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Create a single course calendar entry across multiple classes

Create a single course calendar entry across multiple classes

When you have an event that applies to multiple classes it would be Great to enter the event once and have it post to multiple course calendars.

What I would like is a way to enter the same assignment for multiple

classes, without having to type it in 3 or 4 different times.  For example:

We use the ALEKS Math program. I want to enter an 'ALEKS' work day for all

my classes, without having to retype it.

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Community Coach
Community Coach

Thank you for your submission. I can see how this might cut down on a teacher's workflow. As far as things like school vacation or major events, have you (or your Canvas admin) had an opporutnity to leverage the Canvas API to post one event on multiple course calendars?

Community Member

I assume Canvas API is the person in charge at the district level...In any

event, I was thinking more along the lines of when I'm doing the same thing

with all my classes one day (like working on a Computer program, or

watching the same video, or celebrating Pi day), so this would still be

something I'd like to be able to do as a teacher at a classroom level.

On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 10:54 PM, biray@instructure.com <

Community Team
Community Team

Hi Linda

That makes sense.  For the Institution events like holidays, no school days, etc, there is already a request here " modifiedtitle="true" title="Account level calendar (and sub-account level calendar).

Would you please edit your idea (using the edit tool the right of the idea when you open it) to reflect the more specific class use cases you defined above and we'll be happy to move this forward for voting.

Community Member

I must be really brain dead, because I can't locate any 'edit tool to the

right of the idea when I open it'. And I'm not sure where I'm supposed to

open the idea.

What I would like is a way to enter the same assignment for multiple

classes, without having to type it in 3 or 4 different times. For example:

We use the ALEKS Math program. I want to enter an 'ALEKS' work day for all

my classes, without having to retype it.

On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 1:05 PM, rcarney@instructure.com <

Community Team
Community Team

Not a problem.  I went ahead and added your additional description and edited the title.  The Edit option is to the right of your feature idea under the menu "Actions".  It only appears when you open the feature idea, it will not show in the preview of the inbox.

Let me know if you need help with anything.  Your idea will open for voting in August.

Community Member

Not sure how to vote but I vote YES

Community Team
Community Team

Voting does not open on this idea until August 5th!  How does the voting process work for feature ideas?

Community Team
Community Team

This idea is now open for voting.

Community Member

I could see this being useful for office hours across multiple courses taught by one instructor.

Community Member

I agree WHOLEHEARTEDLY!!!

I have had to import a google calendar into my pages to work around this for now-it's just too much work to add all the events in all Five of my classes...