Options for Student Appointment Booking with Instructors

D2L does not have a specific tool enabling students or groups of students to book appointments with instructors for one-on-one sessions. However, this can be achieved using either optionsbelow. 

Use the D2L Groups feature

1. Go to Communication – Groups – New Category

2. Enter a group Category Name and enter a Description if necessary. 

3. Under Enrolment Type, choose any of the options with Self-Enrolment.  

             Here is a description of different types of Self-Enrolment.  

  • Groups of # – Self-Enrolment: Students enroll themselves into a group, but groups are capped at a set number of users per group. 
  • # of Groups – Self-Enrolment: Students enroll themselves into one of a set number of groups. 
  • # of Groups, Capacity of # – Self-Enrolment: Students enroll themselves into one of a set number of groups that are capped at a set number of users per group.   

4. Click Save to create the specific kind of group you want to. You will see your groups created called Group 1, Group 2, etc. If you click on them, you can edit their names to include the day and time when you are available. Students can then select the times when they are able to meet with you. 

You can find instructions on how to set up groups here and instructions on how to set up self-enrollment here.  

Use Google Docs 

1. Sign into your Google account Google.com  

2. On the top right corner, click on Sign in and enter your google account details. 

3. After signing in, click on the waffle icon and select Google Sheets

4. Choose the Schedule template from the Template gallery.  

5. Indicate your availability in time slots. 

6. Share your document with your students. Click Share in the top right-hand corner.  

7. Under Get Link, click Change. Change the setting Anyone with the link to Editor so that your students can enter their information into your document.   

8. Copy the link and send it to your students.