You can use the Course Calendar to provide students with dates for course related events. Course Calendar events appear to all members of the course.
Common entries you may include in the Course Calendar are:
  • Section meetings
  • Instructor Office Hours
  • Exams
  • Guest speakers
  • Course Items with Due Dates

The calendar displays a consolidated view of all institution, course, organisation, and personal calendar events for a user. You can view events by day, week, or month. You can also view and organise upcoming and past events into categories.

Course calendar events appear to all members of the course. Course items with due dates automatically appear in the course calendar. Only instructors may create additional course calendar events.

An example of the Calendar is shown below:
A: View events by day, week, or month.
B: Navigate between months.
C: Click the plus (+) to create a new event. You can also click inside a date to create an event. Assign the event to the appropriate calendar, select the date and time and add a description.
D: Click an event to manage it. You can also drag and drop an event to change the date.
E: Select the calendars you want to show, such as institution, personal, or course. By default all calendars are visible. Optionally, change the color of each calendar to suit your preference.
All institution events appear in the Institution calendar. All course events, such as assignments due, appear in the course calendar.
F: Receive a link to import your selected calendar content into external calendar applications.

You can find more information about the Blackboard Calendar tool here.

More detailed video (03:13) about using the Blackboard Calendar: