Meetings is a great way for you and your students to schedule meetings without the hassle of back and forth emails trying to coordinate times.
In a nutshell, Cialfo lets you regain control over your meeting schedule through Calendar Syncs and Office Hours.
Cialfo provides options to integrates with Google calendar and/or Outlook calendar. This sync can be carried out in the Settings option from the left hand side menu. As you open settings, you will find the Calendar Sync option at the bottom of the page.
Select the calendar you would like to sync and follow instruction that appear on the external calendar and click on Save when you have linked the calendar
Setting your Timezone, Working Hours and Working Days prevents students from booking meeting during off hours.
Now students won't be able to book meetings outside your office hours, or during your blocked / busy slots! Don't worry - they won't see any details of your appointments; they will only see that you aren't available.
Pro Tip: When creating all-day events to block student meetings for an entire day, make sure you set your availability to "Busy". All-Day events in Google Calendar marks you as "Free" by default!
Schedule, reschedule and delete meetings
To Schedule a meeting, from the Students page, open the profile of the student you wish to set up the meeting with.
Then click on Meetings from the top horizontal navigation menu. You will be able to see schedule and see your upcoming meetings To create a new meeting click on Schedule Another Meeting in the top right hand corner.
Choose an available timeslot.
Once you click on Schedule Another Meeting, the student's calendar will show with available time slots. You will then be able to choose a time slot to meet by click on the calendar.
Fill in meeting details
Once you have chosen a time slot, you will be able to fill in additional details for your Student. You can click on Make it a zoom meeting if you like it to be a video call. Once you have completed this, you will be able to click Create & Send Invite, which will send an invite to your Student.
Check out how to integrate Cialfo meetings with your Zoom account - click here!
Your Student will receive an email invite and will be required to accept the meeting before it is displayed as confirmed. You will also receive a meeting confirmation with the date and time once your Student has accepted the meeting request.
You can reschedule or edit a meeting by clicking on the Edit button adjacent to the meeting you want to reschedule or edit. After you have made necessary changes, click on Update.
Similarly to delete a meeting, click on the Delete button adjacent to the meeting you want to delete. A confirmation pop-up will appear. Click on Delete and to confirm and the meeting will be deleted.
Meetings column on Student's dashboard
Counselors can see all upcoming meetings with students, in a single view, through the "Meetings" column inside your Student List!
- Click on "Columns"
- Select the "Meetings" column
- Click "Update Order"
The column will display the count of upcoming and past meetings with each student, as well as the status (pending, accepted, or declined) of each meeting