Instructors and your institution control which tools are available.
The calendar displays a consolidated view of all institution, course, organization, and personal calendar events for a user. You can view events by day, week, or month. You can also view and organize upcoming and past events into categories.
Course calendar events appear to all members of the course. Common entries include upcoming tests, due dates for assignments, or special lectures. Course items with due dates automatically appear in the course calendar. Only instructors may create additional course calendar events.
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You can access the calendar from your course, from the Tools panel on the My Institution tab, or from the My Blackboard menu.
Students cannot create an event on a course and institution calendar. Instructors cannot create an event for the institution calendar unless they have administrator privileges.
All institution events appear in the institution calendar. All course events, such as assignments due, appear in the course calendar.
You cannot import external calendars into this calendar.
-OR-On the My Institution tab, select Calendar in the Tools panel.
From My Blackboard, select Calendar.
Only instructors and administrators can add events to the course and institution calendars.
Optionally, you can make events repeat by selecting the Repeat checkbox. Additional options appear that allow you to create multiple events based on a repeating pattern.
|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, and so on) 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 using the repeat options.|
|Edit an Instance||You can edit an instance of the series. If you change the date/time of the instance, 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.
|Edit 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.|
On the calendar, navigate to the date of the event in the main view. From the event you can:
For a quick overview of what your current week, go to the Bb Home overview page in My Blackboard.