Here is where you will find all the information you need about your Palfish Appointments and Schedule! Firstly, how do we find the Appointments? Click the 'Appointments' button on your home page! Easy!
HOW TO FIND YOUR APPOINTMENTS
This first tab is where you will find all your appointments, classes that have been booked with you on Palfish! As you can see, they are arranged in order of date and time so you can easily see when your next class is! (All times will be for the time zone your phone is currently set to, they are not BJT! If the country you live in has daylight savings, these times will also be reflected in the times on your appointments and schedule!)
You can also see the students username, and whether it is an official kids course Lesson, or a Trial. From here you can also enter the classroom.
Then if you click the 'Schedule' tab along the top of the page, (There is also a Schedule button on your Palfish Teacher App Homepage) you will see this! The times highlighted in green are the time slots that are now open to classes. The times that are white mean you have not opened this time slot.
The date that is highlighted in orange along the top of your schedule, all of the times shown below it are for that highlighted day. You can hit the "Show all time slots" button all 24 hour time slots.
So if you want to see Wednesdays schedule, you tap on Wednesday. If you want to see Saturdays schedule you tap Saturday, and so on!
As teachers, we can see our schedule up to 3 WEEKS in advance. Students can only book up to 2 WEEKS in advance. So this means if we want to take time off or close slots, we have opportunity to do so before the students book it by planning ahead, this way you will not incur any penalties!
You might notice that some time slots have other words written on them, let me briefly explain:
WEEKLY - This means that this time slot will be opened at that time every week automatically by the Palfish booking system.
HOT - This means the most popular times for students to take classes, so these slots will get booked quicker.
FIXED - This means you have a student who books that same time slot for their class every week, so they have priority.
DOUBLE - This means you will receive an extra 5 points on your Official score for teaching at this time.
Once you select the time slot you would like to open, click on it and you will then see a pop up where you can tick the boxes based on preferences. You can select:
Apply to every week - So if this is highlighted, the time slot will automatically open every week on the same day. (E.g. 12pm every Sunday). This is highly advised as it means students who like you can fix that slot with you every week, meaning more regular bookings!
Apply to every day - If this highlighted, this time slot will then automatically open every day at that specific time!
If you un-check both of them so neither are highlighted, it will only open that time slot on that one day.
If you want to receive the most bookings, I would definitely recommend that you open Weekly time slots. This shows the parents that you are a reliable teacher, and that they can have a consistent learning experience with you.
CLOSING + EDITING SLOTS
If you need to close a slot, simply tap the slot you wish to close, and then you can select from the options as shown here!
If you have a time slot that is opened weekly, and you want to close it for good, select 'Close every day's' or 'Close every (Thurs)day's' depending on whether you want to close this time slot every day, or only on that specific day of the week.
Or, if you just want to close the time slot on one particular day as a one off, you can choose 'Only close the selected day's! This will not affect bookings of this time slot in future weeks.
If you would like this time slot to be available for Free Talk students also, you can hit 'Open to ALL students' and the blue Palfish logo will disappear. If you are an Official Kids Course Teacher, and you do not wish to do freetalk, You can also select time slots to be 'Open to official course ONLY'.
FIXED TIME SLOTS
If you have a time slot that says 'Fixed' then this means it is booked regularly by the same student every week or every day at that time. Usually, the Palfish booking system will auto book the class for the student when it becomes available 2 weeks in advance.
If for some reason you need to close a fixed slot, even as a one off, you can do so before it gets booked by clicking the time slot you wish to close. You will then see a message like the one pictured. This is simply alerting you to the fact that a student books this time each week. If you really need to close this time slot, You can go ahead and choose 'Confirm' and the time slot for that particular day will be closed without affecting the future classes with that student! It will remain fixed, but it will NOT get booked, as long as the time slot is white and not green.
Here's a few extra bonus tips for you!
If you click the 'Trash Can' button in the top right corner of your schedule and you will be given the option to close all un-booked time slots for that particular day (and that day only)!
If you choose 'Mulit-Select' you can open multiple slots at a time for that particular day only!
Remember, the day and date that is highlighted in Orange is the time slots you are currently viewing!
And one last thing, make sure you check and double check all of your schedule, to make sure you haven't opened anything by mistake and that everything is all good!
And there you have it! Scheduling 101 for Palfish! I hope this little tutorial/guide has been useful to you. If you have any more questions please feel free to contact me!
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