Need an easy solution to manage student appointments and keep students on top of their upcoming assessments within Canvas?

In today’s fast-paced academic environment, staying organised and keeping up with coursework is crucial for both students and instructors. Thankfully, Canvas offers a handy feature known as Canvas Calendar.

Usually Canvas Calendar is used to organise assignments, events, and reminders for students, but it also serves as an excellent tool for creating appointment groups. Instructors can create time slots in their calendar, allowing students to sign up for appointments at their own convenience.

Here are some other highlights of using Canvas Calendar for scheduling student appointments:

  • Flexible appointment scheduling: as an instructor, you can easily specify appointment groups based on subjects, sections (tutorial classes), or student groups.
  • Modify appointment times and settings: set your preferred dates and time ranges in blocks, optimising your availability and distributing your time effectively.
  • Limit sign-ups and attendance: you have the option to control the number of users signing up for each time slot or the number of appointments they can attend.
  • Sync with Outlook: Canvas Calendar offers the option to link your calendar feed to Outlook, enabling you to view your Canvas appointments directly within Outlook Calendar.

Learn more about Canvas Calendar at Tooltime

Say goodbye to scheduling headaches and keep everything organised all in one place with Canvas Calendar. It’s a game-changer for both instructors and students, providing a seamless way to manage appointments efficiently. So, why not give it a try and join our Tooltime session? You can register at the link below.

Please note, this event has been rescheduled from 20 September 2023 to 7 February 2024.

Need more support?

Canvas Calendar offers multiple ways to keep students informed and efficiently manage appointments. Whether you’re conducting online or on-campus sessions, you can seamlessly integrate this tool into your workflow.

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