How to set your personal calendar options in Blackboard

Blackboard has a calendar feature which may be accessed via the Global Navigation menu.

You can choose whether you wish to have your calendar represented using the Gregorian calendar, the Hijiri Calendar, or a mix of both.  You may also choose on which day the week should appear to begin in your calendar.  The Hijiri Calendar implementation uses the Umm al-Qura algorithm for date calculation.

  1. From within Blackboard click on the My University of Southampton tab and choose Personal Information from the Tools box on the left.

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  1. Choose Change Personal Settings

 

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  1. Select which calendar you prefer. The options are:
  • Gregorian only
  • Gregorian-formatted with Hirji date conversion in parentheses
  • Hijri only
  • Hijri-formatted with Gregorian date conversion in parentheses

 

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  1. Select on which day you would like your personal calendar’s week to begin, the options are Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

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  1. Click on Submit to finish.

Below are examples of the different calendar options.  Sunday has been set as a personal starting day of the week, and the four calendar options are shown.

Gregorian only

Gregorian only

Gregorian-formatted with Hirji date conversion in parentheses

Gregorian-formatted with Hirji date conversion in parentheses

Hijri only

Hijri only

Hijri-formatted with Gregorian date conversion in parentheses

Hijri-formatted with Gregorian date conversion in parentheses