The Calendar

and the "Course Schedule" within D2L

Why Do Pima Students Want Faculty To Use a Common Calendar?

For one reason, because it displays on Android smartphones and iPhones through the Pulse app. To learn more about why Pima students want all faculty to manage their dates through D2L's calendar tool, please take a moment to watch this brief conversation which explores the whys and hows of incorporating D2L due dates and availability (i.e. start and end dates).

D2L's Calendar Tool and "Course Schedule" page.

  • The Calendar Tool. This D2L tool can be made visible to students through Calendar widgets which instructors often include on their course home pages. Such widgets show 5 to 20 upcoming events and link directly to a more detailed "Calendar" page which includes a variety of viewing options (daily, weekly, monthly, list or agenda views), and filtering options). Students can also use the Settings section of this tool to enable and subscribe to calendar feeds which can be synced with students' personal Outlook or Google calendars. To learn more, visit D2L.

  • The Course Schedule Page. At Pima, students can access this page within the sidebar menu of D2L "Content" by clicking on "Course Schedule" just above any visible modules. This page provides all students with upcoming events as well as a full schedule of any course dates you've added to D2L's calendar. To learn more, visit D2L.

Help Students See Dates through the Pulse App

Set Dates for Modules (or any items) Included within Course Content

This video shows how to add start, due and end date "restrictions" for which a module will be available for learners.

Set Dates within the D2L Discussions Tool to Display in the Pulse App

Learn how to navigate within the D2L Discussions tool to the "restrictions" tab in order to add start and end dates - and how to ensure they are displayed in the calendar.

Advanced: Set Locking Options within the D2L Discussions Tool

Learn how to use locking options within D2L Discussions to ensure read-only access.

Set Dates within the D2L Quiz Tool to Display in the Pulse App

Learn how to navigate within the D2L Quizzes tool to any Quiz "restrictions" tab. Use this tab to designate due dates or limit availability (i.e. start and end dates). Finally, learn how to ensure that your Quiz becomes visible through the Pulse app (i.e. by including an End Date and checking "Display in Calendar").

Set Dates within the D2L Assignments Tool to Display in the Pulse App

Learn how to navigate within the D2L Assignments tool to any Assignment "restrictions" tab in order to set due dates or limit availability.

How to add general "events" to your Calendar.

Watch this video to learn how to add any general or course-specific events that are not linked to D2L-based activities. Further information about this process is also included below.

Advanced: Using the Manage Dates Tool Within Course Admin

Learn how to advance dates for newly cloned courses so they match with the start date of your new course (e.g. advancing dates based upon the start date of the new courses). To learn more, visit our Bulk Offsets page on this topic.

Advanced: Addressing Student Needs for Flexibility and Accessibility

Learn how to adapt date restriction settings for all D2L tools by visiting our Accessibility, Special Access and Release Conditions page.

Create course events in Calendar

To create course events in Calendar

  1. On the navbar, click Calendar.

  2. Click Create Event.

  3. To associate course content with the event, click Add Content. Select the module from which you want to add content. Click Add.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • If you've associated course content with the event and want to use a custom name for the event, select the Use custom name check box. Enter a name for your event.

    • If you have not associated course content with the event, enter a name for your event.

  5. To add date and time details to your course event, in the When area, click on the provided fields.

  6. To add recurrences to the event, click Add Recurrence. Enter your event recurrence details.

  7. To add restrictions to the event, click Add Restriction. Enter your event restriction details.

  8. To add a location for the event, from the Location drop-down list, select the location.

  9. Click Create.