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

A Canvas event is a non-graded Canvas activity. Events you create on the Calendar will not appear on the Assignments page or in the Gradebook. But they will show up on the Syllabus page and student calendars. You can create events with due date times as well as all-day events.

If you want to create the same event multiple times for a course, you can create a recurring event. Recurring (or repeating) events creates multiple copies of the event every day, week, or month. Recurring events are only available for course calendars; they are not supported in personal calendars.

For example, you may create a recurring course event for student study groups every week. You will not grade students on whether or not they have participated in the study group, but you are providing a resource activity on a specific day to help them organize their time and prepare for your course more efficiently.

Once created in a course calendar, recurring events are not linked together and are independent events. Therefore, if users need to modify an event, each event has to be modified individually.

Tips for recurring events:

  • Weekly events are replicated on the day of the week of the first event. For instance, if an event is created on a Monday and repeats weekly, the next instance of the event will appear on the following Monday, regardless of the actual date.‬
  • ‪Monthly events are replicated on the day of the month of the first event. For instance, if an event is created on July 6 and repeats monthly, the next instance of the event will appear on August 6. ‬

 

Note: Recurring calendar events is currently a course opt-in feature. To enable this feature, learn how to manage feature options in the course features lesson.

Open Calendar

Open Calendar

In Global Navigation, click the Calendar link.

Add Event

Click any date on the calendar to add an event [1]. Or, click the arrows next to the month name to navigate to a different month [2] and select a date.

If you don't want to manually locate the date, you can click the Add icon [3].

View More Options

View More Options

Enter the details as you would when adding an individual event [1]. In the Calendar drop-down menu [2], select the course calendar for the event. Click the More Options button [3].

Repeat Event

Repeat Event

Click the Repeat checkbox.

Note: If you cannot see the checkbox, you either selected the wrong calendar course when creating the new event, or you have not enabled the feature option in Course Settings.

Add Repeat Details

Add Repeat Details

By default, events are set to repeat every week [1].

If you want to change the recurrence to daily or monthly, click the Week(s) drop-down menu and select your preferred time range. You may also have to change the number that precedes the time period.

By default, events are set to create one occurrence [2], meaning it will create the initial event plus one additional (two total events). If you want to change the number of additional occurrences, enter the number in the text field.

If you want to automatically add a number to the end of each event title (such as Event 1, Event 2, etc.), click the Count checkbox [3].

Create Event

Create Event

Click the Create Event button.

View Events

View the events in your course calendar.

Remember, once created, recurring events are not linked together and are independent events. Therefore, if you need to modify an event, each event has to be edited individually.