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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.


At the moment, you can only add things to the calendar to one 'course'.  Sometimes an event will be relevant to multiple courses,  Please can you make it possible to select all of the relevant courses rather than having to add multiple events for the same thing.


I would like the ability to do this as well - its redundant to repeat the event across multiple course. 



This suggestion has been open for 5 years now. Canvas is being utilized by more and more K-12 institutions and the ability to post assignment reminders or other events that are the same to multiple sections of the same course is needed. College students may be able to understand that a due date 2 weeks away means that you have to start your work ahead of time. K-12 students, and their parents, do not have this foresight. Reminders that can easily be shared between courses will increase efficiencies, mitigate stress, and encourage better planning for our students.


The workaround that I have figured out works if you have Blueprinted your classes. 

In the blueprint do the following:

  1. Create a page with a title like - GOV (REMINDER) 5.4 Assignment OPENS Today Due by 11/2. In this example, I could "open" the assignment on 10/26.
  2. Click Edit and click on the Add to student to-do button and select the date you want this reminder to show up in the Calendar (10/26) - NOT the due date of the assignment (11/2). The original assignment is already on the Calendar for its due date.
    1. Optional: You can add directions, documents, rubrics, etc... to this page if you want
    2. Optional: You can add this page to your Module if you want. If you think this will make the module too crowded with information, then you can just leave it as a page. The calendar event will still show up even if the page is not in a Module.
  3. Sync your blueprint and the GOV (REMINDER) will show up on all associated calendars on the date you selected in the Add to student to-do calendar.

Hope this helps a little bit

  1.  Add to student to-do
  2.  Add to student to-do

It would be very useful to be able to list an event on multiple courses' calendars without having to enter it manually on each one. For example, because my office hours are at the same time for all my classes, I would like to be able to just set them up once on the calendar rather than individually for each class I teach.