Doodle is a meeting scheduling tool.
It helps you to easily establish the availability of attendees, and see at a glance which timeslot will suit the most people.
Doodle simplifies the process of scheduling meetings and events.
You can create a Doodle Poll, where you can suggest as many potential times as you wish, and respondents state their availability. You then select the time that suits everyone best.
Doodle also allows you to create 1:1 appointments that other users can book (no Doodle account necessary). You can use the 1:1 option if the slots differ each week, or the Booking page to automatically create recurring slots that repeat each week.
Doodle is an externally hosted service that can be used on its own, or linked to your Google Calendar.
All staff and students have access to the University branded version of Doodle. This version features the York logo, and doesn't have ads.
Once you have registered and linked your Google Calendar, it's easy to create an event:
If you've been invited to give your availability for a meeting from someone else, click on the link they've given you, and select the time(s) that suit you.
If you're logged in, you can select to have Doodle block out the times in your Google Calendar. Then, when the meeting date is selected by the event organiser, Doodle will update your calendar with the confirmed date.
Find out more about what Doodle has to offer and mobile access:
The first time you use Doodle, you'll need to register:
Once you've linked your Doodle account to your University calendar, when you respond to a Doodle poll, the dates you accept will be added to your calendar as tentative events.
When the poll is closed, the confirmed date will be marked as such, and the others will be removed.
To link Doodle to your Calendar:
Note: If you see a message stating that Connect to Google is a premium feature, please follow the instructions on the Help & troubleshooting tab.
See the Doodle Support Centre for guides on creating polls and 1:1 appointment slots.
If you have already connected your calendar in Doodle but events are not appearing, first try removing your calendar and re-adding it.
I'm seeing an error message
Error messages can sometimes be related to the time-zone being incorrect in your Doodle account. Select your profile picture and go to Account Settings > Profile, and check the 'Default Time Zone' is correctly set for the region you are in.
When Doodle carry out upgrades, you may sometimes see adverts appearing when you create polls, or you may lose access to premium features such as connecting to your calendar.
To stop this happening, you need to make a change to your account settings:
Library & IT Help Desk
If you're having problems using Doodle, get in touch with the IT Support.
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The Doodle Support Centre offers answers to many common questions.
For further support, contact the IT Support.
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If you wish to give us general feedback on this service, please see our Feedback page for ways to get in touch.
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