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Calendar

The VIULearn Calendar tool can be used to help students keep track of when course activities are scheduled or due. Activities in VIULearn will automatically add events to the course calendar when you add a due date or start and end date. You can also manually create events in the Calendar.

 The Calendar tool appears in the right hand side bar on every course homepage in VIULearn. By default, all users will see calendar events for every course they have access to in the Calendar tool. You and your students can edit your view to hide courses from your calendar view and that will prevent items from appearing in the calendar. You can also connect your VIULearn calendar to an external calendar such as Outlook or Google Calendar so that important dates show up in your preferred calendar.

Calendar Tool Overview

Manage Calendar Events

As an instructor in a course, there are many ways you can edit and update the course Calendar. 

  1. From your course homepage, click Calendar on the right side of the page.

  2. Click the blue Create Event button.

  3. Give your Event a title. If desired, you can:
    • Attach a topic from Content using the Add Content button.
    • Add a description
    • Choose a group to release the item too, using the Attendees drop down list.
    • Have an All-Day Event using that All Day checkbox, or selecting a specific date and time for the Event.
    • Have your event appear multiple times in the Calendar using the Add Recurrence button.
    • Change when your Event is visible using the Add Restriction button

  4. Once you are finished with your event settings, click the blue Create button to save your work
  1. From your course homepage, click on Calendar on the right side of the page. 

  2. Click List.

  3. Click the check boxes next to the Events you would like to change the visibility on. 

  4. Click the More Actions button. Select Change Event Visibility from the drop-down menu. 

  5. Select your preferred visibility from the Event Visibility input field. 

  6. Once you have finished making changes, click the blue Save button.
  1. From your course homepage, click on Calendar on the right side of the page. 

  2. Click List.

  3. Click the check boxes next to the Events you would like to offset dates on. 

  4. Click the More Actions button. Select Offset Dates from the drop-down menu. 

  5. Choose if you would like to push the Events forward or backwards. Then, select the amount of time.

  6. Once you have finished making changes, click the blue Save button.
  1. From your course homepage, click on Calendar on the right side of the page. 

  2. If you are not already on the Agenda view, click on the Agenda view.

  3. Click the Import Events button. 

  4. Click the Choose File button. Find and select the iCal file you wish to import.

  5. Once your file has finished uploading, click the blue Import button. 

Manage Calendar View

There are several ways you can customize what you see in the Calendar or where you see this information. 

In the Calendar tool, there are five options for how you can view events. 

Agenda: Will group Events by Date, Course, or Category. Events will be in chronological order, with All-Day Events at the top of the group.

Day: Will group your Events in daily increments. 

Week: Will group your Events in weekly increments.

Monthly: Will group your Events in monthly increments.

List: Allows you to filter your Events by Assignments, Checklists, Discussions, Grades, Materials, Modules, Quizzes, and Surveys. 

  1. From your course homepage, click on Calendar on the right side of the page. 

  2. Click the All Calendars text.

  3. If you only want to view one specific Calendar, click on the name of the Calendar to view it. If you would like to remove a Calendar from your view, click the X icon to remove that Calendar from your Calendar tool.
  1. From your course homepage, click on Calendar on the right side of the page. 

  2. Click the All Calendars text.

  3. Click the + icon to add a Calendar. 

  4. Select the Calendar(s) you wish to add.

  5. Once you are ready, click the blue Add button.

You can subscribe to your VIULearn Calendar in order to have events sent to an external calendar tool. The steps for adding your calendar to your preferred calendar tool will vary. You will want to look at the vendor's resources to help you with adding the subscription link to your calendar tool. Follow the steps below to generate and copy the unique subscription link: 

  1. From your course homepage, click on Calendar on the right side of the page. 

  2. Click Subscribe 

  3. In the pop-up that appears, select what you want to subscribe to from the drop-down menu 
  4. Copy the link provided into your calendar tool. 

  5. When you are done, click Close
  1. From your course homepage, click on Calendar on the right side of the page. 

  2. Type a keyword in the Search Events bar in the upper right hand corner of the page. 

  3. Click the Magnify Glass icon to confirm the search. 
  1. From your course homepage, click on Calendar on the right side of the page. 

  2. Click the Print button.

  3. Change any settings you wish. Once you are ready, click the blue Print button.

  4. Select your printer. Once you are ready, click the blue Print button to print your calendar.