How do I add an event to a course calendar?

A Canvas event is a non-graded Canvas activity. Events you create on the Calendar will not appear in the Assignments page or in the Gradebook. But they will show up on the Syllabus page and student calendars. You can create events with due date times as well as all-day events.

For example, you may create a course event with a link to the readings that you want students to do in preparation for a class discussion in the Calendar. You will not grade students on whether or not they have done the reading, but you are providing the readings on a specific day to help them organize their time more efficiently.

You can also create a recurring event.

Note: Events that include a conferencing link in the description or location field display a Join button on students' List View Dashboard.

Open Calendar

Open Calendar

In Global Navigation, click the Calendar link.

Add Event

Make sure  the checkbox of the course in which you're making an event is selected [1].

Click any date on the calendar to add an event [2]. Or, click the arrows next to the month name to navigate to a different month [4] and select a date.

If you don't want to manually locate the date, you can click the Add icon [4].

Add Event Details

Add Event Details

Enter a title for the event [1].

Depending on how you added your event, the date may be populated for you. If not, enter a date in the date field [2].

The calendar times may also be populated for you in the From fields [3]. To edit, use the dropdown or enter the start and end time for your event. To create an all-day event, leave the From fields blank so there is no start and end time for your event.

In the Frequency drop-down menu, you can set recurring calendar events [4].

You can enter a location [5].

In the Calendar drop-down menu [6], select the course calendar [7].

Submit Event

Submit Event

To add additional details to your event, click the More Options button [1]. You can use the Rich Content Editor to add a description or resource links.

If you only want to create the event as a placeholder and add details later, click the Submit button [2]. You can edit your event at any time.