The Sign-up tool replaces 'sign-up sheets on the door' with an online alternative. It allows participants to sign up for office hours, meetings, review sessions and other events from within an Interact site. The tool can be used in both subject and project sites to create meetings for the participants.
If a time slot is full, participants can add themselves to a wait list. The tool automatically "promotes" a participant when a slot becomes available and sends an email notification.
The Sign-up tool can be used in a variety of ways and the list below is by no means exhaustive.
- Use the Sign-up tool to allow participants to sign up in advance for office hours. Because the total time can be broken into individual slots it allows both meeting organisers and the participants to make better use of their time.
- To schedule in-class presentations either by individuals or by small groups, set up multiple time slot meetings within a class time to allow a fixed time for each presenter. Ask the participants to indicate the topic of their presentation by typing it in the comment area when they sign up.
- To get an estimate of how many participants would attend a review session, set up a meeting with no limit on the number of participants who can sign up.
- To save work, you can set up multiple meetings of the same type by setting up one meeting and then copying it as often as needed.
There are two user guides available as pdf: