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Course Calendar

You can use the Course Calendar to provide students with dates for course related events. Course Calendar events appear to all members of the course.  For a quick overview of what your current week, go to the Blackboard Home overview page in My Blackboard.

Common entries you may include in the Course Calendar are:

  • Section meetings
  • Instructor Office Hours
  • Course Items with Due Dates
  • Exams
  • Guest speakers

New Calendar

To create a course event:  From the Control Panel, click Course Tools > click Course Calendar > and click on the 'Plus' button to Create Course Event in the adjacent content frame. Faculut and students can also create a new event by clicking within a date.

Calendar events are color coded to indicate which place/entity they are associated. Easily add calendar events by clicking on a date and adding an item. Items with due dates automatically appear on the calendar. Faculty can move calendar events by dragging and dropping them to a new date. The due date on the associated item is automatically updated. Users can click through calendar events directly to the associated item. Calendar honors adaptive release and availability rules. External calendars can subscribe to events created on the Blackboard Learn calendar through an iCalendar feed. When reusing content through course copy, archive/restore or import/export, the course calendar events are propagated to the new course.


Last Updated: 3/12/2015