Moodle Calendar: Helpful tool for online courses

CalendarThe Moodle calendar is one of my favorite features, and especially helpful for Elon students partaking in the summer online program.

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 blockAdditional events can be created by following these steps.

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About the author

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.

Cheri Crabb, PhD

Cheri Crabb, PhD

I am dedicated to working with online faculty at Elon University and pride myself on designing quality curriculum advocating instructional technology usage. My career in academia is focused on instructional design and development using integrated electronic media systems. I earned my Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Systems Design and Development from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University while representing NASA’s Office of Education as their first Graduate Studies Research Program doctoral fellowship recipient.

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