Although the GSD does not have an official tool for managing office hours, here are two options we recommend for instructors.


Course instructors can use the Scheduling Tool within Canvas to publish office hours for students enrolled in their course.  Once the office hours are published, Students can select the “Find Appointments” button to view their instructor’s availability and make an appointment.  What is the Scheduler?  Watch this YouTube video to see how it works.

Microsoft Bookings

Microsoft Bookings is an online scheduling tool available to Harvard GSD Faculty, Staff, and StudentsBookings allows users to set up calendars and manage availability for themselves, so that others may book appointments.  When you launch Bookings, you’ll be prompted to specify your availability and customize a bookings page that you can share with your students.  Here’s a brief video that demonstrates how you can set up Bookings to meet your needs.


For technical support or guidance with your Office Hours setup, please contact the Academic Technology Team ([email protected]).