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Account level calendar (and sub-account level calendar)

Account level calendar (and sub-account level calendar)

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Account level and sub-account level calendar use cases:

  1. Holiday dates
  2. Open days
  3. Special events
  4. Competitions

 

All users within that account or sub-account would see these calendar events.

78 Comments
cms_hickss
Community Contributor

This would also be nice for University-wide important dates, such as:

  • First Day of Classes
  • Last Day of Add/Drop
  • Withdrawal Deadline
  • Last Day of Classes
christine_mckeo
Community Participant

Yes, Susan! Agree it would be great for users to be able to access an institution's academic calendar through the Canvas feature.

john_keitges
Community Member

This NEEDS to happen!!!!

cchavers
Community Member

Absolutely!

BROEKERC
Community Participant

This would be a wonderful enhancement! I've gotten a lot of feedback from students in my classes saying they wish the college academic calendar was available in Canvas.

millerjm
Community Champion

We have had faculty asking for an institutional calendar for years!  This would eliminate a lot of work that faculty members do to create important dates on the calendar, and make students more aware of these dates. 

If these could be at the term-level for the institution (such as withdrawal deadlines) and at the sub-account level (for discipline specific dates or events).  Some larger universities or k-12 districts probably have a much more complicated semester date situation so the flexibility to be able to do either would be beneficial. 

nprueda
Community Member

Great Idea. We really Need this!

erdeljacj
Community Member

Please add this-it will help us so much!!

mikescheid
Community Contributor

We are new to canvas and struggling with this very thing. Please get this done ASAP!!

jgrenier
Community Participant

Account and Sub-Account level calendars would be incredibly beneficial to our teachers and students. We could mark holidays, special bell schedules at each school, finals etc.  Currently, our teachers need to list important dates in every course they create which is very time-consuming.

tsmith1
Community Member

In addition to having common meeting times, days off, etc., it would be helpful for those of us at the h.s. level to mark which days are which for our block schedule (for ex, all even days get marked) as this would make it easier to establish due dates for assignments/tests/projects/etc.

peytoncraighill
Instructure
Instructure

Thanks for the feedback, everybody!

I'll workshop this with the team and respond with an update here.

BROEKERC
Community Participant

Awesome!  Thanks Peyton.

mhughesmarkovic
Community Member

YES - please make this happen!

e01166
Community Participant

This is something we've been trying to figure out for our Canvas instance as well. In our case, the sub-account calendars are what is needed. We have schools within the district operating on different calendars. At the K-12 is would also be nice to be able to include such things as assemblies, scholarship deadlines, etc...

A general calendar would help position the LMS as an information hub.

peytoncraighill
Instructure
Instructure

After some discussion, here's where we are:

  • Calendar has always been billed as a relatively simple course facilitation tool, and adding account-level calendars that integrate with users' course and personal calendars complicates that model.
  • For now, we're okay with encouraging institutions to use Google Calendar (GAFE schools) or Office Calendar (O365 schools), or any other calendar, for managing account-level events, and using the Canvas calendar feed option to integrate with Canvas.

Here are a few links to documentation on our calendar feed:

e01166
Community Participant

This is really unfortunate as it doesn't seem to address the root desire for this feature. This solution (work-around) requires an additional calendar, living outside Canvas. I believe the goal of this request is to have one calendar that could be seen by all users. The proposed solution seems to the opposite of the requested feature.

I can understand that this could complicate the model from a technical perspective. The request is to simplify the functionality for teachers and students.

Thanks for your consideration.

mikescheid
Community Contributor

I feel like you have totally missed the need that this feature request addressed. We want a calendar INSIDE canvas that allows our schools to have events specific to them at the sub account level. As well as a district wide calendar INSIDE canvas for district wide events. We do not need the canvas calendar to populate outside of canvas to another system. We need a calendar within Canvas!  I am very, very, disappointed that with the support this request has garnered, you have simply dismissed it and it sure seems that you have not even heard what the need is based on your solution!

stephen_fowler
Community Member

This is a great idea. We would like to be able to add the academic calendar to everyone's personal calendar in Canvas.

ewerhardt
Community Member

Our college uses Google Calendar as our official academic calendar.  It contains all those important deadlines that apply all students.  We would like to pull that calendar into the global Canvas calendar so ALL course calendars will automatically have these items show up.  Then we can add or edit items from the google source knowing it will be fed into Canvas courses. While this is the ideal scenario, a second option is to simply give the Sys Admins access to the Canvas global calendar so we can create and manage global dates and events. Unless I've missed it, I don't see that admins have access to a global calendar.  So...how do we get this request back on the radar?