Using the built-in Calendar and Assignments tools in Canvas, as well as the Syllabus feature, is useful for students understand when assignments and other activities are due during the semester. It is recommended that instructors use a combination of the modules tool with the calendar tool, which includes a list of upcoming assignments.
Advantages: Students can clearly see when items are due and use the course calendar to help them stay organized.
Limitations: If no other content organization is used, students have to know the particular day when content occurred to review.
It is best to set up readings and activities as assignments with due dates, which can be done with or without assigning grades for the readings and activities. These will show up on the calendar, but can also be incorporated into modules.
Learn more about the Calendar tool and the Syllabus tool.