If you use the standard Moodle assignments and add a due date to the course activity, Moodle automatically propagates that information to the course calendar block as an event!
The calendar automatically keeps track of and displays all course related due dates (projects, quizzes, chat room appointments, assignments). In addition, students can add personal events to the calendar and customize it with user options (i.e. the time display, upcoming events, and first day of the week).
A calendar may be included in a course by adding the Calendar block. Additional events can be created by following these steps.
Cheri Crabb, PhD, Academic Technology Consultant with TLT, has a career in academia focused on instructional design and development using integrated electronic media systems for blended learning.