What is the Sign-up tool?

Creation of the Sign-up tool was motivated by requests from faculty who wanted to replace the "sign up sheets on the door" with an online alternative. Faculty needed a system that would allow students to sign up for office hours, meetings, review sessions and other events in one convenient place. This tool can also be used in collaboration sites to create meetings for the participants.

Various scheduling, participation, recurrence, and notification arrangements can be made.  An instructor or site administrator can assign participants to timeslots or allow them to select their own choices.  If a timeslot is full, the instructor or administrator can allow participants to add themselves to a wait list, which automatically promotes a participant in the list when a slot becomes available and sends an email notification to the new participant.  The Sign-up tool also gives instructors and site administrators the ability to set up meetings which are visible only to specific rosters or groups.

Note: For instructions on how to add this or any other tool to your site, see How do I add a tool to my site?

To access this tool, select Sign-Up from the Tool Menu of your site.