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This information applies only to the Ultra experience.

Users can access all their course calendars from the base navigation.

The global calendar

For your users, the global calendar displays events and dates from multiple courses in one location. All due dates and meetings instructors create in their courses appear automatically on the calendar. Events students add appear on their personal calendars only. Instructors can also choose to add events to their personal calendars. The user is the only one who can view personal events.

As an administrator, you can also add events to the Institution calendar. Institution events appear on all users' global calendars and in their activity streams. Select the plus sign on the global calendar and select Add Event. In the panel, expand the Add to Calendar drop-down list and select Institution. Alternatively, you can add an institution event from the Admin Panel > Tools and Utilities > Calendar. From this location, only the Institution calendar appears.

The Original Course View calendars also roll up into the global calendar.

Course calendar

When users access the calendar from the Ultra Course View navigation bar, it shows events for that course only.

In the Original Course View, instructors access the course calendar on the Control Panel > Course Tools > Course Calendar or from a customized link they add to the course menu. Students can access the course calendar from the course menu link or from the Tools page.

The course calendar displays due dates, the course schedule, office hours, and course-specific meetings and events. When instructors create content with a due date, it automatically shows in the calendar.

All events instructors create within a specific course roll up into the global calendar. They can switch over to the big picture by accessing their global calendars in the base navigation. Students cannot add or delete events on a course calendar.

Configure calendars

You do not need to maintain the Ultra Course View calendar or manage settings. The tool is always on in the base navigation in the Ultra experience. You can't turn it off.

Users can select the gear icon in the upper-right corner to select the calendars they want to see. For example, they can choose My Personal Calendar to view the events they added. If a user hides one of their courses, those due dates and course events won't appear on the global calendar.

For the Original Course View calendar, you can turn the tool on and off in the Admin Panel > Tools and Utilities > Tools > search for the tool.

What do your users see?

Video: How to use the calendar

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