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Inviting students to appointments/conferences

Inviting students to appointments/conferences

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Is there a way to push a conference/appointment to students' calendars individually as the course instructor? 

We in K-8 need to have students meet with students regularly with professionals like our school counselors, speech and language pathologists, psychologists, administrators etc. We would like to schedule appointments with students to appear on the calendar in a course without all the students seeing that meeting has been scheduled. 

I know you can create individual sections in a course and assign appointments to only one student that way but with a case load of 100+ students that is not really reasonable. 

Another concern is that it is too hard for young students, in kinder through fifth grade, to log into a browser, find an appointment, and accept it (because the student app on an iPad is their main access point). This route also doesn't make meetings confidential as needed for counseling and special education services.

 

Thank you

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Stef_retired
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni
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@BVarela 

Thanks for sharing this idea. Would you clarify if it a request for an enhancement to the Scheduler tool that would allow the teacher to create an appointment for a single student, or a request for an enhancement to the interaction between the conferencing tool and the student's calendar? If the latter, would you specify the conferencing tool your school is using?

Also, did you mean to suggest that this request is specific to the ability "to have students meet with students regularly" as stated in the description?

ReginaB
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It would be really helpful to be able to add an event, (recurring meeting) to select student calendars. Students can be using any platform - Zoom, Teams, etc.  

Stef_retired
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

@ReginaB The functionality of adding a conference would need to be developed in partnership with each of conference provider individually, which is why we asked the author to clarify the parameters of the idea. We're looking forward to hearing from them to see if we can move it forward as a request for a specific partnership integration project.

If you'd like to request the ability to add a recurring meeting (i.e., not associated with a conference) via Scheduler to a specific student's calendar, please share that as its own idea conversation after reading through How do I create a new idea conversation in the Canvas Community?.

Thanks.

Stef_retired
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KatieSmithJAA
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Elementary age students are not using the scheduler to sign up for appointments. There are many times when a teacher must arrange a one-on-one meeting for the student.

The idea is for an option in the Calendar for the teacher to select an individual student from a course when scheduling an event. This would add the event to both the teacher and student calendars. 

It would be nice to also have the ability to make this a recurring event.