Canvas app on my iOS device?

You can view up to 10 calendars from your courses in the app.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Note: If you want to view Canvas events in the native iOS calendar, you can also subscribe to the Canvas calendar feed and view Canvas events along with your personal calendars. Additionally, students cannot sign up for Scheduler appointments in the app, and teachers and students cannot create events in the app.

Open Calendar

Open Calendar

In the Dashboard, tap the Calendar icon.

Select Calendars

Select Calendars

The first time you open the Calendar, the app will ask you to select up to 10 calendars you want to view. To select course calendars, tap the Yes button.

select calendars

Either in the Current or All Courses list, tap the checkbox next to each calendar you want to select [1]. Then tap the Done link [2].

View Monthly Calendar

View Monthly Calendar

The calendar displays an overview of the current month. The current day of the month is highlighted in blue text [1], and the calendar circles any dates that contain an assignment or event [2]. Each assignment or event is indicated with a color-coded dot that is associated with the appropriate course calendar.

For an overview of another month, swipe the calendar up or down.

View Calendar Settings

View Calendar Settings

To return to the current month view, tap the calendar icon [1]. To refresh the calendar, click the refresh icon [2].

View Daily Calendar

View Daily Calendar

To display calendar events for a specific date, click a date in the month view.

view daily calendar

The daily list view shows the assignment type [1] and the name of the assignment or event [2].

For an overview of another day, use the date arrows [3] or swipe the calendar to the left or right.

To return to the current day, tap the calendar icon [4].

View Landscape Mode (Tablet Devices)

In tablet devices, the Calendar supports landscape mode, which allows you to view the monthly calendar and the daily calendar concurrently. When viewing in landscape mode, the date being viewed in the monthly calendar is highlighted with a shaded circle.