#TechTipThursday- Customize your Calendar with Canvas

Authored by Sierra Holsclaw, ITC

Customize your Calendar with Canvas

As a student, life can seem hectic when you’re stuck juggling many assignments due at the same time, club meetings, and commitments in your own personal life.  The Canvas calendar makes this easier by not only allowing you to display your assignment due dates, but also lets you add your own custom events to the calendar.  Since you’re already using Canvas for school, now you can see all your time commitments in one place!

You can get to the Canvas calendar by logging into your Canvas and going to the Calendar tab on the blue bar on the left hand side of the screen. 

The monthly calendar will appear on the screen.  You can change this to view to be weekly, monthly, or to see your agenda. To add an event or a “to do” click on the plus sign in the right hand corner of the screen.

Here you can put a title, time, and location of an event or a description, if it is a to-do item.  You can make events or to dos for today or a year from now, just make sure you hit submit for it to pop up on your calendar.

  

You can also add the Canvas calendar to your personal calendar whether it is on your personal computer, Google calendar,  iCal, Outlook, etc. by going to the Calendar Feed link under the undated assignments on the right side of the screen.  If you click on this link you will be given the option to copy the link for the canvas calendar to integrate with your own personal calendar.

After you copy the link go into your Google calendar.  Find where it says “other calendar” under my calendars and hit the plus button beside it. Choose to add a calendar from URL since we copied the URL link from Canvas.  Then paste the URL in the box and hit add calendar.  The Canvas calendar should now appear under other calendars.

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