Moodle: Schedule appointments

A helpful tool to schedule online or in-person office hours and other appointments within a Moodle course is the Moodle Scheduler. All teachers can add a scheduler to their course by following the steps in this article.

Note: It is also possible to schedule Zoom meetings on Moodle when using the Zoom Moodle activity. Learn how to add Zoom meetings to Moodle here. 

Before you start, you may need access to the following:

  • a teacher role in a Bryn Mawr Moodle course (i.e., Instructor of record, Other editing teacher, Non-editing teacher)
  1. Turn editing on in your course (use the button located at the top right of your course’s main page).
  2. Click +Add an activity or resource.
  3. In the box that appears, choose Scheduler and then click the Add button.
    Calendar icon with the word Scheduler next to it.
  4. A page called Adding a new Scheduler will appear. On this page, type in the name of the scheduler, You’ll be able to change this name later on, if needed.
  5. On this page, you will also be able to adjust certain settings of your scheduler, including the duration of each appointment, how many appointments students can schedule, and whether you would like scheduling to be available for pre-determined groups.
    Screenshot showing Scheduler options, including role name of the teacher, mode, booking in groups, guard time, default slot duration, notifications, and use notes for appointments.
  6. To allow students to submit a message to you when scheduling an appointment, go to Booking form and student-supplied data. Here, you can also allow students to submit documents.
    Screenshot showing options under the section
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the webpage and click Save and display.
  8. You will see a webpage with the name of your scheduler at the top. On this new page, click Add slots.
  9. A drop-down menu will appear that allows you to add repeated slots or add a single slot. Click on the link to add repeated slots, which are the most frequent option when creating a scheduler.
    Screenshot showing the options: Add repeated slots, and Add single slot
  10. After you have added all desired slots, close out of the scheduler and save your settings, by clicking Save and return to course.


If you have any additional questions or problems, don't hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

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