Many schools choose to allow students to self schedule for flex time appointments. If this is something your school allows, this 'self scheduling window' feature is one that will give you a little more control over when students can do so. This feature allows you to set a window of time during which students can schedule themselves.
How does it work?
Logged in as an admin, go to the Settings page in the navigation. On this page, under 'Manage Staff and Students', select 'Manage Staff.' On the Manage Staff page, select 'Advanced.'
There you'll find a box that says 'Set Window for Self Scheduling.'
You have a variety of options for when to open and close this window. 'Today' means the current day. So if today is December 4th, the window opens and closes from there. If it's December 21st, it opens and closes from there. By saying it closes at the end of '5 calendar days from today' that means that, counting from whatever the current day is, the window for self scheduling will close after the 5th day. Basically, it creates a sliding window for when students can schedule themselves.
For example, if you only want students to be able to schedule themselves on the current day, no days in the future, you would select that the window opens 'Today' and closes 'Today.' If you would like to allow students to be able to schedule the next day and a 3 days after that you would select that the window opens '1 calendar day from today' and closes '4 calendar days from today.'
* It is important to note that all weekdays, even weekends, are counted when 'calendar days' are referred to, even though students are not able to schedule themselves on weekends.
Learn more about this feature, and see it in action in the video below: