Educators

A reference guide for Educators using Connect at TAFE Queensland.

Manage unit events

Use the Calendar tool to arrange and visualize unit events in multiple views and enable integration of unit content and your Calendar. You can use iCal to synchronize the Calendar tool to your personal calendars (such as Outlook and Google Calendar, as well as iPhone and Android).

Calendar interface overview

 

1) Use the calendar views area to toggle between different event display layouts. Use the Agenda view to group your unit events by Date, Unit, or Category - events display in chronological order, and all-day events display at the top of each grouped listing. Use the Day, Week, and Month views to group your events in daily, weekly, or monthly increments. Use the List view to filter your events by Assignments, Checklists, Discussions, Grades, Materials, Modules, Quizzes, and Surveys.

2) Use the calendar content area to navigate through your content. Navigation will vary depending on the view you select.

3) Use the calendar menu to select multiple calendars to display, change the color scheme associated with individual calendars, and add new calendars.

4) Use the mini calendar to navigate quickly to a specific day, week, or month.

5) Use the task pane to create, track, and maintain personal tasks.

Create unit events in Calendar

To create unit events in Calendar

  1. On the navbar, click Unit Admin.
  2. Click Calendar > Create Event.
  3. To associate unit content with the event, click The book iconAdd Content. Select the module from which you want to add content. Click Add.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • If you've associated unit content with the event and want to use a custom name for the event, select the Use custom name check box. Enter a name for your event.
    • If you have not associated unit content with the event, enter a name for your event.
  1. To add date and time details to your unit event, in the When area, click on the provided fields.
  2. To add recurrences to the event, click calendar_recurrenceAdd Recurrence. Enter your event recurrence details.
  3. To add restrictions to the event, click visibility_lockAdd Restriction. Enter your event restriction details.
  4. To add a location for the event, from the Location drop-down list, select the location.
  5. Click Create.

Change Calendar settings

  1. On the navbar, click Unit Admin.
  2. Click Calendar.
  3. Click The settings icon Settings.
  4. Make your changes.
  5. Click Save.

Create multiple instances of an event for different groups

If you have more than one group participating in the same unit event during different time intervals, you can create multiple instances of the same event, tailored to each group’s needs. The group events share the name and description fields, but once you finish creating the events in bulk, they display as individual events.

  1. On the navbar, click Unit Admin.
  2. Click Calendar > Create Event.
  3. In the Attendees area, click The groups icon Add Groups/Sections. This option is only available if you have already created at least one group or section for your unit.
  4. In the Add Groups dialog, click on the group or section you want to add.
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 until you have added all of the groups you want.
  6. Enter the rest of your event details, including any customisations for an individual group or section.
  7. Click Create.

Change visibility for events

  1. On the navbar, click Unit Admin.
  2. Click Calendar.
  3. From the tool navigation, click List.
  4. Select the check boxes by any event for which you want to make visibility changes.
  5. From the More Actions button, click The visibility lock icon Change Event Visibility.
  6. From the Event Visibility drop-down list, select your visibility preference.
  7. Click Save.

Offset dates for events

  1. On the navbar, click Unit Admin.
  2. Click Calendar.
  3. From the tool navigation, click List.
  4. Select the check boxes by any event for which you want to offset dates.
  5. From the More Actions button, click The reverse order icon Offset Dates.
  6. Make your changes.
  7. Click Save.