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

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

If you have not yet created the event, learn how to create a Calendar event.

Open Conferences

Open Conferences

In Course Navigation, 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.

Open Calendar

Open Calendar

In Global Navigation, click the Calendar link.

Edit Event

Edit Event

View event details by clicking the event you want to view [1] and clicking the Edit button [2].

Open More Options

Open More Options

Click the More Options button.

Paste URL

Paste URL

Go back to the Calendar event. Highlight the text you'd like to link to the conference in the Rich Content Editor [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.

Update Event

Update Event

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. Click the Update Event button to save changes.