Cobra Learning - Creating and adding events

Use the Calendar tool to arrange and visualize your course events in multiple views and enable integration of course content and your Calendar.

Creating and adding events

Note  As a student, you can only create Calendar events for your group.

  1. Create a general (content) event
  2. "Quick create" an event
  3. Adding external events to your Calendar
  4. Importing events from an external iCal file

Creating events in the Calendar

Create a general (content) event

  1. Using the calendar menu, select the course for which you want to create the event.
  2. Click Create Event in the calendar content area.
  3. Click Add Content on the Create Event page to associate course content with the event. Select the radio button of the content you want to add to the event and click Add.
  4. Enter a Title, Description, and specify a date and time. If you add content and want to add a custom name for the event, select Use custom name and enter the custom title.
  5. You can select Attendees to which to assign this event from the drop down menu, such as specific groups or you can add groups/sections.
  6. To add date and time details to your course event, complete the When section.
  7. To add recurrences to the event, click Add Recurrence.  Enter your event recurrence details.
  8. To add  restrictions to the event, click Add Restriction.  Enter your event restriction details.
  9. To add a location for the event, enter a location into the text field. 
  10. Click Create.

You can also create events directly in the day, week, and month Calendar views by clicking a time or date.

Optional information:

  • When entering a Description, you can use the HTML Editor to insert tables, quicklinks, images, and you can also include resources available through the Insert Stuff option.

Note  To add and remove content to an event after you have already created it, click the context menu for the event name in agenda view, then click Edit Event, or click the event in the calendar content are, then click Edit.

"Quick create" an event

  1. In the calendar menu, click on a course to set it as the current calendar.
  2. In Day view, click a time interval to create an event within that course.
  3. Enter a Title and select Attendees if applicable.

Adding external events to your Calendar

You can add new events and update existing events by importing them from an external iCal file into your Calendar.

Importing events from an external iCal file

  1. Select the course you want your events to be grouped under by clicking on it from the calendar menu.
  2. Click Import Events.
  3. Click Choose File on the Import Events page to search for the iCal file containing your events. If you want to import the events into a specific group or section, select it in the Attendees drop-down list.
  4. Click Open, then click Import.

See Also:

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Keywords:calendar   Doc ID:46588
Owner:Lori W.Group:Parkland College
Created:2015-01-29 15:09 CDTUpdated:2021-03-23 13:48 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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