How Do I Create a Custom Event?

Custom events are used to schedule a seminar, a meeting or a class without any of the content available through a course. Courses provide content such as labs, video, external sites, assessments and documents. If course content is needed, then a Class should be created instead of a Custom Event. If you are interested in using this feature, please contact to be given permissions to create and manage Custom Events.

To create a Custom Event, on Site Administration on the Custom Events tile, click the Create Custom Event link. This opens up the Create Custom Event page. On the Basic Information section, input the Display Name for the event. Verify the Center is correct. Set the Maximum Students field to the total number of students that can be enrolled. Verify the Status field is marked Scheduled. Modify other fields as needed.

Next, expand the Session Times section. Select the Add Multiple Session Times link. Use the # Sessions field to input the number of session for the event. For Days, select the pattern of days your event will run, e.g. MonWedFri or MonTuesWedThursFri. Sessions will be added or skipped based on the pattern you select. Use the First Day field to choose the first day of the event. Modify the Start Time and End Time as needed. Click OK.

Then, expand the Delivery section. Select the Add Classroom link and click Search. Select the classroom(s) and then click OK.

Expand the Instructors section and click Add Instructor. Input part of the Last Name and First Name of the instructor and click Search. Select the instructor from the search results. If you have more than one instructor, search for and select the other instructors. Once all the instructors for the class are selected, click OK.

Finally, click Save to create the event. The sections for Visibility, Payment, and HTML Description are not needed for scheduling an event.

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