What is the Calendar?

One of the challenges facing both students and instructors is keeping track of all of the assignments planned throughout the term. Instructors are teaching multiple courses and students are learning in multiple courses. Every course has its own timeline for when things need to be done. The Calendar helps everyone stay on schedule and up to date.

Helpful tips about the calendar:

  • The Calendar is used for reminding students of graded Assignments with specific due dates. To provide students with detailed descriptions of how synchronous class time will be used, consider using Pages or customizing the Course Home Page.
  • The Calendar automatically syncs with other features in Canvas, such as Assignments, Syllabus, and Grades, so if you create, change, or delete the due date of an Assignment on the Calendar, it will show up in all the others and vice versa. You can change dates easily by dragging and dropping assignments from one date to another.
  • The Calendar in Canvas is a global feature, meaning you can see all of your assignments from all of your courses in one place. If your Calendar becomes too crowded, you can filter the number of events listed on your Calendar by selecting or deselecting courses in the Sidebar.
  • The Calendar is designed to display up to 10 calendars at any given time. To help manage user calendars, courses customized in the courses drop-down menu as a favorite course will always be listed at the top of the user’s calendar list in the calendar sidebar.

Note: iOS users can sync the Canvas calendar with the calendars on their mobile devices. For more details visit the Mobile Guides.

Locate Calendar Link

In Global Navigation, click the Calendar link.

View Calendar

After clicking the Calendar link, you will see the Calendar Month with the events [1], the mini Calendar [2], and the Calendar list for courses and/or groups [3]. Learn more details about the calendar view in our calendar view lesson.

Note:

  • An assignment that is crossed out [4] indicates a past due assignment with no ungraded submissions. This is a simple way to keep track of which assignments still have submissions that need grading.
  • You can use keyboard shortcuts to navigate the Calendar. Press the comma key and a pop-up window with keyboard shortcuts will appear for keyboard navigation.

When would I use the Calendar as an instructor?

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