How do I create an Appointment Group (sign-up)?
The Scheduler is a Calendar tool that creates appointment groups within a course allowing students to sign-up for a time slot within the appointment group.
Typically, instructors use the Canvas Scheduler to create office hours, schedule TA sessions or assign class presentation times.
Go to your Canvas Calendar tool
Make sure the Calendar for the course is active
Click Plus (+)
This displays the Edit Event dialogue box
Click the Appointment Group tab
This displays the Edit Appointment Group form
Enter a Name for the Appointment group and a Location
Use the Select Calendar dropdown box to select the course (or courses) for this appointment group, then click Done
Note: You can select multiple courses per appointment group
Select a date for the Appointment group
Select a Time Range for the Appointment
If you want additional days in this appointment group, select another date and add another time range
Note: You can add as many deferent days and time ranges as you want to the appointment group
Enter a slot dividing time and Click Go
This will divide each time range into equal time slots of the specified dividing time.
In this example, 3 days (each containing a 2 hour time range) were divide into 60 minute time slots resulting in 6 sign-up appointment time slots
NOTE: Instructors must set a time slot interval AND click "Go" to divide EACH Time Period into EQUAL time slots. If the "Go" button is not pressed, the sign-up slots will be the same as the time periods.
Add Options (if desired), then click Publish
This creates the Assignment group
To see how students sign-up for an appointment see:
To see how instructors can check student sign-up see:
If a student has signed up for an appointment you will receive an email at your Tufts email address (make sure your Notifications (Account / Notifications) are set to receive such email notifications)