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The Calendar tool allows you to create events, such as due dates, special events, office hours, etc., which are then  displayed within BeachBoard. Calendar items are shown through the default Calendar widget on the course home page, or can be displayed in a written, list-like form by adding the Events widget to the course home page. For information on adding the Events widget to your home page, see our Help Page on Events widget (Events is a System Widget).

Access the Calendar tool

Do one of the following:

  • Click the Calendar icon Calendar icon in the Events or Calendar widget.
  • Click an event in the Events widget or on a date in the Calendar widget.

Calendar help topics

About Calendar

The Calendar tool allows you to arrange and visualize your course events in multiple views and enables integration of course content and your Calendar.

You can use iCal to synchronize the Calendar tool to your personal calendars (such as Outlook and Google Calendar, as well as iPhone, Android, and Blackberry). Note: The Calendar still needs to be built and managed in BeachBoard.

There are two different types of events in the Calendar tool:

  • Availability events

    Availability events indicate the availability and due dates of course objects in the Calendar tool. Once you are enrolled in a course, all objects for that course that you enable to display in the calendar will be visible. You can set due dates for course objects, edit, and delete availability events directly from the Calendar tool.

  • General (Content) events

    These are events you create within the Calendar tool. You can create multiple events for the same course object, and include details of presenters, location, and seating chart for the event.

Interface overview

Calendar is comprised of three interface elements: the calendar management panel, calendar views area, calendar and content area.

Calendar user interface

The calendar management area contains tools for customizing how calendar content appears. From this area, you can:

  • change the color scheme of individual courses
  • import events from iCal files into the Calendar tool
  • toggle calendars to display the courses you want to focus on
  • subscribe to an iCal feed, which syncs the Calendar tool to your personal calendar
  • view individual course schedules

The calendar views enable you to toggle between different display layouts for events in the calendar content area. Use the Agenda view to group your course events by Date, Course, or Type - events display in chronological order, and all-day events display at the top of each grouped listing. Use the List view to filter your events by Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Surveys, Readings, and Classes/Units. The List view also enables you to make bulk changes to dates and visibility.

Use the Task pane to create and maintain personal task lists.

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