Tutorial 011: Calendar

Timeline

The calendar collects your scheduled items and displays all of them in one place so that you can view each of them in relation to your other scheduled content. It’s a handy way to get a feel for your schedule all at once.

Click on the “Calendar” button to navigate to the calendar view, which is located underneath the chat menu on the bottom left of your screen.

When you want to return to the normal list view, click on the “Lists” button.

Now we are going to explain how the calendar view is structured, because it doesn’t look like a typical calendar layout.

Years, months, weeks, and days

The calendar is structured to help you easily define the scope of time you wish to view. The far left column shows the year/s that you can view under the default workspaces.

The list displays the current year and any year for which you have scheduled reminders for content. Click on the year you wish to view; it will highlight.

The months of the year are in the next column to the right. You can choose to view a particular month by clicking on it.

The third column displays weeks and days. The weeks are numbered as weeks of the year, so “W33” is the thirty-third week of the year. The days are numbered as days of the month, with the corresponding weekday abbreviation.

You may choose to look at a single day by clicking on it or an entire week by clicking on a week label. Click on “All” at the top of the weeks and days column to view the entire month.

Viewing the month, week, or day is much like the list view: the days of the week or month are ordered chronologically, display the exact date, and display the week they belong to. The example below is for March, 2016.

Because the days are displayed as a list, your scheduled content is displayed as a list. A content item will display underneath the day it has been scheduled for.

That’s the structure of the calendar view. After that, it looks and acts like the normal list view. There are just a couple things left to explain.

Calendar list view

The items in the calendar view will display the same information as in the list view (Tutorial 7: List view). But in the calendar view, the scheduled start and stop times are visually represented by the colored bar.

Here, the entire width of the calendar list view represents the 24 hours of a day. The tick marks represent the hours in a day, from 12:00am to 11:59pm, so the colored bar begins and ends at the start and stop tick marks representing the start and stop time of the scheduled item, relative to the list view width. The example note below is scheduled to start at 2:30pm and end at 5:10pm.

Because your scheduled content is stacked into a list it is easy to see if your scheduled items overlap.

Creating scheduled content

You can still use the content creator when in the calendar view. Doing so will automatically schedule the content for the day your are currently viewing. However, if you are viewing an entire week or an entire month, the schedule will default to the current day.

The start and stop times will default to the current time.

Content made in the calendar will stay in the calendar: it will be found under the month, week, or day that you scheduled it for. If you want that content to appear elsewhere, use the tagging field to give it workspace and category tags.

An easy-to-read schedule

We hope the calendar will make your schedule easy to read and maintain because we know that organizing your time is key for productivity.

Keeping your data private

So far, you have learned much of what you can do in Consol: create, organize, manage, and schedule your content; connect, share, collaborate, and chat with other users. In many cases, we know that you will consider the privacy of your data to be important. Encryption is the next part of Consol we’d like to cover. In Tutorial 12: Encryption, you will learn how your notes, code blocks, and images can be kept safe.