Appointment Blocks and Appointment Types

Rob Midson -

Appointment Blocks
Customize your appointment blocks to show students when you’re available to meet with them.

  • You can indicate your availability for certain days and times on a one-time or recurring basis. You can also use this section to mark times on your calendar when you’re unavailable (for example, you may create a 15 minute “unavailable” block in the middle of a four hour Appointment Block as a way to ensure a break during the block). For each appointment block, you can indicate whether students are able to walk in (versus booking an appointment in advance).
  • All appointment mediums that are set in the school setting will be visible to students by default but if you would like to limit your Monday blocks to Face to Face appointments you can do that by defining an Appointment Medium on the appointment block.  

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  • Note: You can also create appointment blocks from the appointment calendar view.

Appointment Types
Use this area to specify which of your school’s appointment types you want to make available to students booking appointments with you.  If you don’t see an appointment type you’d like, use School Settings → Appointment Types to add a new appointment type or edit an existing one. (Note: Your Career Service Center likely has a policy around adding and editing appointment types. Please make sure you understand that policy before making changes to available Appointment Types in School Settings). 
Clicking the “Add” button will add that appointment type to the list of appointments students can book with you. Clicking the “Remove” Button will remove that appointment type from the list of appointments students can book with you.
Note:  As long as there is sufficient time available in the Appointment Block, students will be able to sign up for any of your available types of appointments during any of your available appointment blocks.  The ability to limit certain appointment types to certain days or times on your schedule, is not an available feature in Handshake.
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