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As an instructor the Canvas calendar allows you to display and view everything you have to do for all your courses in one place.

Can view by day, week, and month. Layout is similar to Google calendar and you can even connect your Canvas calendar to your Google calendar.

From Canvas:

  • Log into Canvas
  • Select Calendar from Global Navigation
  • At the bottom right, click Calendar Feed and copy the URL

In Google Calendar:

  • Click the + sign to the right of “Add a coworker’s calendar”
  • Select the option “From URL”
  • Paste in the copied URL from Canvas
  • Select Add Calendar and you now have your Canvas calendar accessible from Google calendar

Scheduler is a Calendar tool that creates appointment groups within a course or group. Students can sign up for a time slot within the appointment group. Some appointment time slots may only allow one student to sign up at a time, while others may allow an entire group to sign up.

Only students can sign up for appointment slots in the Scheduler. If a student signs up for an appointment slot, an observer who is observing the student can view the appointment in the student's calendar. Observers cannot sign up for an appointment on behalf of a student.

In Global Navigation, click the Calendar link.

Click the Scheduler button.

Click the Create an appointment group button.

Type the name of the appointment in the name field. Type the location of the appointment in the location field.

Click the Select Calendars button. Select the course(s) or section(s) where you want to show the appointment group.

To close the Calendar list, click the Done button.

Note: The calendar cannot be modified once the appointment group is saved. 

In the date field, enter the date of the appointment. You can also select a date by clicking the Calendar icon.

Set the time range for the appointment by typing in the time range field. You must include at least one-time slot.
You can split the time range into multiple time slots by entering the division time into the time field. For instance, if you want to create 15-minute meeting times from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm, enter the number 15.

To create the time slots, click the Go button.

You can manually change any appointment time created by the division. If you want to remove an appointment time, click the Remove icon.

Note: The appointment date, time range, and appointment slots can only be modified individually once the appointment group is saved. However, additional dates, time ranges, and appointment slots can be added to the original appointment group. You must create at least one-time slot for each appointment group.

You can limit how many users can sign up for a time slot by clicking the Limit each time slot checkbox and typing the number of time slots in the limit field. If you selected the option to have students sign up in groups, this field reads as Limit each time slot for x groups.

If you want to limit the number of appointments available, click the Limit participants to attend [number] appointment(s) checkbox.

If you want to add details about the appointment group, type them in the details field.

If you are ready to publish your appointment for students, click the Save & Publish button. If you want to make additional changes before publishing, click the Save button.

When your appointment group is saved in a draft state, the group appears with a gray background and shows as unpublished. In the Settings menu, you can edit your appointment group at any time and publish the appointment group. 

How Students Would Signup for Scheduler Appointments

In Global Navigation, click the Calendar link.

  1. In the Calendar sidebar, click the Find Appointment button.
  2. If a course includes an appointment, the name of the course displays in the Course drop-down menu. Select the course where you want to look for an appointment, then click the Submit button.
  3. View the appointments available for the course. Faded time slots indicate the time slot has been reserved.
  4. In the calendar, click the time slot you want to reserve. In the appointment window, you can view the appointment time, calendar, and details. If you want to leave any comments for your instructor, you can type them in the Comments field.
    To sign up for the time slot, click the Reserve link.

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