Scheduling tool for research sessions - recommendations?

14 Apr 2010 - 9:48am
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harrybr
2010

I'm setting up a series of remote research sessions. Normally I'd use a recruitment agency to deal with this, but I can't this time because the client doesn't want to share the contact list with an external party. 

Can anyone recommend a good web-based scheduling tool - which allows people to pick their own slots on a time-table, and then marks those slots as taken for other people? And perhaps even sends reminder emails?

I'm tempted to just a spreadsheet in Google Docs, but I'm sure there must be some nice web-apps out there - anyone?

thanks

Harry

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14 Apr 2010 - 10:37am
Paul Hibbitts
2009

Hi Harry,

I've used TimeDriver for scheduling quite a few remote usability sessions, and have been very pleased with it. You can set up available slots for participants to choose from, and as well connect it to your Outlook or Google calendar to ensure booked sessions cannot overlap your own appointments.

I have no affiliation with the company, just a very happy customer!

Cheers,
Paul

14 Apr 2010 - 11:23pm
Elizabeth Bacon
2003

Doodle.com provides a fairly simple tool for having multiple people indicate their availability for specific meeting times, but it's geared towards finding a shared time. Still, it's a useful thing I've brought to bear in various team settings.

Cheers,
Liz

15 Apr 2010 - 5:04am
harrybr
2010

What I'm looking for is something like doodle.com, (simple, usable, ad hoc) but for individuals to book themselves into predefined time-slots. 

Timedriver has the functionality (thanks Paul), but it keeps hanging on me.

Harry

 

15 Apr 2010 - 9:42am
Becubed
2004

Tungle might be what you're looking for. From their site: "Send invitations proposing multiple times to one or many people. Tungle handles replies, automatically adjusts for different time zones, and prevents double bookings. Once booked, it’s automatically added to your calendar and all invitees receive email confirmations."

http://www.tungle.me/Home/learnmore/

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