Meetings are time consuming but booking them doesn’t have to be

Looking, not sharing

The most common request the Learning Innovation team receive are emails from staff asking for permission to share our calendar with them so they can book a meeting with us when all they really need to do use the Scheduling function that comes as a standard feature in MS Office 2007. This post topic has really nothing to do with blended learning but we thought you’d be interested in this functionality which at the very least will save you lots of time and frustration.

Trying to ‘herd cats’

With so many meetings being organised throughout the Institute, it’s important to organise these as efficiently as possible. Sometimes it’s hard to find a time when all attendees are available to meet, the good news is it doesn’t have to be. I’ve created a video explaining how to schedule meetings in Outlook 2007 and also how to check that all your attendees are free at that same time. This will avoid meetings being proposed for times when some attendees are already busy, creating a bit of back and forward between attendee and organiser, enjoy….

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This post was by Jason Cartwright, our newly appointed Blended Learning developer. Jason will be posting more tips & tricks and blended learning articles in the very near future- stay tuned.

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4 responses to “Meetings are time consuming but booking them doesn’t have to be

  1. Hi Jason, thanks for that, I think it’s a really good idea to post such tips – I personally would be interested in any little tips you may have about Excel – I suspect that there is a large percentage of Excel users that are mostly self-taught and can ‘get by’ but at times would love to go back to basics and start again, however with our busy schedules the ‘handy tip’ approach would suit me and others too I imagine. Keep them coming please!

  2. Pingback: December 2010 « S.A. E-Learning Newsletter·

    • Many thanks for your ‘ping’. We enjoy your blog also.

      The Learning Innovation Team

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