Add or Edit Calendar Events

Create one-time or recurring course reminders from within the Calendar tool, and customize settings for other action items so that they are displayed in the Calendar widget.

Navigate to the Calendar tool through either of the following paths:  

  • Edit Course (in course navbar) > Course Administration (selected from the Edit Course dropdown).  From the Course Administration page, Calendar is a link under the heading Site Resources (when viewing the Category sorting).
  • From the Course Home page, select the word Calendar within the widget, or select the dropdown arrow next to the title Calendar and select Go to Calendar from the dropdown menu. 

The Calendar tool page will open.

  1. To create a new calendar event, on the Calendar tool page select the button Create Event (Figure 1.1). The Create Event page will open.  Figure 1: Calendar-Click Create Event
  2. Complete the required Titlefield [A], and the date and time settings underWhen [B]. For date and time settings, use the date selectors to adjust the event start and end date and time, or select the checkboxAll Day for an event that runs all day. The Description field is optional. Figure 2: Set Calendar Event Parameters
  3. To create a recurring calendar event, click Add Recurrences [C].  
  4. Select the Create button [D].  The event(s) will be added to the Calendar.

To set a calendar event to recur x times within x day(s), week(s), or month(s) select Add Recurrence (step [C] in Figure 2), use the dropdown in the Recurrence field, then select Daily, Weekly, or Monthly.  ()

change calendar recurrence
Figure 3. Change Calendar Recurrence

Within the Calendar tool page, select the event to be edited.  [A]   A page that lists the event details will open.   Select the dropdown arrow next to the event title and select Edit Event[B]. Make any desired changes [C]. Select the Save and Close button to apply the changes to the event.

calendar -  edit event

The options for editing a recurring calendar event are to change only a selected occurrence, the selected occurrence and future occurrences, or all events in the series.   Select the desired option, then selectUpdate[A].

calendar - revise occurrences

Some D2L tools, such as Discussions and Quizzes, provide the option to have their start and end dates added to the Calendar automatically. Other D2L tools, such as Content and Submissions, provide the option to set due dates, which are automatically added to the Calendar.

For instructions on how to add dates to these tools, visit their respective pages: