Although you have to have a Google for Education account to set-up this feature you do not have to have a Google for Education account to book an appointment, which means you can share the link with people outside your district's domain.
Here are a few suggestions on why you would want to use this feature:
- students can sign up for 1-on-1 tutorials
- teachers can reserve the computer lab
- teachers can sign up 1-on-1 tech help
- teachers can sign up to meet with an instructional coach
- parents requesting a conference
Step 1: Open up Google Calendar
Step 2: Switch to Day or Week View (this feature will not work in any other view)
Step 3: Select the date and single click on the time you would like the appointment slot to start. Select Appointment Slots.
Step 5: For advanced features, click on More Options
Step 6: Click on 'This calendar's appointment page', capture the URL of that page and share with whomever you need to make appointments or provide link in on your website, email signature, etc.
Here is how the appointment slots will appear for others:
View from your calendar with appointments made