Creating personal tasks

In the new version of the Calendar, Tasks replace personal events. This allows you to keep your course events distinct from your personal tasks.

  1. Create tasks
  2. Add task details
  3. Adjust upcoming tasks default duration
  4. Mark a task complete
  5. Viewing completed tasks
  6. Display or hide completed tasks
  7. Delete tasks
  8. Hide task pane

Create tasks

  1. Type the name of the task in the Add a task… field.
  2. Click the the task name to add a due date and notes to your task.

Add task details

The system will automatically sort the tasks into Today, Upcoming, and Someday in the main task pane, depending on their due date.

  1. Click the task name to show task details.
  2. Click directly on the Due someday text to bring up a date selector field.
  3. Select a due date, and click the Save icon.
  4. Add explanatory notes to your task. Click directly on the Add a note... text and start typing.

Adjust upcoming tasks default duration

  1. Go to Settings in the calendar views area.
  2. In the Tasks Options section, select your preferred default duration for your tasks using the drop-down menu.

Mark a task complete

Click the checkbox by the task name in the task pane. The task disappears from view, but remains in your searchable task archive.

Note  Tasks will only disappear when you mark them complete if you have selected Hide completed tasks in the drop-down menu under Completed Tasks in Settings.

Viewing completed tasks

You can bring up a list of completed tasks by clicking View Completed in the task pane. However, you can choose to display completed tasks for a certain period of time in the task pane before they are hidden.

Display or hide completed tasks

  1. Go to Settings in the calendar views area.
  2. Under Completed Tasks, select your preferred setting for completed tasks using the drop-down menu.

Delete tasks

To Do this
Delete one task
  1. Click the right-facing arrow by the task name to see task details.
  2. Click the Delete icon.
Delete multiple tasks
  1. Click the context menu for Tasks.
  2. Select Delete. On the Confirmation page, choose the type of tasks to select for bulk deletion.
  3. Click Delete.

Hide task pane

  1. Go to Settings in the calendar views area.
  2. Under Task Pane, select which view(s) you would like the task pane to be visible in using the drop-down menu.

See also

 

Desire2Learn Help | About Learning Environment