How do I add an event to the course Calendar?
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.
Option 1: Select a Date for the Event
Click any date on the calendar . Click the arrows next to the month name to navigate to a different month .
Option 2: Use Add Icon
Add New Event
Enter a title for the event . The date will already be entered, but you can change it if you like . Specify the start and end time for your event . Make sure that the correct course is selected in the Calendar dropdown . Click More Options to link to files or other resources related to the event . Click Submit .
Explore More Options
If you click more options, you will be taken to the Rich Content Editor . Here you can add video, images, and links that will assist students as they prepare for the event. Remember, events are not designed to be graded. If you want to hold students accountable for an extracurricular activity, you should create an Assignment, not an event.
You can also use a different date for each section in your course by selecting the Use a different date for each section checkbox .
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.
Student View: Event Details in the Calendar
Student View: Calendar Events on the Syllabus Page
Students will see the event listed in the Syllabus page. The link will be un-bolded, signifying that it is not a graded Assignment.