Calendar Block

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The calendar shows events that are happening in your classroom. Events are added to the calendar, and can be for individual users, for your defined groups, or for the whole course. Online assignments in Moodle will be automatically added to the calendar. If closing dates are set in assignments, forums, quizzes, etc., these will also show up on the calendar.

Navigating the Calendar


You can view previous or future months by clicking on the left or right arrows next to the current month’s name. NUM1

Clicking on the current month brings you to the calendar main page where you can add, delete, and modify events. NUM1

The days with events in your calendar will be color-coded. Today’s date will always be outlined with black borders. Hovering with the mouse over a particular date brings a dialog with the event’s name. NUM2

Under the list of dates, the four eye icons let you hide/show events of certain type for more convenient use. This influences only your account and does not change what the students will see. NUM3

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Adding an Event


All dated online assignments and activities will automatically be added to your calendar. To add an offline activity, personal, or group event you would have to add it manually:

  1. Log into Moodle and access the course you want to add a calendar event to.
  2. In the calendar block click on the name of the month shown to enter the calendar window. NUM1
  3. Click on newevent in the top right-hand corner of the calendar window.
  4. Select the type of event.NUM2
  5. Give a name and short description of the event.
  6. Choose the date and time the event takes place and, if desired, select the duration of the event and the number of times it will repeat. NUM3
  7. Click on Save-Changes.
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Deleting an Event


To delete an existing event:

  1. Log into Moodle and access your course.
  2. Click on the name of the month that your event is taking place in. NUM1
  3. Click on the day your event is taking place. NUM2
  4. Click the X next to the event’s name. NUM3
  5. Press delete.
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Modifying an Event


To modify a previously created event:

  1. Log into Moodle and access your course.
  2. Click on the name of the month that your event is taking place in. NUM1
  3. Click on the day your event is taking place. NUM2
  4. Click on icon_edit (the Edit icon) next to the event’s name. NUM3

Note: If the item you wish to edit is an online assignment or activity, you would be taken to the respective item’s editing page. For example, if you click on edit for a quiz, you would be taken to the main quiz editing window from which you would be able to change not only the date, but also all the other elements of the quiz.

Note: If the event is a user or group event, you would be taken to the same screen you see when you create an event. There you can simply edit your event and click on Save Changes.

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Hiding and Showing Events


 

  1. Log into Moodle and access the course you want to view the calendar for.
  2. Right under the calendar click on the name of the event type you wish to hide/show. The eye icon next to it will immediately change. NUM1
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