What is the Scheduler?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

Scheduler is a Calendar tool that creates appointment groups within a course or group. Students can sign up for a time slot within the appointment group. Some appointment time slots may only allow one student to sign up at a time, while others may allow an entire group to sign up.

Note: The Scheduler tool is optional in the Calendar. If you are an instructor and Scheduler is not available to you, please contact your Canvas admin. If you are an admin, contact your Customer Success Manager.

When Would I Use the Scheduler?

Instructors can use Scheduler to:

  • Create office hours
  • Schedule TA sessions
  • Schedule lunches
  • Assign presentation times
  • Host Parent-Teacher conferences
  • Host other appointments

Learn how to create a Scheduler appointment group.