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How can I make an event for a content item appear in the course calendar?

To have an event for a content item appear in the course calendar, set one or more of the following activity details for that item:

  • Start Date
  • Due Date
  • End Date

How will the content item event appear in the calendar?

The course calendar will display the name of the content item along with an accompanying label that describes that item's calendar event: "Available", "Due", or "Availability Ends".

Even if you set more than one of "Start Date", "Due Date", and "End Date", the item will get only one event, on one day, in the calendar. D2L selects on which date to show an item's event using the following priority order:

  1. due date
  2. end date
  3. start date

The table below shows, for each combination of date settings, which date D2L will use for the calendar event and how the item's event will appear there.

 

 

 

Which Is Used

Labeled As

Looks Like

Has Start Date

Has Due Date

Has End Date

due date

Due

Has Start Date

 

Has End Date

end date

Availability Ends

Has Start Date

Has Due Date

 

due date

Due

Has Start Date

 

 

start date

Available

 

Has Due Date

Has End Date

due date

Due

 

Has Due Date

 

due date

Due

 

 

Has End Date

end date

Availability Ends

What if I change one of the item's dates?

D2L will automatically update the calendar entry it created for that item, if necessary.

Can I have both the start and the due date of an item appear in the calendar? The start and end date? Some other combination?

No, not automatically. D2L will only create and update only one calendar event for each content item. It chooses which date as described above.

You can manually create calendar events and, within each of them, create a QuickLink to the appropriate content item. However, you will then need check those extra calendar events any time you change a content item's date, not just during the current term, but also in future terms if you copy your course's materials forward.

What if I delete an item's event from the calendar?

Please see: Deleting a content event from calendar

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