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Recurring Activity Option for Calendar

Recurring Activity Option for Calendar

  This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

  Idea will be open for vote May 5th - August 5th, 2015  Learn more about voting...

 

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The calendar application is great! When I learned about it, it made it much easier to view all of my upcoming assignments. As part of my assignment for the calendar tutorial I had to add events.

 

I found it a bit time consuming to enter the same event on multiple days. I think it would be more efficient if there was a "recurring" option when entering events. Also if the calendar was able to link to Google's calendar that would be ideal too!

 

Given that many of today's smartphones are equipped with Google it would be easy to view our canvas calendar events on our google events all at once.

Just some ideas Thanks!

 

 

  Comments from Instructure...

"Batch Event Creator" has been released in Canvas Beta Release Notes (2015-09-08)

 

October 2015 Update

Thank you to everyone that provided feedback to assist us in processing this idea.  The consensus is that the "Recurring Events" feature meets a majority of needs (40%-meets my needs, 60%-partially meets my needs, 0%-does not meet my needs).

 

We are going to mark this feature as complete.  If you are seeking additional advancements to the calendar, please begin by searching the Canvas Feature Ideas for ideas that have already been submitted.  Don't see what you are looking for?  New ideas can be submitted via a new feature idea.


60 Comments
rlk03
Community Member

I see that the Calendar can be added to Outlook, but can the Scheduler? It would be nice if those appointments fed to an Outlook calendar as well and were updated when students chose those spots.

It seems that when a student makes an appointment, it feeds to the calendar, but may need to be refreshed... However, the appoint just says student appointment (what I named the group) and doesn't include the student's name. It would be helpful if that also included the student's name, so I know who I'm meeting with by just looking at my Outlook calendar and not having to go back into to the scheduler.

ropenshaw
Instructure
Instructure

This a very frequent request from teachers in the K12 space. This will save a lot of time and hassle working with the calendar.

ggd356
Not applicable

Agreed, this would make use of the calendar WAY more efficient.

KAilsa_Rowan
Not applicable

Our university offers both courses that meet weekly and courses that meet occasionally for a seminar with the rest of the course online. Therefore I try to post all the in-person meetings in the calendar. Having recurring appointments would make it so much easier to post all the meetings of, say, a 10-week course, or a course that meets for a 3-day seminar followed by online.

So yes, repeating events, please!

mlattke
Instructure
Instructure

Please please please add this feature.  Recurring events are critical for teachers who have to post things like office hours or other important dates that happen a lot.

ejackson
Community Champion

This would be so helpful! I add our official College Calendar to Canvas and have a *lot* of recurring events (Spring Break, Winter Break, Final Exam Week, etc.), and it would save so much time if there was a "Recurrence" option!

70364085
Not applicable

Recurring calendar events like class meetings would be highly valuable. 13 Tuesday class events at 10 am shouldn't need 13 calendar event entries. Thanks for considering this.

ewakeman
Not applicable

Please do this with Scheduler too! I should be able to set up my office hours for one week and the duplicate throughout.

csalazar
Instructure
Instructure

Thank you for your feedback. We have a developer that is currently working on this feature, and you should see something deploy to beta in the next couple of releases. We are excited to finally roll out this feature!

BradMoser
Community Contributor

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I need the ability to sync Canvas calendar with my Google calendar. I live and work within Canvas and Google and would love to see and use these great tools simultaneously. It would be a Maverick-Goose relationship.

kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

Yay!! That is wonderful news Deactivated user! This is a much needed feature and I'm excited to hear we'll get a chance to check-it out in beta soon! Thank you!

kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

 @BradMoser ​, is this what you're wanting to do - How do I subscribe to the Calendar Feed using Google Calendar? - or is it something else?

BradMoser
Community Contributor

Thanks  @kona ​, this is a great link and works for showing Canvas course on my Google Calendar. Yes that is what I want and I would like to be able to display my Google Calendar on my Canvas Calendar too. That way I am tagged team together.  Does Canvas already do this and I missed it somewhere?

Thanks for a quick response.

kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

 @BradMoser ​, ah, sorry, missed your desire for two-way communication! No, as far as I know things will go out to your Google calendar, but not back in. Sorry! Maybe a new feature request?

mlattke
Instructure
Instructure

Woo-hoo!  Great news!

Beth_Young
Not applicable

There is a feature request that would let us import a calendar feed from google or elsewhere: " modifiedtitle="true" title="Import calendar from ICS file Smiley Happy

ccalderon
Not applicable

Soooooo happy to see this coming soon! This is a frequent request and will be a huge win. Thank you for listening and responding to the community!  Smiley Happy:smileylaugh::smileygrin:

csalazar
Instructure
Instructure

I just wanted to give everyone here an update that this feature has been deployed to our Beta environment!

KAilsa_Rowan
Not applicable

That's great news, thanks!

kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

Yay!! Thank you!!!