You can use the course calendar to provide students with dates for course-related events. Course calendar events appear to all members of the course. Common entries include the following items:
Instructors and your institution control which tools are available.
The calendar displays a consolidated view of all your institution, course, organization, and personal calendar events. You can view events by day, week, or month. You can view and organize upcoming and past events into categories.
You can also set the first day of your week by changing your personal settings in My Blackboard.
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 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. If your system administrator has upgraded to the October 2014 release, any courses you hide in the My Courses module on the My Institution page, will also be hidden in the Calendars list.
You cannot import external calendars into this calendar.
Only instructors and administrators can add events to the course and institution calendars.
Optionally, you can make events repeat by selecting the Repeat check box. 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)||Create a series with the repeat options.|
|Bulk Delete (Series)||Delete the entire series created using the repeat options.|
|Edit an Instance||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. After you create a series, you can bulk delete or make changes to individual instance.|
On the calendar, navigate to the date of the event in the main view to perform the following tasks:
You can choose from four calendar display modes:
When you create items with due dates, such as tests or assignments, the calendar event automatically appears on the course calendar for that day.
For calendar events associated to content items, all adaptive release and availability rules are handled, ensuring that the release of an item is in synch with the calendar.
If you want students to access the course calendar from your course, you can add a link to the course menu for one-click access to the tool. You can also customize the name of the link.
For a quick overview of what your current week, go to the Bb Home overview page in My Blackboard.