Don’t Doodle Around!

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Sometimes, the easiest way to schedule a meeting or appointment is to have everyone choose their available times via a polling system.

We know some of you are using Doodle for this, but we ask that you to find an alternative.

Why? Because our Cybersecurity team has received numerous messages recently about a Doodle malware outbreak. Malware is software designed to attach and disrupt your computer, and no one has time for that!

If you are using Doodle and your browser asks you to download software, don’t.

Then next time you need to schedule a meeting or appointment, use one of these M365 alternatives: 

FindTime: Attendees vote on the best time! Installing FindTime / Creating a FindTime Poll  

MS Bookings: Great for appointments. Bookings includes a web-based booking calendar that integrates with Outlook to optimize your calendar and give your customers the flexibility to book a time that works best for them. Visit our Microsoft Bookings TechConnect article for instructions.  

Outlook Scheduling Assistant: Schedule meetings through your Outlook calendar. The scheduling assistant lets you know when all UTHSC meeting attendees are available (provided they put their meetings and other busy times on their calendar), making it easy to find free time to meet. Using Scheduling Assistant 

Still have questions? Contact our Service Desk at uthsc.edu/techconnect or 901.448.2222.