My Blackboard: Calendar

The calendar displays a consolidated view of all institution, course, organization, and personal calendar events for a user. You can view events by day, week, or month. You can also view and organize upcoming and past events into categories.

Course calendar events appear to all members of the course. Common entries include upcoming tests, due dates for assignments, or special lectures. Course items with due dates automatically appear in the course calendar. Only instructors can create additional course calendar events.

The Calendar Interface

    A. View events by day, week, or month.
    B. Navigate between months.
    C. Click the plus (+) to create a new event. You can also click inside a date to create an event. Assign the event to             the appropriate calendar, select the date and time, and add a description.

    NOTE: Students cannot create an event on a course and institution calendar. Instructors cannot create an event on                     the institution calendar unless they have administrator privileges.

    D. Click an event to manage it. You can also drag and drop an event to change the date. 
    E. Select the calendars you want to show, such as institution, personal, or course. By default, all calendars are                     visible. Optionally, change the color of each calendar to suit your preference. Using a distinct color for each                     calendar displays at-a-glance which calendar the event is associated to without opening the event.

    NOTE: All institution events appear in the institution calendar. All course events, such as assignments due, appear                     in the course calendar.

    F. Get an iCal URL for importing your Blackboard Learn calendar into an external calendar application. Once the                 Learn iCal URL is set up in an external calendar, it is updated dynamically with new Learn calendar events. For             example, log in to Google Calendar and access the Other Calendar drop-down list. Select Add by URL and                     paste the iCal URL generated by Blackboard Learn.

    NOTE: You cannot import external calendars into this calendar.

On Demand: The New Calendar - click the link to watch a video tutorial (3 minutes 12 seconds).