I wanted to share this important update about Google Appointment Slots:
Shortly before winter break, Google announced that it would be discontinuing its Appointment Slots feature on Google Calendar.
Appointment Slots is a feature on Google Calendar that lets you set up blocks of time on your calendar that colleagues or students can then sign up for. Many faculty were using this feature for office hours and advisor hours.
We were quite disappointed that this feature was going away, so we immediately began looking for an alternative way to do Appointment Slots. Working together, the IMT Helpdesk and Computing Services had already begun the process of investigating options to replace this feature at Morris.
However, last week we received good news from OIT: Google will continue to support appointment slots in Calendar for all Google Apps for Business, Education and Government customers. Our voices were heard! Appointment Slots will not be discontinued for University of Minnesota users.