How do I add a Conference invitation link to the course Calendar?

This lesson will help you to add the link to the Conference page to your course Calendar. You should create the Conference first.

Open the Calendar

Open the Calendar

Click the Calendar link in the Global Navigation.

Select a Date for the 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] to add an event or assignment to the calendar.

Add New Event

Add New Event

Enter a title for the event [1]. The date will already be entered, but you can change it if you like [2]. Specify the start and end time for your event [3]. Make sure that the correct course is selected in the Calendar drop-down [4]. Click More Options to link to files or other resources related to the event [5]. Click the Submit button [6].

Explore More Options

Explore More Options

If you click more options, you will be taken to the Rich Content Editor [1]. 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 [2].

Open Conferences

Open Conferences

Click the Conferences link.

View Conferences Page

Locate the conference you want to link in the calendar event.

Copy URL

Copy URL

In the address bar, copy the URL for the Conference page to paste into the calendar event.

Paste URL

Paste URL

Go back to the Calendar event. Type some text in the Rich Content Editor and highlight it [1]. Click the Link icon [2].

Link to Website URL

Link to Website URL

Paste the link in the box [1] and click Insert Link [2]. The link will flash yellow before becoming a clickable link.

View Linked Conference Page

View Linked Conference Page

Now students will be able to click the link to the Conference page from the Calendar event. You may need to direct students to the correct Conference to join.

Student View: Event Details in the Calendar

Student View: Event Details in the Calendar

Students will see your event on their own course Calendar. When they click the event title, they will see a summary page with all of the rich content you've added.

Student View: Calendar Events on the Syllabus Page

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.

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