Calendar Tool: Creating a New Event

A. On the calendar, click the plus (+) to create a new event. You can also click inside a date to create an event.
B. Type the New Event Name.
C. Select a Calendar to associate the event to, such as your personal calendar.  Note: Only instructors and administrators can add events to the course and institution calendars.
D. Select the Start and End times.
E. Type the Event Description. There is a 4,000 character limit for event descriptions.
6. Click Save.

Recurring Events

Optionally make events repeat by selecting the Repeat checkbox. Additional options appear that allow you to create multiple events based on a repeating pattern.

Specifics on Repeating Events and Limitations

Repeat Options Daily, Weekly and Monthly Supported
Daily End after X number of times or on a particular date
Weekly Repeat Day of the week supported.  End after X number of times or on a particular date
Monthly Repeat Day of the month (1-31) or day of week (first Sunday, Second Monday etc.) supported. End after X number of times or on a particular date
Bulk Add (Series) You can create a series with the Repeat Options
Bulk Delete (Series) You can delete the entire series created via Repeat Options
Edit an Instance You can edit an instance of the series. If date/time of the instance is changed, that particular instance has a “broken” icon to indicate that it no longer conforms with the original series rules.changing the name or description of an instance DOES NOT break the instance from the series.
Editing Series (Known Limitation) At this time you CANNOT edit the series. Once the series has been created, you can bulk delete or make changes to individual instance.
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