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Chalk - Starfish Office Hours (Instructors)

This article explains how an instructor can create Starfish Office Hours in Chalk 9.1.Starfish Office Hours provides a way for Instructors and Teaching Assistants to place their appointment availability online in order for students to be able to schedule appointments with them.

Click the Office Hours link on your Chalk home page to set up your appointment availability.
Chalk Homepage

If this is the first time you've logged into Starfish, a wizard will appear. We do not recommend using this wizard to set up office hours, but if you prefer, you may do so. An alternative method follows.

Click the down arrow next to your name on the right side of the top Starfish navigation bar to access your profile and preferences.

Starfish Profile Preferences Navigation Bar

Select Institutional Profile to set up your general profile. Feel free to fill in any additional information, particularly a General Overview message and My Biography.

General Profile Textboxes

Click the arrow next to your name again and select Appointment Preferences. These rules will dictate how students may schedule time within the Office Hour blocks you create later. You may set a Minimum Appointment Length, a Scheduling Deadline by which students must sign up for a slot, and add a location (or locations) that the office hours will take place.

Appointment Preferences Settings

Click the arrow next to your name again and select Email Notifications. Here you can decide how often you wish to be emailed reminders and alerts

Appointment Notifications Settings

To add office hours, click Home on the left side of the top Starfish navigation bar.

Starfish Navigation Bar

Then click Add Office Hours on the Staff Dashboard.

Starfish Staff Dashboard

Create your block of Office Hours and select Submit.
(Repeat this process, if you have more than consecutive one block of time.)

Additional Office Hours Settings

Your Office Hours will then show up in the My Office Hours module on your Appointments page.

To Edit or Cancel a particular block of Office Hours, click on the drop-down menu directly to the left of the block of Office Hours that you wish to edit.

Office Hours Module

If you need to schedule an appointment with one of your students, you can select Add Appointment.

Otherwise, once you have created your Office Hours, your students will be able to log into their Starfish Office Hours and be able to access your Office Hours calendar in order to schedule an appointment with you in your designated time slots.

Students Starfish Office Hours Calendar

External Resources

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Keywords:Blackboard, course_environment, schedule, appointments, calendar   Doc ID:27335
Owner:LaQuanda J.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2012-11-12 15:43 CDTUpdated:2017-05-22 09:40 CDT
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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