Calendar Moodle ISU


Using a calendar in a course can help both the instructor and the students keep track of deadlines and important dates within the course.

This guide will help you to understand:

Events Keys

The events keys allow you to add certain activities or key dates for the course. The following is a table that breaks down the options and explains when to use each one.

Note: If you click on these events on the main calendar block they can be hidden or shown to students and users.

Event Key



Events that are relevant to the university, such as holidays etc.


Events that are relevant to certain groups within the course.


Events that are relevant to the course in general such as exams or assignments.  


Personal events that will not be visible to other users.  

Adding Events to  Calendar

  1. You can add a new event to the calendar by clicking on the calendar name.

  1. Click on the New Event button in the Calendar View.

  1. On the New Event page select the type of desired event.

  1. Add the event title.
  2. Add in a description.
  3. Click Save Changes.

Adding the Calendar Block

  1. In the Administration block; Click on the Course Administration option.
  2. Click on the Turn Editing On/Off option.

Note: Clicking Turn Editing On will enable editing and the button and option will change to say Turn Editing Off.  Click Turn Editing Off to disable editing.

  1. On the right hand side of the screen, find the Add a Block block and Click on the Add dropdown menu.

  1. Select calendar from the list and it will appear above the Add a Block block.

Hot Tip: You can move new blocks to wherever you want by turning on editing and moving your cursor to the top of the block, the arrow will then turn in to the move icon and from there you can move the block wherever you want.

Configure the Calendar Block

You can modify the configuration of the calendar block by Clicking on the gear icon.  (For information on what the other icons do, please see the Moodle ISU Overview.)

Calendar Block settings

  1. The first line will tell you the block’s original location.

  1. Display on Page types will give you 3 options of where your calendar will be displayed.


  1. Default region: This option will allow you to place the calendar either on the right or the left of the screen.
  2. Default weight: To relocate the block on the screen you can weigh the blocks importance in this area.

On This Page

  1. Click the Save Changes button to save your configurations or the Cancel button to cancel the configurations.

For more information on using your calendar, please see

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