How do I add an event to the course Calendar?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). This lesson may include two images for specific steps to show the difference between the two designs. Unless otherwise indicated, the functionality and location of the components remain the same. The view available to you is determined by your institution.

This lesson will help you to add an event to the course Calendar. Events are different than Assignments in canvas. 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.

It is important to understand the difference between a Canvas Assignment and a Canvas Activity. Calendar events may be considered a kind of Canvas Activity. For example, you may link to the readings that you want students to do in preparation for a class discussion in the Calendar. You will not grade students on whether or not they have done the reading, but you are providing the readings to them on a specific day to help them find the resources they need more efficiently.

Open Calendar

Open Calendar

In Global Navigation, click the Calendar link.

Add Event

Add Event

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

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

Add Event Details

Add Event Details

Enter a title for the event [1]. In the date field [2], edit the date if necessary. Specify the start and end time for your event [3]. To create an all-day event, leave the From fields blank so there is no start and end time for your event. If a location is required, enter a location for the event [4]. In the Calendar drop-down menu [5], select the course calendar for the event.

Submit Event

Submit Event

To add a description or link to resources for your event, click the More Options button [6]. Otherwise, click the Submit button [7]. You can edit your event and add additional details later.