Microsoft Bookings

What is Microsoft Bookings?

Microsoft Bookings is a scheduling tool and is part of the Microsoft Office 365 family of products.  Through an easy to create website, Bookings allows end-users to view calendars and schedule appointment.  Bookings uses a person's Outlook calendar to find available times real-time.  Bookings gives you a fast, easy alternative to time-consuming, frustrating phone-scheduling. An easy-to-set-up, customizable web page lets people find available times and book appointments 24/7.

Cost and Eligibility:

Bookings is available for free for all DU faculty, staff and students as part of the Office365 Suite.

Features and Benefits

  • Online appointment booking
  • Real-time appointment availability 
  • Outlook calendar integration including automatic updates
  • Automated email confirmations and reminders
  • Appointment rescheduling and cancellations
  • Integration with Microsoft Teams
  • 120 days of appointment history (60 days past, 60 days future)
  • Unique appointment scheduling web page
  • Appointment reassignment between staff members

Why should I use Bookings?

  • Faculty can provide their availability for office hours and allow students to book appointments.
  • Departments can schedule appointments with internal and external community members for a center, project or group.
  • A department chair or administrator could create an office hours calendar with slots for multiple faculty members.

How do I start using Bookings?

Any actively enrolled student or currently employed staff or faculty member can create their own Bookings page. To get started:

  1. Login in to Office 365 with your DU email and password.
  2. Click All Apps, then Bookings.
  3. Integrate with Outlook
  4. Integrate with Teams

Training Resources

Bookings resources from Microsoft: 

Faculty and staff also have access to Bookings video training from LinkedIn Learning.