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Account level and sub-account level calendar use cases:
All users within that account or sub-account would see these calendar events.
I'd love to see a feature that allows admins to make mass calendar updates for all users to include Day of the Week (we work on a six-day cycle), Holidays, In-Service Days, Snow Days, etc.
We're new users that desperate for this feature! This would be a gamechanger for our families.
This would be an amazing feature!
This would be great! We're currently considering making a university-wide "course" with everyone in it for this exact purpose.
It would make a lot more sense for there to be an option, in the admin account, to set key institutional dates which are then visible in all users' calendars.
I was looking for a simple way to add a special event to multiple courses, but stumbling across this conversation, sounds like there isn't a way to do that. It would obviously be hugely beneficial to add this functionality. Special events, gatherings, holidays, etc.
I hope you'll add this functionality.
I agree this would be a great feature! I think it would be important to allow it to be fed via rss or some other automated process for ease of updating and keeping things in sync.
An idea for: Canvas instance calendar or school-wide calendar!
It would be convenient to have a school-wide calendar, created at the admin level for editing-protection purposes, that contains holidays, school-breaks, teacher in-service days, minimum days, and other general and or local events that may pertain to all students across all courses for the entire school year. This main calendar would "trickle down" to all courses when a new course is copied or created. All Canvas users could be able to view this calendar, where they can turn it on or off, depending on their preference. Linking to an external calendar doesn't allow for users to see both the main school calendar overlaid on their Canvas course calendar.
Lastly, having this school-wide or instance-wide main calendar would save teachers time in recording dates/events; it will let them focus more on their individual course dates/events, and most importantly, to ensure there or no scheduling conflicts!
(We would be happy to beta test this!!)
Did NOT see the previous posts about this idea! Good to know I'm not alone. Kinda sad that this was brought up SIX YEARS AGO, and still hasn't happened. I would think that in a post-Covid education realm, Canvas would be in use 10 times more than before, and the need for this would be greater. I'm not a technician/programmer, but it seems like something that could easily be done that would help so many users!! Hopefully, this can gain momentum again and this feature could get added to an already great LMS!
I was just asked if we had this ability and am very sad after reading this post. This would be an amazing addition without the need to add a 3rd party app for it to function.
Upvoted. like voting is a thing anymore.
Please add this feature. Dawn
This feature would be very beneficial I believe to have, thanks!
This would be a very valuable feature. Please consider adding this feature to the admin toolbox.
I wish the calendar feature included an option to turn on and off your university's official academic calendar just like you can a Canvas course. It would be helpful to make sure no classes or assignments were assigned on official university holidays, prep days, etc.
It would be helpful to import a district ical calendar into CANVAS for students to be aware of holidays and district events.
Canvas needs a feature that allows posting events to a calendar that is available to all active students. This would be extremely useful with the current calendar feature where you can set time slots and signup limits for each event. This could be used for Tutoring, Open Lab Time Slots, Volunteering, Campus Events, and more.
The current workaround of adding everyone who needs to schedule something to a course and then maintaining it is cumbersome and not sustainable. I have seen several requests on how to do this when searching the community and feel like this would be well utilized if adopted.
Throwing support behind this idea! 👍
Yes, please: Canvas admin should be able to centrally program important school dates into Canvas Calendar for each instance, with additional options to program for other departments/organizations in a district as well.
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