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How do I create a recurring event in my Canvas calendar as an observer?

When you create a new event in your Canvas calendar, you can also schedule it to repeat, or duplicate, daily, weekly, or monthly. This may you stay organized observing multiple students, multiple courses, and multiple events in Canvas as an observer.

You can only create a recurring event when creating a new event in your calendar; editing an existing event does not display the duplicate option. After creating a duplicate event, each duplicate is an independent calendar event; duplicates are not linked and must be modified individually.

Duplicate Event Tips:

  • Weekly events repeat on the same week day of the first event. For instance, if an event is created on a Monday and repeats weekly, the next duplicate event occurs on the following Monday.
  • ‪Monthly events repeat on the same day of the month of the first event. For instance, if an event is created on July 6 and repeats monthly, the next duplicate event occurs on August 6. ‬

Open Calendar

In Global Navigation, click the Calendar link.

Add Event

Add Event

To add an event to your calendar, click any calendar date [1]. You can also navigate to view previous or upcoming dates using the Previous and Next icons [2].

Alternatively, you can click the Add icon [3].

Open More Options

View More Options

Add event details [1], then click the More Options button [2].

Duplicate Event

View More Options

From the More Options page you can review event details. You can also and add an event description in the Rich Content Editor [1] and add an address for the event [2].

To duplicate the event, click the Duplicate checkbox [3].

Add Duplicate Details

Add Duplicate Details

By default, duplicate events are set to repeat weekly for one occurrence. However, you can change the interval, frequency, and number of recurrences.

To change the duplicate interval, enter a number in the Duplicate Interval field [1].

To specify how often an event repeats, click the Duplicate Frequency drop-down menu [2]. By default, events repeat weekly, but you can also select daily or monthly options.

To change the number of event recurrences, enter a number in the Additional Occurrences field [3]. The calendar event supports up to 200 additional occurrences.

If you want to automatically add a number to the end of each event title (such as Event 1, Event 2, etc.), click the Count checkbox [4].

Create Event

Create Event

Click the Create Event button.

View Events

View Events

View the duplicate events in your calendar.

Once created, duplicate events are not linked and are independent calendar events. Therefore, if you need to modify an event, each event must be edited individually.