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How do I duplicate an event in the Calendar as a student?

Events you create in the Calendar will appear on your personal calendar or on a group calendar.  You can create events with specific dates and times as well as all-day events.

If you want to create the same event multiple times for yourself or for a group, you can create a duplicate event. Duplicating events creates multiple copies of the event every day, week, or month. For example, you may create a duplicate group event for a weekly study group. This may help keep you organized and prepared for your course.

Once created in a calendar, duplicate events are not linked together and are independent events. Therefore, if you need to modify an event, each event has to be modified individually. Additionally, duplicate events can only be created when creating a new event; editing an existing event does not display the duplicate option.

Tips for duplicate events:

  • Weekly events are duplicated on the day of the week of the first event. For instance, if an event is created on a Monday and repeats weekly, the next instance of the event will appear on the following Monday, regardless of the actual date.‬
  • ‪Monthly events are duplicated on the day of the month of the first event. For instance, if an event is created on July 6 and repeats monthly, the next instance of the event will appear on August 6. ‬

Open Calendar

Open Calendar

In Global Navigation, click the Calendar link.

Add Event

Click any date on the calendar to add an event [1]. Or, click the arrows next to the month name to navigate to a different month [2] and select a date.

If you don't want to manually locate the date, you can click the Add icon [3].

View More Options

View More Options

Enter the details as you would when creating a personal reminder [1]. In the Calendar drop-down menu [2], select your calendar or the group calendar for the event. Click the More Options button [3].

Duplicate Event

Duplicate Event

Click the Duplicate checkbox.

Note: If you cannot see the checkbox, you selected the wrong calendar when creating the new event.

Add Duplicate Details

Add Duplicate Details

By default, events are set to repeat every week [1].

If you want to change the repeating event to daily or monthly, click the Week(s) drop-down menu and select your preferred time range. You may also have to change the number that precedes the time period.

By default, events are set to create one occurrence [2], meaning it will create the initial event plus one additional (two total events). If you want to change the number of additional occurrences, enter the number in the text field. 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 [3].

Create Event

Create Event

Click the Create Event button.

View Events

View Events

View the events in your calendar.

Remember, once created, duplicate events are not linked together and are independent events. Therefore, if you need to modify an event, each event has to be edited individually.