Getting Ready for the Semester

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Faculty, join us for workshops! See our August Ed Tech Workshops post.




Are you teaching in a new space this semester? See our post on In-person Classes to familiarize yourself with equipment. In-room consultation appointments are available.



  • Try “Bookings with me” to create bookable appointments such as office hours.
    • Please note that ‘Bookings with me’ is NOT the same as Microsoft Bookings.
    • ‘Bookings with me’ works only with your personal calendar, while Microsoft Bookings is designed for a team or department. 
    • ‘Bookings with me’ is a web-based personal scheduling page that integrates with the free/busy information from your Outlook calendar to allow people to schedule a meeting or appointment with you. You can create custom meeting types. You both get an email confirmation, and attendees can update or cancel scheduled meetings with you.
  • Or if you already have “Microsoft Bookings” setup, continue to use Microsoft Bookings to create appointment offerings for students to book appointments such as office hours.


If you are NOT using your Class Team, see our suggestions for clarifying in the image below.

  • Team members can hide Teams they are not actively using, but only for themselves.
  • Owners can’t hide a team from members.
a screenshot of Teams with an announcement that we are not using this Team

If you are NOT using the Team, you can change the Team name.
To communicate with students, consider: 

  • Adding an Announcement to the General Post
  • @mention the Team name (sends an alert to all members) 
  • Link to your Moodle course or a different Team you may be using
  • Invite students to Hide the team.

How Moodle courses display

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