How do I use the Calendar as a student?
The Calendar is a great way to view everything you have to do for all your courses in one place. You can view calendar events by day, week, month, or agenda list. The calendar also includes access to the Scheduler, which is an optional scheduling tool in Canvas.
Note: If you change your language or locale preferences, the Calendar week start date may also change. Certain languages or locales change the Calendar week start date to Monday.
The Calendar spans all courses and displays information for each of your enrolled courses and groups. In the navigation bar, you can choose to view the calendar in Week, Month, or Agenda view . The view you choose dictates the style of the calendar window . By default, the calendar appears in Month view.
The sidebar  shows a quick-view calendar, your list of courses and groups, and undated items for your courses and groups.
Each personal, course, and group calendar is identified by a separate color that populates the calendar view. Associated calendar items for each course or group display when selected in the calendar view .
By default, the first 10 course and group calendars will be selected and appear in the calendar view. To hide a calendar, click the box next to the name of the calendar . Calendars that are not active within the calendar view display as faded text .
Note: Canvas will assign an arbitrary color for each calendar unless a custom color is chosen. Each calendar contains 15 default colors, but you can insert a Hex code to create any color of your choice. Colors set in Dashboard course cards also update in the calendar.
In the Month view, click the arrow buttons  to move from month to month. To view events for the current date, click the Today button .
To view a specific date, click the month link  and enter a date in the date field  or select a date from the calendar .
Assignments are shown with an icon next to the assignment title. The icon reflects the assignment type: Discussion , Assignment , Quiz , or Events . Non-graded items with a to-do date may display in the calendar for a course.
Each item on the calendar is color-coded to match the courses or calendars in the sidebar.
To view full details for an assignment or event, hover over the item .
Calendar assignments can also be crossed out , which is a simple way to keep track of assignments. Assignments are crossed out once the assignment has been submitted. However, assignments that have been awarded a grade but do not contain an actual submission will not be crossed out.
To view the calendar by week, click the Week button. The Week view shows all calendar items by date and time. Note that some assignments may be due at 11:59 pm, which appear at the bottom of the calendar view.
All-day events appear at the top of the calendar week. These events do not include a specific event time.
Like in the Month view, if you want to extend an all-day event across multiple days, hover over the edge of the event until you see a black arrow. Drag your event across all required dates. In Week view, you can only drag your event to the end of the week that you are viewing.
If your institution has enabled Scheduler appointment groups, you can sign up for an appointment in the Calendar sidebar.