Conference schedules can be secured with a password. This will require anyone viewing the schedule to have a password. This is useful if you have a conference schedule that you do not want non-staff members viewing. (Staff members who are logged in will not be prompted for the password.)
- Log in as the admin
- In the "Summaries" menu at the top of the screen, select "Schedule Summary"
- Select the schedule(s) which is to be password protected using the checkbox(es)
- Using the drop-down menu that says "with selected" above the list of schedules, choose "secure schedule with a password"
- On the next screen, enter a password for the schedule
- Click on the "Save Changes" button
To remove a password, follow the steps above but for step 5, leave the password blank.
Several schools have asked for a way to limit conference sign-ups to specific people. We added password protection for conference schedules so that only people with the password can access the conference schedule.
Why would you want to have a password-protected schedule?
- Maybe you have a limited amount of times available and can only meet with parents whose children are in danger of failing. Put a password on the schedule, then give the password only to the invited parents. These parents will be able to sign up because they have the password; others will not be able to sign up because they do not have the password.
- If you are a building principal who wants to meet with teachers to discuss observations, you can schedule appointments on MyConferenceTime. You don’t want parents seeing the available times but want staff to be able to sign up. A password on your meeting schedule will prevent parents from seeing the conference schedule but will allow staff to view the schedule and sign up for a meeting time.
- Schools use MyConferenceTime to schedule computer labs. A parent might think the schedule is for a conference with the computer teacher instead of a lab reservation schedule. A password ensures that only the correct people can access the schedule.