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Microsoft Bookings

image of Bookings logo next to Bookings sample on phone and desktop screen[updated November 2, 2020] Microsoft Bookings is a scheduling tool and is part of the Microsoft Office family of products. Bookings is an easy way for Sheridan departments and faculties to provide services to their clients on an appointment basis.

Bookings allows you to customize appointment details, booking requirements, and specify service providers to streamline the booking experience. Integration with staff’s Office calendar helps to quickly find available time to avoid double-booking, and an easy to navigate webpage lets your customers find and book appointments around the clock. Bookings helps you spend less time scheduling and more time meeting with customers. 

Examples of MS Bookings at Sheridan

Accessing MS Bookings

All Sheridan employees who have an Office 365 ProPlus Subscription are able to access to MS Bookings via Sheridan's Office 365 portal. If you don't have an Office 365 ProPlus Subscription or aren't sure, go to getoffice.sheridancollege.ca.

MS Bookings Features

One Booking Page for all Your Services

One Booking Page for all Your Services

All services can be booked through your service bookings webpage URL link that is easily shared through email, chat, or posted on internal/external websites.

Make Your Bookings a Virtual Meeting

Turn on/off the option for your service bookings to be held in an online meeting using Microsoft Teams.

Customize Your Business and Service Hours

Specify your business and service hours so that your customers only see times that are available during those bookable hours.

Customize the Look of Your Bookings Page

Choose pre-set colours or set your own custom colours for your bookings page.

Capture Important Booking Information

Add custom fields in addition to the default booking fields to capture important data for your service bookings.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Do people booking my service need to have access/be licensed for Microsoft Bookings to schedule a booking?

No. Anyone that has access to the service bookings URL will be able schedule a booking time in your service calendar.

I already have a team/department email address/calendar that we use to schedule service bookings, can we sync the Microsoft Bookings calendar with that email address/calendar?

No. You cannot sync an existing email address/calendar with your Microsoft Bookings service.

How do I setup my own Microsoft Bookings business and services?

All of the step-by-step instructions for setting up your Microsoft Bookings business and services can be found on this Microsoft Support page.

Can I offer group bookings where multiple people can book the same service at the same time?

Yes, there is a group bookings functionality that allows multiple people to book the same appointment at the same time (such as for a fitness class). This functionality is described in the 'Ability to book' section of the Microsoft Tech Community page.

Can I define a terms and conditions notice for users when the are making a booking?

Yes, in the business information section of Microsoft Bookings you can provide a URL for a terms and conditions website that will be shown as a link to users on each of the booking pages.

Do all of my Microsoft Bookings staff members have to be a Sheridan employee or student to add them as part of my staff list?

No. If you want to add someone outside of Sheridan as a staff member, they can still be added as a bookable resource but you cannot assign them the Administrator or Viewer roles. See more on this Microsoft Support page.

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