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No more Google appointment slots

December 18, 2012

no appt slotsFor two years, I have successfully used the “appointment slots” feature of Google Calendar to schedule early semester office visits. The process has worked well, but I will have to find a new way to do this in spring 2013. As part of its Winter cleaning, Google will eliminate appointment slots and other features in January.

I learned about this through a ProfHacker article by Heather Whitney, who lists several alternatives. A physics professor at Wheaton, Dr. Whitney plans to switch to a service called ScheduleOnce, which integrates with Google Calendar.

See also – Line up office hours with YouCanBook.Me.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 1, 2014 10:28 am

    There is also youcanbook.me as alternative, not bad at all.

  2. John Edel permalink
    December 18, 2012 9:46 pm

    For those who wish to see if Google would be willing to entertain a petition (even if just for Google Apps for Education), see the petition at the link below:

    http://www.change.org/petitions/google-inc-don-t-remove-calendar-appointment-slots-improve-it

    Thanks for your support!

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