WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:04.000 Hello, in this video I am going to show you how to schedule an advising appointment with a student 00:00:04.000 --> 00:00:09.000 in your designated area using WCS. 00:00:09.000 --> 00:00:14.000 First, you will want to access WCS by logging into your WOU Portal and clicking on the WCS icon 00:00:14.000 --> 00:00:19.000 located near the top right of your page. 00:00:19.000 --> 00:00:25.000 This will bring you to your WCS landing page. At the bottom right of your screen you will see an 00:00:35.000 --> 00:00:40.000 Select the appropriate center or location. 00:00:40.000 --> 00:00:44.000 This will bring you to the scheduling screen. 00:00:44.000 --> 00:00:53.000 To schedule an appointment, first search for the student by name or student ID number by placing your 00:00:53.000 --> 00:00:64.000 curser inside the 'Search for a Student' box located toward the top left of the scheduling screen. 00:01:04.000 --> 00:01:11.000 Once you have found the student, select their name from the dropdown list. 00:01:11.000 --> 00:01:18.000 You can change the length of the appointment by clicking on the 'Time Increment' dropdown menu 00:01:18.000 --> 00:01:26.000 located above the scheduling area and to the right of your screen. 00:01:26.000 --> 00:01:36.000 You can change dates by clicking on the day and date located just to the left of the availability box. Then, 00:01:36.000 --> 00:01:41.000 click the blue 'Reload' button. 00:01:41.000 --> 00:01:48.000 Then, click the blue 'Reload' button. This will display the new availability for the office. 00:01:48.000 --> 00:01:53.000 This will display the new availability for the office. 00:01:53.000 --> 00:01:60.000 Once you have found the appropriate day, select the time in which the student would like to 00:02:00.000 --> 00:02:08.000 make the appointment by clicking on the white availability box on the respective advisor's schedule. 00:02:08.000 --> 00:02:21.000 Once you select the available time, choose what reason or reasons for the appointment. 00:02:21.000 --> 00:02:31.000 To select multiple reasons, hold down the 'Control' key and select the appropriate reasons. 00:02:31.000 --> 00:02:58.000 You can also leave any comments and then select any desired email or SMS text reminders. 00:02:58.000 --> 00:02:62.000 Then click the 'Save Appointment" button. 00:03:02.000 --> 00:03:10.000 If the advisor or staff already has an appointment during the desired scheduled time, but for appropriate 00:03:10.000 --> 00:03:13.000 reasons you want to schedule over the conflicted time, 00:03:13.000 --> 00:03:20.000 you can click the 'Unlock Times With Conflict' option under the 'Calendar Options located just 00:03:20.000 --> 00:03:34.000 above and to the right of the scheduling area. 00:03:34.000 --> 00:03:47.000 You can also unlock Non-Available times by selecting the 'Unlock Non-Available Times' option. 00:03:48.000 --> 00:03:52.000 This has been a brief tutorial on how to schedule an advising appointment with a student in your 00:03:52.000 --> 00:03:57.000 designated area using WCS.