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Desire2Learn 9.0

Using the Schedule Tool

The Schedule acts as a course calendar, providing a central location for an instructor to record course and institution-related events. This feature can be used to inform students about add/drop periods, exams, and institutional holidays.

return to topAccessing the Schedule Tool

To use the Schedule, you must first open it.

  1. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click SCHEDULE
    The Schedule appears.
    NOTE: To add tools to the Navigation bars, see Customizing the Navigation Bars.

return to topAdding an Event

The Schedule allows you to add events along with details about them.

  1. Access the Schedule

  2. Click NEW EVENT
    The New Event pane appears.
    New Event pane

  3. In the Title text box, type the desired event title

  4. In the Description text box, type a description for your event
    HINT: For more formatting options, refer to Using HTML Editor.

  5. To include a link with your event, in the External Link text box, type the desired URL
    NOTE: http:// is assumed.

  6. To specify the event date, in the Date and Time section, use the Start and End pull-down menus
    OR

    To select a date from the calendar, click SELECT DATESelect Date button

  7. To have the event repeat at regular intervals, select Repeats and click UPDATE
    The Recurrence Details dialog box appears.

  8. Make the desired selections » click SAVE
    NOTE: You cannot delete a single instance of a repeated event. The event either appears at the chosen interval every time, or all instances of the event are deleted.

  9. To have the event display on the instructor's schedule in the Event Access section, select Personal
    To have the event display on the class schedule, select the desired course

  10. Click SAVE
    The event is added.

return to topViewing Events

The Schedule allows you to view the details of scheduled events by the current day, week, or month. The default display is the Day view for the current date. Dates containing events are linked in the calendar.

  1. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click SCHEDULE
    The Schedule appears.

  2. From the Date Picker widget, select a date
    Date Picker widget

  3. To view the event within the context of its week or month, select the Week or Month tab
    The events for that week or month are displayed, respectively.
    HINT: To view a different month, use the arrows on the Date Picker widget.

return to topSearching for an Event

The Schedule allows you to search for upcoming events.

  1. From the Course Home page, from the Navigation bar, click SCHEDULE
    The Schedule appears.

  2. Click SEARCH EVENTSSearch Events button

  3. In the Search For text box, type the title of the event or a keyword

  4. Click SEARCH
    The date and event information appear in the Schedule window
    NOTE: If no results appear, click SHOW SEARCH OPTIONS. If desired, change the Event Date information. For a broader search, uncheck the event start and end date options.

return to topDeleting an Event

If an event is cancelled, or you no longer need to attend, you can delete it from the Schedule.

  1. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click SCHEDULE
    The Schedule appears.

  2. Click DELETE EVENTSDelete Events button

  3. Select the appropriate event(s).

  4. Click DELETE SELECTED
    A confirmation dialog box appears.

  5. Click DELETE
    The event is deleted.
    NOTE: You cannot delete a single instance of a repeated event. The event either appears at the chosen interval every time, or all instances of the event are deleted.

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