Calendar's Role in Portals

The calendar package allows users to see their personalized schedules. A user's schedule may comprise of a number of events such as class lectures, community happenings, and personal events. In fact, the user will see all group events for groups he or she is a member of when viewing a calendar portlet from his or her user portal.

However, a calendar portlet may just display a schedule for a given group, depending on the context. Within a class portal, for example, only events corresponding to that class are shown.

There are many ways to view the information stored in the calendar. For instance, we could view today's schedule, this week's schedule, or events that were added within the last three days. The calendar portlets allow us to see all these views and more. See below for examples and descriptions.

Full Calendar
Mini Calendar Above: The Full Calendar portlet defaults to showing today's schedule. The user can change the view to any of the other links at the top left: list, week, month, or year. Also, the user may click on a day within the calendar to see that day's schedule.

Left: The Mini Calendar simply shows a calendar, but does not present schedule.
Seven Day View Left: A Seven Day View displays a user's schedule for the next seven days. Note that the user can sort by any column by clicking on the link at the top of that column.

Below: Today's schedule. To move forward or backward a day, the user can click on one of the triangles above the schedule.

Day Summary
Weekly Calendar Left: This week's schedule. Clicking on one of the triangles displays the next or previous week.

Below: Recently added calendar items. In this snapshot, all items added within the last day are shown. By clicking on a number at the bottom of the portlet, you can see all the items added within that number of days. Also, you sort by any column by clicking the link at the top of that column.

New Calendar Items

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