My Blackboard Calendar

The Blackboard calendar feature is available for both faculty and students to keep track of upcoming events, assignments, and tests in their courses. 

Step-by-Step Guide

Accessing the Calendar

  1. In the upper right corner of Blackboard, to the right of your name, click the drop-down arrow
    drop-down arrow
  2. In the drop-down menu, on the left side, click on the calendar icon. 
    calendar icon

The Calendar Screen

The following image is an overview of the entire Calendar screen. We'll take a look at all of the relevant areas in the following sections, starting from the top left and moving counter-clockwise.
Screen capture of Blackboard Calendar

View Options

The three icons below the word Calendar will change your view in the main window between day-view, week-view, and month-view. Simply click on the icon that suits your needs.
Each icon represents a display view for the calendar (day, week, or month).

Jump to Date

By pressing any date on this small version of the calendar, you're able to jump directly to that date in the main calendar window.
jump to date calendar

Viewing a Course Calendar

Your classes will be listed and color coded in the next area. To change any classes color, simply click the triangle in the right hand side of the classes box. This will pull up the menu illustrated in the above photo. Select the color you'd like the chosen class to be by clicking its icon in the menu.

Viewing multiple calendars by clicking the check boxes next to the course titles you would like to view.

Get External Calendar Link

If you use a calendar application such as Outlook or Google Calendar, you can add your Blackboard calendar's feed to it with this new feature. 

  1. Press the Get External Calendar Link and you'll see a pop up screen with Generate iCal URL
    Get external calendar link
  2. Copy the address generated in your course and paste it into the appropriate area in your preferred calendar application.
    external calendar link
Please Note: See this guide provided by Microsoft for more information on adding an external calendar to Outlook.

Adding an Event to Blackboard Calendar

You're able to add your own events to the Blackboard calendar.

  1. Click the + button above the Main Calendar (you can also click on the date).
    add event button
  2. Fill in the detail for your event in the pop-up window.
    create event information
  3. Press Save after filling in the appropriate information.

Changing an Event Time and Date

There are two ways you can change an event time and date. 

  • Click on the event and drag it to a different date. This will retain the time window (9AM, 11:59 PM, etc) but change the date to where you dragged it.
    calendar with moving event

  • Click on a test or assignment in the calendar. An Edit Event card will pop up. Click on the Due Date field. From there, you can select a new time and date by clicking the date and sliding the hour and minute sliders.
    edit event card
Please Note:  You can also fine-tune the event from the Edit this Test (or Edit this Assignment) link. Clicking this option will take you directly to the Options screen of the test or assignment you've chosen.


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Article ID: 89026
Thu 10/10/19 2:31 PM
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