From the global calendar in the list where your name appears, you can see all your upcoming due dates and meetings across your courses—all in one place.

In your calendar, find this event information:

  • Office hours: These appointments appear automatically on the calendar when you add them to a course.
  • Due dates: When you create content with a due date, it appears automatically in the calendar.

Check your course calendar

When you access the calendar from inside a course, it shows events for that course only. Select the Calendar icon from the course’s navigation bar.

The course view of the calendar displays due dates, the course schedule, office hours, and course-specific meetings and events. When you create content with a due date, it appears automatically in the calendar.

All events you create within a specific course roll up into the global calendar. You can switch over to the big picture by accessing your global calendar from the list where your name appears.


  • Select Day or Month to zoom in on one day’s tasks or plan for the weeks ahead.
  • Select Due Dates to focus only on your upcoming deadlines.
  • Select the Calendar Settings icon in the upper-right corner to choose the calendars you want to see.

To add events to your personal calendar, select Calendar from the left list where your name appears. Select the plus sign and add an event title, date, time, and location.

Select the title of an event you added to change its details.

You can move and delete events in your calendar. Drag and drop personal events to change times or delete personal events that you no longer need. Students can’t delete or move events added by you.

Watch a video about Calendars in Ultra


Sharing with external calendars

You can share your Blackboard Learn calendar with external services so course events appear with other events.

You can’t share calendars for individual courses. When you share your calendar, events for all of your courses appear.

  1. Select Calendar in the menu where your name appears first.
  2. Select the Calendar Settings icon.
  3. Open the menu next to Calendar Settings heading.
  4. Select Share Calendar.
  5. In the window, copy the calendar link. Share the URL only with trusted sources.

When you connect your Blackboard Learn calendar to an external calendar, all course events appear one year in the past and into the future.

Add calendar to iCal

To share your Blackboard Learn calendar with iCal, you’ll add it as a calendar subscription.

  1. Open iCal on your Mac.
  2. Go to File > New Calendar Subscription.
  3. Paste the Blackboard Learn calendar link and select Subscribe.
  4. Enter the calendar’s name and adjust other settings. In the Location field, select iCloud if you want the calendar to appear on your other authenticated Apple devices such as iPhone or iPad.
  5. Select OK to finish set up.

More on subscribing to calendars on a Mac

Add calendar to Google calendar

Share your Blackboard Learn calendar with Google calendar to view all events in one place.

  1. Open your Google calendar on a computer.
  2. Next to Add calendar, point to Add other calendars and select From URL in the menu.
  3. Paste the Blackboard Learn calendar link and select Add calendar to finish set up.
  4. Open the calendar’s settings to rename it and adjust sharing and notification settings.