Events are planned activities you conduct. A webinar, for example.
While events are conducted by users, their schedule is effectively communicated to fellow participants using the Calendar.
These events could be for students of a particular course or group, or for individual users. In Moodle, a closing date for assignments or certain activities are also saved as events in the calendar.
3 Steps to Adding a Calendar Event in Moodle
Since the event will be displayed on the calendar, the traditional approach is to head over to the expanded calendar view.
Step #1 Click Month (name) on the Calendar
Clicking on the month-name should open the expanded month view.
Step #2 Click on ‘New Event’
To create an event, you need to click on ‘New Event’ button. If you’re using Edwiser RemUI another option you have, is to hover over a specific date, and click on the ‘Add new Event’ icon.
You’re all most there.
All that’s left now, is to add event details and save it.
Step #3 Add Event Particulars
Moodle offers 4 types of events that you can create. These types are based on event access capabilities.
- User: visible only to the user creating the event
- Group: visible to a Group (for a course)
- Course: visible to all participants of a course
- Site: visible to all members of the LMS
Edwiser RemUI PRO Tip
With the ‘Upcoming events‘ widget that Edwiser RemUI provides, event creation is simplified. You now have a shortcut to add a new event!