Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies


March 1, 2013

Manage course events

Use the Calendar tool to arrange and visualize course events in multiple views and enable 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 and Android).

Calendar interface overview


1) Use the calendar views area to toggle between different event display layouts. Use the Agenda view to group your course events by Date, Course, or Category – events display in chronological order, and all-day events display at the top of each grouped listing. Use the Day, Week, and Month views to group your events in daily, weekly, or monthly increments. Use the List view to filter your events by Assignments, Checklists, Discussions, Grades, Materials, Modules, Quizzes, and Surveys.

2) Use the calendar content area to navigate through your content. Navigation will vary depending on the view you select.

3) Use the calendar menu to select multiple calendars to display, change the color scheme associated with individual calendars, and add new calendars.

4) Use the mini calendar to navigate quickly to a specific day, week, or month.

5) Use the task pane to create, track, and maintain personal tasks.

Import a calendar from your computer

You can add new events and update existing events by importing them from an external iCal file into your Calendar.

  1. On the navbar, click  Calendar.
  2. From the calendar menu, click the course you want your events to be grouped under.
  3. Click Import Events.
  4. To search for the iCal file containing your events, on the Import Events page, click Browse. If you want to import the events into a specific group or section, in the Attendees drop-down list, select the group or section.
  5. Click Open > Import.

Change Calendar settings

  1. On the navbar, click  Calendar.
  2. Click  Settings.
  3. Make your changes.
  4. Click Save.

Subscribe to a calendar

Use iCal feeds to access your Calendar events outside of the learning tool. With iCal feeds, you can view your course events in external calendars such as Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar, and on mobile devices such as iPhones, BlackBerry smartphones, and Android phones.

Subscribing to an iCal feed syncs your external calendar application or device with the Calendar tool, keeping you updated without logging in to LEARN (Brightspace Learning Environment). Refer to your device or application instructions for adding an iCal feed, as each application can have a different method for managing iCal feeds.

  1. On the navbar, click  Calendar.
  2. In the Calendar views area, click  Settings.
  3. Select the Enable Calendar Feeds check box.
  4. In the Calendar views area, click  Subscribe.
  5. From the drop-down list, select which calendar you want to subscribe to, or select All Calendars and Tasks, or Tasks Only.


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