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How do I add a repeating event to a course calendar?

How do I add a repeating event to a course calendar?

A Canvas event is a non-graded Canvas activity. Events you create on the Calendar will not appear on the Assignments page or in the Gradebook. But they will show up on the Syllabus page and student calendars. You can create events with due date times as well as all-day events.

If you want to create the same event multiple times for a course, you can create a recurring event. Recurring (or repeating) events creates multiple copies of the event every day, week, or month. Recurring events are only available for course calendars; they are not supported in personal calendars.

For example, you may create a recurring course event for student study groups every week. You will not grade students on whether or not they have participated in the study group, but you are providing a resource activity on a specific day to help them organize their time and prepare for your course more efficiently.

Once created in a course calendar, recurring events are not linked together and are independent events. Therefore, if users need to modify an event, each event has to be modified individually.

Tips for recurring events:

  • Weekly events are replicated on the day of the week of the first event. For instance, if an event is created on a Monday and repeats weekly, the next instance of the event will appear on the following Monday, regardless of the actual date.
  • Monthly events are replicated on the day of the month of the first event. For instance, if an event is created on July 6 and repeats monthly, the next instance of the event will appear on August 6. 

 

Note: Recurring calendar events is currently a course opt-in feature. To enable this feature, learn how to manage feature options in the course features lesson.