1. Accessing the Calendar from your Brightspace Dashboard
  2. Accessing the Calendar Tool in a Brightspace Course
  3. Calendar Settings
  4. Calendar Tasks
  5. Sync a Calendar with external calendar applications (Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook)

The Calendar is your personal timetable in Brightspace. You can access the calendar from your Brightspace dashboard (homepage), or via the Calendar tool in the Navbar. In the calendar, you can view upcoming course events and deadlines.

NOTE:
Always refer to your course outline or syllabus for official course dates. It is possible that your instructor has not added all important dates to the course calendar.

Accessing the Calendar from your Brightspace Dashboard

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. Scroll down on the dashboard to find the calendar widget on the right side of the page. This widget displays upcoming events for all of your courses.  To expand the full calendar, click on the date.                                             
  3. Click on a day in the calendar to view all activities scheduled on that date. Dates with a blue dot have an event.                                                                                                         
  4. Click Upcoming events for a list of approaching events or deadlines.
  5. Click Brightspace Calendar or Show More… to go to the calendar tool.

Accessing the Calendar Tool in a Brightspace Course

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. Click on your course under My Courses or the course selector grid 
  3. Click Tools in the Navbar.                       
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Calendar.
  5. Click on the arrow next to All Calendars to view a different course calendar, or click Show All Calendars to view events for all courses.                             
  6. Choose how you wish to view the calendar:
    1. Click Agenda to view events for today and tomorrow. Sort events by Date, Course or Category.
    2. Click Day to view an hourly breakdown of events. Click an event block to preview the event. Click More… to open the event.
    3. Click Week to view an hourly breakdown of events over the course of a week. Click an event block to preview the event. Click More… to open the event.
    4. Click Month to view a monthly summary of events in coloured blocks. Click a block to view the name and description of an event. Click More… to open the event.
    5. Click List to view a list of upcoming events. Click on an event to open it.

Calendar Settings

  1. Click Settings in the Calendar tool.
  2. Calendar options change the calendar settings:
    1. Set the calendar core hours to change the default hours that are highlighted in the calendar.
    2. Click Show Weekends if you want weekends to appear.
    3. Turn on Enable Calendar Feeds if you want to share your calendar with another platform, such as your Outlook or Google Calendar.
  3. Task options change the task settings:
    1. Click the Completed Tasks drop-down menu to change how long completed tasks appear in the calendar.
    2. Click the Upcoming Tasks Default Duration drop-down menu to set the default length for new tasks.
    3. Click the Confirm Delete select box to be prompted before deleting any task in Brightspace.
  4. Click Save.

Calendar Tasks

Tasks can be used to create a personal task list in Brightspace. Unlike course Calendar events, Tasks are private, so only you can see them.

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. Click on your course under My Courses or the course selector grid 
  3. Click Tools in the Navbar.                         
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Calendar.
  5. Click Add a task… to add a new task. Type the task and press Enter on your keyboard to add the task to the list.
  6. Click on the task to open it.
    1. Click No due date to add a due date to the task. Click the save icon to save the due date.
    2. Click Add a note… to add additional details.
    3. Click the trashcan icon to delete a task.
    4. Click Tasks in the navigation string to return to the task list.
  7. Click View Completed Tasks to review or reopen finished tasks.
    NOTE: You will only see View Completed Tasks if you have completed at least one task. Depending on task due dates, tasks may be sorted under the headings Today, Upcoming and Someday. If tasks are sorted by these headings, click Add an immediate task, Add an upcoming task or Add a Task to add tasks to each list, respectively.

Sync a Calendar with external calendar applications (Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook)

Import a Brightspace Calendar into another application to stay organized. This is useful when viewing your calendar on a smartphone, or to keep all of your events in one place.

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. Click on your course under My Courses or the course selector grid
  3. Click Tools in the Navbar.                               
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Calendar. 
  5. Click Settings.
  6. Click the checkbox to Enable Calendar Feeds.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click Subscribe.                                                                     
    Note: If Calendar Feeds are not enabled in Calendar settings, the subscribe button will not appear.
  9. Click the Calendar Subscriptions drop-down menu to select what you want to sync. You can select All Calendars and Tasks, Tasks Only or select a specific course.
  10. Copy the calendar url link. Add it to your external calendar.

In Outlook:

  1. Open the Outlook Calendar.
  2. Click Add a Calendar.
  3. Click Subscribe from web in the menu.
  4. Paste the calendar link.
  5. Click Import.
  6. Type a name for the calendar and choose a colour and charm.
  7. Click Import.

In Google Calendar:

  1. Open the Google Calendar.
  2. Click + beside Other Calendars.
  3. Click From URL.
  4. Paste the calendar link.
  5. Click Add calendar.

Brightspace Calendar events will now appear in the external calendar.

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