Create Canvas Calendar Events

The Calendar tool in Canvas creates a calendar that shows events and assignments for each of your courses.

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Text Instructions

  1. Log in to Canvas at
  2. Click Calendar in the Global Navigation menu on the left. This calendar shows events and assignments for all of your courses, as well as events on your personal calendar.
  3. To show or hide a course's items on the calendar, click the course's color on the Calendars menu to the right of the calendar.
  4. To change a course's color, click Select Course Color (. . .) for that course on the right side of the Calendars menu. Select a color, then click Apply.
  5. There are two ways to add events to the calendar:
    1. Click Create New Event (+), to the upper right of the calendar.
    2. Click any date on the calendar.
  6. Enter the title of the event in the Title box.
  7. Select the date of the event in the Date box.
  8. Enter the beginning and end times of the event in the From and to boxes.
  9. Enter the location of the event in the Location box.
  10. Select the calendar to which to add the event in the Calendar menu.
  11. Select More Options to add a description of the event.
  12. Click Submit or Create Event.

You can also use the Calendar to schedule appointments with your students. Click here to learn how to use the Scheduler tool.

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