Calendar: Create/Modify/Remove

How to Use the Blackboard Calendar (Movie 3:13)

The calendar displays dates and deadlines critical to course success. The Instructor can add, modify, and remove calendar events via the Course Calendar tool in the Control Panel. This tool is ideal to date-sensitive reminders such as:
  • when assignments are due
  • exam schedules
  • section meeting times
  • project reminders
  • guest speaker announcements, etc.

Step 1: In the Control Panel, select Course Tools, then select Course Calendar.

Step 2: Click on the “+” button to create an event.

Step 3: On the Create Event page, enter the Event Name

Step 4: Enter an Event Description.

Step 5: Enter the Date and Time the Event starts, as well as the Date and Time it Ends.

Step 6: Click Save.

It is important to recognize that students come to rely on their course calendar. Therefore, it is in your best interest to use clear and concise language when you create or add a calendar event. If the student is unclear about the purpose of the calendar event they will need to contact you, that may or may not be what you intend to occur.

Recognize that you have the ability to modify an existing calendar event as well as add additional events to the course calendar. Furthermore, you are the only individual in the course that can remove events from the calendar.