Calendar events that span multiple days can be set to display as multiday or recurring events.
If the event has definite
start and end times on all days, then include the start and end times along
with the start and end dates under the Event tab. Do not place a checkmark next
to “All Day” (see below).
If there are no set times for when the
event takes place, but it does span two or more days, then enter the university
hours for the event (8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) and place a check by “All Day.”
You will then need to use the Recurrence tab.
Please read this section carefully! Failure to understand the Recurrence tab may result in a major error within your site’s calendar.
tab is more complicated. You may get the desired result by just using
the date choices on the Event tab.
If you choose to use the Recurrence option, click on the Recurrence tab and place a check
next to “Recurrence.” This will open the Recurrence options (see below).
You must first choose an option in the lower section—either to End after a certain number of occurrences, or to end by a certain date. Be sure to ALWAYS move the radio button as well—it will NOT move on its own.
Caution: Whenever you use the Recurrence options, make certain that
the "End after __ occurrences" or the "End by..." radio
buttons are checked. Choosing one of these options will not cause the radio
button to move. It must be manually clicked. Failure to check either of these
buttons will result in a major error within your site’s calendar.
(The following only applies to calendars that are set to display in Calendar View. The preferred option is to use List View. Contact the Web Team for help in setting up List View.)
Defining a multiday event by the
dates on the Event tab will result in a single bar on the calendar which will span
all of the days.
If the Event tab only shows a single day, but the
Recurrence tab is used, this results in separate bars for each day, each
labeled as the event.
Note: If the event tab shows multiple
days, and the Recurrence tab is used, this will result in multiple bars
spanning multiple event days. Why?
created a multiday event, then told the CMS that the multiday event recurs X number
of times. This is probably not what you wanted. Either use the multiday choice
on the Event tab, or use a single day on the Event tab and use the
Recurrence tab for subsequent appearances of the event.
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