How is the new Calendar different from the old Calendar?

The new Calendar looks different than the old Calendar, but has the same functionality plus some new features. This lesson helps you identify the differences between each calendar.

At this time, calendars cannot be printed or imported/exported.

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

View Old Calendar

This is how the old Calendar looks.

View New Calendar

This is the new Calendar. By default, the calendar will set to the Calendar Month view.

View Old Calendar Sidebar

View Old Calendar Sidebar

This is how the old Calendar sidebar looks. The colors for the courses were muted and sometimes hard to see the difference between the multiple courses.

View New Calendar Sidebar

View New Calendar Sidebar

This is how the new Calendar sidebar looks. The new sidebar features more vibrant colors to view multiple courses easier, better layout to be more efficient, and maintained filter-in functionality. The calendar can show up to 10 courses and/or groups at a time.

View Old Calendar Undated Events List

View Old Calendar Undated Events List

In the old Calendar, when you clicked the Show undated events link, you would see a list of events and assignments.

View New Calendar Undated Events List

View New Calendar Undated Events List

In the new Calendar, when you click the Show undated events link, you will see a list of events and assignments. The assignments and events will be differentiated by icons and by the personal, course, or group calendar color.

View Due Dates

Assignments are shown with an icon next to the assignment title. The icon reflects the assignment type: Discussion [1], Assignment [2], or Quiz [3].

Calendar Events do not include an icon [4].

Each item on the calendar is color-coded to match the courses or calendars in the sidebar.

View New Way to Move Between Months

View New Way to Move Between Months

The new Calendar has different buttons to click to move from month to month. You can also easily view the events for the current date.

View Old Calendar Edit Event Window

View Old Calendar Edit Event Window

The old Calendar Edit Event pop-up window looks like this.

View Add Event or Assignment

View Add Event or Assignment

Instead of having to access the sidebar to add a new event, users can now add a new event at the top of the calendar, next to the refresh icon.

View New Calendar Edit Event Window

View New Calendar Edit Event Window

The new Calendar Edit Event pop-up window has the same functionality as the old Calendar Edit Event window, but has a new and improved look. The color background matches the course color in the Calendar sidebar.

View Varied Due Dates

View Varied Due Dates

If a course has sections with varied due dates, instructors will see the multiple due dates. Students will only see their section's due date.

View New Calendar Features

View New Calendar Features

Click Week, Month, or Agenda to open a particular view.

View New Calendar Week

The is the new Calendar Week View. By clicking the Week button, the Calendar will show you the week you want to view.

View New Calendar All Day Events

The new Calendar allows you to view All Day Events at the top slot of the calendar week.

View New Calendar Time Slots

View New Calendar Time Slots

On the new Calendar for the week view, the time slots go from 12:00 am to 12:00 pm.

 

View New Calendar Agenda

The is the new Calendar Agenda View. By clicking the Agenda button, the Calendar will show you all of your calendar items, beginning with the month selected in Month view.

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