Calendar Events and Reminders Now Available!
Have you ever wished that your tutoring session reminder could be added to your personal Gmail calendar? Or that you could easily keep all of your Upswing advising sessions in your Outlook calendar? Wish no longer!
The NEW external calendar integration feature from Upswing allows tutors, advisors, and students to manage their tutoring and advising sessions from the external calendars associated with their email addresses. This results in increased session participation, reduced no shows, and saved time.
This feature is built into the Upswing platform and requires no additional setup. It is optimized for Google Mail (Gmail), Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCloud, and Mozilla Thunderbird.
Here’s how it works for a tutoring or advising session
A student requests a tutoring or advising session within Upswing, which sends a notification with RSVP options to a tutor or advisor.
The tutor or advisor can accept or decline the request. If they RSVP Yes, the platform will mark the session as “accepted” and the session will be added to their external calendar. If they RSVP No, the platform will mark the session as “declined” and the student will receive an email notification of the declined session request.
The student can also accept or decline the request. When the tutor or advisor accepts a session, the student will receive an email notification that also includes RSVP options. Responding Yes adds the session to the student’s external calendar. Responding No will not add the session to the student’s calendar.
Either participant can cancel a session within Upswing. Both attendees will receive an email notification of the session’s cancellation, and any calendar events will be removed from the external calendars of both attendees.
If either of the attendees select Maybe or proposes a new time from their external calendar, they will receive an email letting them know that they need to RSVP with “Yes” or “No”, or they can login to Upswing to confirm.
All participants can manage their notification preferences through their Upswing account.
The external calendar integration works for advising sessions and tutoring sessions (1-on-1 and group). It’s a free feature that is now included for all Upswing platform users.
If you have any questions or feedback about the external calendar integration, please reach out to the Upswing team at firstname.lastname@example.org.