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All Geneseo faculty, staff, and students have a Google account that includes calendar. This self help document describes options for making appointment times available for students, colleagues, and external contacts.

Before You Start

  • Determine which Google calendar will be used for appointment scheduling.
    • Personal calendar
    • Department account calendar (contact the CIT HelpDesk for questions)
    • A new Google calendar created for this purpose
  • Identify people who will schedule appointments with you.
    • Geneseo students
    • Geneseo faculty & staff
    • External customers (incoming students, parents, vendors, etc.)

Appointment Scheduling Options

MethodBest for meeting with AdvantagesDisadvantagesFor More Information
Google MeetingsGeneseo Account Holders
(faculty, staff, students)
  • all Geneseo users have a Calendar account
  • Geneseo departments have at least one Google account
  • Requires basic knowledge of how to schedule group meetings
  • Permissions must be changed to allow meetings with external users
Google Calendar Help
Google Appointment SlotsGeneseo Account Holders
  • appointment page can be shared via email, as a link, or embedded in a Google page
  • Meeting participants must have a Google account
Use Google Calendar Appointment Slots
NavigateGeneseo Students
  • students can easily find your service via the Navigate student app
  • students do not need to know who they must meet with – more than one Google user can accept appointments for a service location
  • Appointments are only available for Geneseo students

Dean of Academic Planning and Advising

External Customers

Geneseo Account Holders

  • Free integration with Google
  • Easy to share calendar with external participants without changing calendar permissions
  • Simple interface
  • Can restrict 
  • Free version is limited to single-calendar setup
  • Services do not have Geneseo look-and-feel or branding
  • Cannot pool calendars to offer meetings with more than one person

DoodleMix of Geneseo and non-Geneseo participants
  • An easy way to schedule meetings with a large group of participants
  • Simple to use interface 
  • Free version has limited features
  • Free version cannot schedule the final meeting – participants must transfer it to their own calendar(s)

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For questions, contact the CIT HelpDesk by calling (585) 245-5588, or visiting our online service desk.