Viewing the Calendar

The calendar provides a great place to view your course due dates, timelines, and to get organized. This is created automatically for each user and is easy to use.

Every user has their own calendar in Canvas that displays a combination of personal events and events or dates coming from courses.

Various areas of the calendar are highlighted

How do I use the Calendar as an instructor?

Adding an Event

You can manually create an event on your calendar. This can be used for special class events that are not related to assignments or quizzes.

adding an event to your calendar
Click the "+" button in the toolbar to create a new event in your calendar.

How do I add an event to a course calendar?

Editing an Event

If you need to update an event with new information follow these steps.

Steps to edit an event
To edit an event: 1) Click the event in the calendar. 2) Click the Edit button.

How do I edit an event or assignment in the Calendar?

Scheduling Appointment Groups

Scheduler allows you to create time slots in which to meet with students.

Step 1 to create an appointment group
To create a new appointment group, begin by clicking the "+" event button.


Steps 2 and 3 to create an appointment group
2) Switch to the "Appointment Group" tab and configure the details of the appointments. 3) Publish the appointments.

How do I add a Scheduler appointment group in the Scheduler page?

Managing Assignment Events

You can shift assignment due dates by using Calendar. Simply drag and drop an assignment to a new day on the course calendar. This will update the settings of the assignment.

Dragging an assignment to a new date
To change an assignment due date (or other event date), drag the item to a new date on the calendar.

How do I edit an event or assignment in the Calendar?

Subscribing to the Calendar Feed

Add the calendar feed to your favorite calendar app or calendar feed service.  This feed will include every course you're part of as well as your personal Canvas calendar and any appointment groups.

Showing Calendar Feed link
From the calendar home page, click the "Calendar Feed" link to view the feed URL.


An example of a calendar feed URL
Copy the URL shown and paste it into your calendar app.

How do I subscribe to the Calendar feed using Google Calendar as an instructor?

How do I subscribe to the Calendar feed using Outlook as an instructor?

Want to learn more?

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Updated: October 11, 2022