Calendar

The Calendar provides a comprehensive reference page around which students can plan ahead and use good time management.

The Calendar automatically displays the due dates for all published assignments. The Calendar automatically syncs with other features in Canvas, such as assignments, syllabus, and the user dashboard. Instructors may also manually create their own calendar events to mark individual dates for particular purposes. Students will also see these custom events synchronized to other parts of the course.

Benefits

The Canvas Calendar is automatically fed information from all of the classes that a student is currently enrolled in. The Calendar provides a comprehensive reference page around which students can plan ahead and use good time management. Students and instructors can quickly see an overview of when course assignments are due.

Best Practice Recommendations

  • Create a Canvas assignment for every course assignment.
  • Set a due date for every assignment.
  • Use events to communicate dates unrelated to assignments.

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