Microsoft Bookings Now Available
Exploring options to reduce walk-up support or service queues and manage social distancing through the back-to-school season? Balancing in-person and online office hours or student appointments? Looking for creative ways to manage student engagement or student group recruitment while reducing large group meetings?
Microsoft Bookings allows you to create a web-based appointment calendar for individuals or teams that integrates with Outlook and and gives your customers (students, faculty, staff, or external partners) the flexibility to book a time that works best for them.
Bookings is now available to all OU faculty and staff with a .75 or higher FTE appointment and all students at the Norman, Health Sciences Center, and Tulsa campuses through Office 365.
To Access Microsoft Bookings:
- Log in at https://portal.office.com
- Click "All Apps"
- Select the "Microsoft Bookings" icon
Sample Bookings Sites
The following Microsoft sample sites highlight how Bookings can be used to meet different scheduling needs:
Set Up Your Bookings Site
Check out Microsoft's step-by-step article to get started with your Bookings site. LinkedIn Learning also offers a Microsoft Bookings Course for those who want to learn more.
The following help articles will guide you through some of the tool's key features:
- Enter Your Department, Office and/or Business Information
- Define Your Service Options
- Customize Your Bookings Site
- Create a Staff List
- Set Staff Working Hours
- Set Scheduling Policies
- Publish and Unpublish Your Bookings Site
The OU IT Service Desk can help answer your Microsoft Bookings questions or schedule training for you and your team. Let us know how we can help!