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How can I add a calendar to my course site?

Overview

There are two ways to add a calendar to your GauchoSpace course site to show important dates relating to the course, such as assignment due dates. If you use the Calendar block, any due dates you have entered in the settings of your assignments, quizzes, and other activities will automatically appear on the calendar. Alternatively, you can create a Google calendar and display it to your students on GauchoSpace.

Option 1: Use the Calendar Block

 GauchoSpace has a built-in Calendar that you can add as a block on your course page.

Add the Calendar block to your course page

To add a Calendar block to your course, use the following instructions:

  1. Log in to GauchoSpace and enter your course site.
  2. Click Turn editing on.
  3. Scroll down to find the "Add a Block" block on the lower left side of the browser window.
  4. Click the Add... drop-down menu.
  5. Select Calendar.
  6. The new block will appear on your course page.

 

 

Adding an event

To add a calendar event:

  1. Click the month on Calendar to get an expanded month view.
  2. In Month view click the New Event button.
  3. On a New Event page select the type of event.
    • A User Event will only be visible by the user currently logged in (i.e. the one creating the event).
    • A Group Event will be visible to a particular Group on the course (chosen from a drop-down list).
    • A Course Event will be visible to participants on the course in question. Only users with the capability to manage calendar entries at the course level can add course events.
  4. Set the event properties.
  5. Click Save changes.

 

Option 2: Use Google Calendar

You can also embed a Google Calendar in your course site.

Enable embedding in Google Calendar

  1. Log in to your Google Calendar account from a computer; the following steps can not be completed using a mobile device.
  2. Click the gear icon at the top right, then click Settings.
  3. At the top, click Calendars.
  4. Click on the name of the calendar you want to share on GauchoSpace.
  5. Copy the code at the right in the Embed This Calendar section.
  6. At the top, click Share this Calendar.
  7. Click the checkbox marked Make this calendar public.

Add a block on your course page for Google Calendar

In this step, you will add a block to your course where the calendar will appear. (Alternatively, you may choose to embed your calendar in a Page resource or as a label on your course site instead of a block).

  1. Log in to GauchoSpace and enter your course site.
  2. Click Turn editing on.
  3. Scroll down to find the "Add a Block" block on the lower left side of the browser window.
  4. Click the Add... drop-down menu.
  5. Select HTML.
  6. The block (new HTML block) will appear on your course page.

 

 

Configure the block

  1. Click the gear icon in that block and select Configure (new HTML block) block.
  2. Add a title, then click the icon at the top left of the text editor next to Content area to Show more buttons.
  3. Click the HTML button which appears as a set of angled brackets.
  4. Paste the code you copied earlier to embed your Google Calendar, then click Save changes.

 

 

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