At times, we may want to create events in Canvas using our calendar. This process allows us to visualize when events will take place and share them with others. It can be a powerful tool.
1. Click on the calendar on the left-hand side of Canvas to open your calendar
2. This is the Calendar. Mine is on January of 2018.
2.1 The arrows at the top left of the calendar let us move through the months if you want to pick a day further in the future.
2.2 Using this selector on the top right of the calendar, we can decide how many days for the calendar to display at once. Week for a week at a time. Month for a month at a time.
2.3 Once the calendar is on the page you are interested in, double click the day you want to add an event on. I chose January 4th.
3. This is what the event pane will look like. Notice how the date is the same as the square I double clicked. We can fill in the title, the date, the location, and pick which of our calendars to display it on.
4.1 This is an example of the event creation window all filled out. It has a title: "Greg's birthday", a date "January 4, 2018", a location "Classroom A", and it has a calendar listed: "ASL 1 (Demo)"
Once it is submitted, by clicking the blue rectangle at the bottom, it will be visible for all those following the calendar listed in the drop-down menu.
In the tutorial above, we created an event for "Greg's Birthday". Following the procedure, you too can create new and exciting events for your students!