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Events Widget

The Events widget is used to display the course Calendar and/or Content, Dropbox, Quizzes, and Grades start and end dates in a list format. Note: The widget will only display start and end dates for the items where you have chose the option to "Display in Calendar" when setting the date availability restrictions.

Please see our Calendar help page for instructions on how to add events to the Calendar tool.

Here is an example of the Events widgets:

Events widget sample

Note: Events will not show any items if your course is Inactive. See Activate Course for more information.

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Add the Events widget to your Homepage

  1. Enter the desired course.
  2. Click on the Edit Course link from the course navbar.
    Edit Course screenshot
  3. Click Homepages. The Manage Homepages page will display.
    Homepages screenshot
  4. Edit the applicable Homepage by clicking on its name in the Homepages section. The Edit Homepage page will display. Note: To edit Course Default homepage, you need to make a copy of it by clicking the double pages to the right of the homepage and setting the copy as the 'active' homepage. Please see Homepages for more information.
    Click Homepage Name screenshot
  5. Go to the Content/Layout tab.
    Content Layout tab screenshot
  6. To add a widget to a panel, click the applicable Add Widget button. The Add Widget page displays.
  7. Select the Events widget to add to the homepage panel and click Save to apply  the changes.
    Select Widgets screenshot

Access the Calendar using the Events widget

  1. Enter the course that has the Events widget on the homepage.
  2. Click the Calendar icon Calendar icon to open the Calendar tool.
    Click Calendar icon

Change the Display Options for the Events widget

The Events widget Display Options allows you to choose how Primary Events, Upcoming Events, and Event Types will display on the widget.

To change the Events widget Display Options:

  1. Enter the course that has the Events widget on the homepage.
  2. Click the Display Options icon Display Options icon.
    Click Display Options icon
  3. Change the desired display options.
  4. Click Save.
    Save Display Options

Customize the Events widget

The Events widget Customize option allows you to choose the widget border size, the widget title bar name/color/alignment, and gives you the option to prevent your students from minimizing the widget.

To customize the Events widget:

  1. Enter the course that has the Events widget on the homepage.
  2. Click the Customize icon Customize icon.
    Click Customize icon
  3. Change desired options.
  4. Click Save.
    Save Customization

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