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I created a series of recurring events in the calendar. My weekly office hours for recurring on Tuesdays for 8 weeks. Unfortunately I had the wrong information and needed to delete the series. When I went in to delete I did not get the option to delete or edit the series.  I could only delete each calendar even individually I could not edit or delete the entire series.

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Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

 @kfritch1 , you'll find directions for editing a calendar event in  How do I edit an event or assignment in the Calendar? 

Turning to the second part of the idea, as noted in the blue section of How do I add and duplicate an event in the Calendar as an instructor? , 

Once created in a course calendar, duplicate events are not linked together and are independent events. Therefore, if users 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.

With this in mind, would you modify the idea description so that it focuses on a request for the ability to bulk-edit all of the individual events associated with a particular recurring entry?

Thanks.

kfritch1
Community Member

I created recurring weekly office hours for 8 weeks.  I did not have all of the correct information in the series. I went in to edit and I could only edit each individual event.  I did not have the option to edit the entire series.  Unfortunately I had to go in and delete each event and try again. 

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

 @kfritch1 , yes, what you have described is how the repeating events functionality is currently designed. Your idea description asks for two different things, one of which—the ability to edit a single event—is already possible. Would you please edit the description so that it focuses solely on being able to edit a set of repeating events as a series?

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

Thanks for making the request edit, Kim! We've opened this idea for community consideration.

kfritch1
Community Member

Thank you!

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jasmor
Community Member

The ability to bulk edit/delete calendar events is CRUCIAL, especially when you accidentally schedule a series of incorrect Zoom meetings (I can't be the only one!). 

ShawnGatz
Community Member

About 7-10 clicks per class to make a recurring calendar events that will last the school year....YEA!!!!

Realizing there was 1 mistake that was copied onto every one of those events..... drat.

Trying to fix or delete the events one at a time....PRICELESS!

5 Classes X 2 events per day X 180 school days X 6 clicks to edit (or 3 clicks to delete) = 10800 clicks

OR

5 Classes X 2 events per day X 180 school days X  3 clicks to delete = 5400 clicks and then having to redo the recurring event and hope you don't make another mistake

VS.

CANVAS ALLOWING TEACHERS TO CHOOSE MULTIPLE EVENTS TO DELETE OR EDIT AT ONCE.

Tasha_Biesinger
Community Contributor

We've had several faculty ask how they can update their recurring meetings in the Canvas Calendar - and be very frustrated when they can't, and even more frustrated when they can't bulk delete them to start again. It would be fabulous if faculty could bulk update recurring meetings, but to be able to bulk delete would be a great first step.

Also - how do we vote on ideas these days?

julie_mills
Community Member

Agree 100%.  This has made a ton of work for our teachers over the weekend before school starts.  Thanks for suggesting!

jmeikrantz
Community Member

This feature is 100% past due. We've been able to change recurring events on Google Calendar and other platforms for 10+ years. This wasted well over 6 hours for me this pre-service week.

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

@Tasha_Biesinger 

The Idea Conversations forum is primarily designed to collect use cases and examples, and members can add their star ratings to ideas. Community Feedback and Communication explains this more fully.

Tasha_Biesinger
Community Contributor

@Stefanie thanks for the information and the link! I found the stars - I wasn't sure I had really clicked (I expected them to change color or something), but I found the list of people who had rated this idea and I was listed, so I'm good now. 😎

Shannon_Holck
Community Member

Use Case: Bulk/Edit of Student Created Recurring Calendar events

As a student, I would like to be able to edit recurring events on my calendar when I make a mistake in scheduling, e.g. 2am instead of 2pm, rather than have to delete each calendar event separately as this is several clicks per event to open it, edit it, delete it, confirm it.  If not possible, I would like to be able to integrate with a more feature-rich, external calendar tool, e.g. Google Calendar, or Outlook Calendar.  

Impact: Correcting a recurring event as currently implemented, where recurring events are not associated to each other, results in ~one hour loss of time per calendar series for a semester long recurring event.

 

brittany_robert
Community Member

I have a teacher who wants to add daily agendas to his Canvas calendar as events. These are more for him than for the students, so he is putting them in his "Master" default term course. However, there is not a way currently to mass change dates in a default term course. That works when copying from one year to the next in live courses with kids because you can alter dates en masse, but he's not copying from year to year for this--it's permanently housed in the master class. So he would have to go in event by event (so, every day) to change the agenda date from the previous year. Can we add a way to mass change calendar event dates like you can with assignments in a batch edit?

renee4
Community Member

This is very much needed! It is incredibly difficult to first have to create all events anew--instead of being able to duplicate existing events--AND to then not be able to edit events as a series when they were created that way. Bring on this "bulk edit"/"series edit"/"treat event as series" now, please! 

jacob5
Community Member

I am embarrassed to admit how many times I've prayed for this option... anything closer to GCal functionality to make a change-all or delete-all

dvander
Community Member

Yes, please! This would make revising information regarding classes and other repeated events so much easier!

teacher21
Community Member

It would be SO helpful to have this ability! Google Calendar is a lot more user friendly, change friendly, and mistake friendly. Canvas please please please code this into the calendar.

cwhalen
Community Member

I would like the calendars to operate more like Google's. I want to be able to "edit all occurrences", or click Zoom Meeting from X date to Y date, not 146 days. And I would like to be able to click "every Tu and Th for 6 weeks. And then if I need to amend the descriptor I would like it to update all entries. Lastly, I would like to be able to this copy over to other sections/courses with a single click.

 

In other words, if I have 3 class that all meet M,T,Th,Fri, but at different times, this would take me about 20 minutes to set this up. Instead I end up spending about 6 hours doing the same operation. I have ADHD so I make a lot of little mistakes (e.g. forgetting to put a date, wanting it AM but the default is pm, etc.) So I literally spend hours creating and fixing my calendar mistakes (like 6 hours). 

 

I will add an event that meets every day for 150 days and then I have to go back and delete all the weekends and Wednesdays and holidays. Then I realize I posted it on my default calendar and not on my Period 1. So now I have to manually delete 150 calendar entries, then create new ones and delete the weekends, Wednesdays and holidays. Then I realize one of the times says pm instead of AM, so I have to delete those 150 entries and repeat. 

 

PLEASE HELP!!!!!! 

I AM SURE THE CANVAS STAFF ARE WORKING QUITE HARD, BUT THIS REALLY IS UNACCEPTABLE THAT SUCH FEATURES ARE UNAVAILABLE GIVEN THE COST AND NUMBER OF USERS CANVAS OVERSEES.

 

Thank you.

 

danielle_stephe
Community Member

An option is needed to mass delete events on the calendar. For example, when you select an event (if it’s a repetitive event) the option should be erase this one occurrence or all occurrences.