Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite

Overview

User Manual

Calendar

The Calendar tool allows users to view Calendar items by day, week, month, or year.

Users can also manage the following events through the Calendar:

 course organization institution personal

Upcoming and past events can be viewed daily, weekly, or monthly and organized into categories.

When the Calendar is accessed through the Tools Box users view all items on their

Calendar and have the options to add and modify personal calendar items. When the

Calendar is accessed through a Course or Organization only those calendar items that relate to the specific course or organizations will appear.

Note:

Students may not add events to the Calendar when it is accessed through a

Course or Organization. Events may only be added when it is accessed through the

Tools Box in a common area.

Find this page

Follow the steps below to open the Calendar page.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Open a course Web site.

Click

Tools

Select

on the Course menu.

Calendar

.

OR

Select

Calendar

in the Tools box of a common area.

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Functions

To use the functions available on the Calendar page, follow the table below.

To . . .

view events for a specific date and time

click . . .

Quick Jump

to access the Quick Jump page.

From here, select a date and time and the

Calendar will immediately display events for that time.

Add Event

to access the Add Event page. create an event and add it to the calendar remove an event

Remove

to remove an event from the

Calendar page. This action is irreversible.

Note:

Only events created by the user can be removed. Events created by an Instructor,

Organization Manager, or System Administrator cannot be changed. on the tab to view events for the current day, view events by day, week, or month current week, or current month. view previous or future events on the arrows to the left of the current day, view event details week, or month to view events for the previous day, week, or month. Click on the arrows to the right to view future events. on a Calendar event to view details.

View Event

Click on an event to view event details. The Calendar: View Event page will appear as shown below.

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Quick Jump

Overview

The Quick Jump page allows users to quickly view a portion of the Calendar. Quick

Jump is useful when looking for events planned months in advance of the current date. It is also useful for looking up the events of a past day, week, or month.

Find this page

Follow the steps below to open the Quick Jump page.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Open a course Web site.

Click

Click

Course Tools

Select

Calendar

.

Quick Jump

.

on the Course Menu.

OR

Step 1

Step 2

Select

Select

Calendar

in the Tools box of a common area.

Quick Jump

.

Fields

The table below details the fields on the Quick Jump page.

Field

Calendar Quick Jump

Please select the date you wish to access

Description

Select the calendar date. Click the first down arrow to select a month. Click the next down arrow to select a day and click the last down arrow to select a year. The

Calendar page will appear with the enter date.

Click on an option to indicate the type of Calendar view: Month, Week, or Day.

Please choose the type of view you wish to access the specified date

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Add or Modify Calendar Event

Overview

When the Calendar is accessed through the Tools Box users have the options to add and modify personal calendar items. Events may be added through the Add Calendar

Event page and modified through the Modify Calendar Event page. These pages are the same, the difference being, the Add Calendar Event page opens with empty fields and the Modify Calendar Event page opens with populated fields.

Note:

Only events created by the user can be modified. Events created by an

Instructor, organization Manager, or System Administrator cannot be changed by the user.

Find this page

Follow the steps below to find the Add Calendar Event page.

Step 1

Step 2

Click

Calendar

in the Tools box.

Click

Add Event

or

Modify

next to an existing Calendar event.

Fields

The table below details the fields on the Add Calendar Event page and Modify Calendar

Event page.

Field

Event Information

Event Title:

Enter the title of the event. This title will appear on the

Calendar page at the date and time indicated on the

Event Time fields.

Description

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