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Duplicate Calendar Events on Specific Days of the Week

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   When creating events on my calendar, I noticed that it would be easier to duplicate certain events so that they are listed only on certain days of the week. However, I'm not sure if that's entirely possible...

   Here is a real example that you can use possibly when answering as a point of reference: I would like to have an event called 'U8L11.ppt,U8L11 Recording,U8L12 Class.pptx Review' duplicated on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. This would be similar to how Google Calendar can duplicate events on certain days only. Is there an option on the Canvas Calendar that allows for this? 

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Thanks for helping, 

Michael A. 

GCA Student 

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michael1439273
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It seems as though I've answered my own question... 

I created a 'Test Event' and messed with the settings and it seems like I have to create an individual event for the days that I want. For example, since I only want the event entitled 'U8L11.ppt,U8L11 Recording,U8L12 Class.pptx Review' duplicated on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, I will have to individually create 1 event called 'U8L11.ppt,U8L11 Recording,U8L12 Class.pptx Review' on Monday. And a second event called 'U8L11.ppt,U8L11 Recording,U8L12 Class.pptx Review' on Wednesday and so on. There is no way, unless I am mistaken, to create 1 event that shows the event only on certain days, like Google Calendar (As shown in the snips below). As you can see, in Google Calendar, I can create a "Custom recurrence" that "Repeats on" Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and ends after 4 occurrences. 

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The reason for doing this is to make my life easier... (in the long run, that is) I thought, "If there is a way to create events for my testing next week as reminders to keep me on track without having to do much work setting up events one at a time, I'm in! But, the calendar has to be able to create events that are only on specific days, because my tests are only on specific days." (I know I'm weird for talking to myself like that...but hey it gets the job done)

 

Thanks for helping, 

Michael Arocho 

GCA Student

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christopher_gil
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Hi Michael, just to clarify, you stated 

 "When creating events on my calendar, I noticed that it would be easier to duplicate certain assignments so that they are listed only on certain days of the week. However, I'm not sure if that's entirely possible...

 

   Here is a real example that you can use possibly when answering as a point of reference: I would like to have a World Geography assignment called 'U8L11.ppt,U8L11 Recording,U8L12 Class.pptx Review' duplicated on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. This would be similar to how Google Calendar can duplicate events on certain days only. Is there an option on the Canvas Calendar that allows for this?"

I just wanted to clarify, are you asking to duplicate Events or assignments on the Calendar? 

Below is a pic of a Calendar event as it is created. It should be noted that after the event is created it is not possible (could be a bug) to duplicate. 

Hope this help, I may have misunderstood your question, 

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Chris G

 @christopher_gil ‌, 

To clarify, I am asking to duplicate events not assignments. I'm sorry for the confusion. Also, with regards to the picture you provided, can you explain what each of the settings do so that I can see if its possible to duplicate events only on certain days? 

Thanks for helping, 

Michael A. 

GCA Student 

Sorry, just saw that you are a student, what are you trying to do with events, it helps me frame responses when I know why someone wants to do something in a a certain way. 

this LINK should help

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].

hope this helps,

Chris 

michael1439273
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It seems as though I've answered my own question... 

I created a 'Test Event' and messed with the settings and it seems like I have to create an individual event for the days that I want. For example, since I only want the event entitled 'U8L11.ppt,U8L11 Recording,U8L12 Class.pptx Review' duplicated on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, I will have to individually create 1 event called 'U8L11.ppt,U8L11 Recording,U8L12 Class.pptx Review' on Monday. And a second event called 'U8L11.ppt,U8L11 Recording,U8L12 Class.pptx Review' on Wednesday and so on. There is no way, unless I am mistaken, to create 1 event that shows the event only on certain days, like Google Calendar (As shown in the snips below). As you can see, in Google Calendar, I can create a "Custom recurrence" that "Repeats on" Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and ends after 4 occurrences. 

345480_pastedImage_4.png345488_pastedImage_6.png

The reason for doing this is to make my life easier... (in the long run, that is) I thought, "If there is a way to create events for my testing next week as reminders to keep me on track without having to do much work setting up events one at a time, I'm in! But, the calendar has to be able to create events that are only on specific days, because my tests are only on specific days." (I know I'm weird for talking to myself like that...but hey it gets the job done)

 

Thanks for helping, 

Michael Arocho 

GCA Student

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