Overall Satisfaction with SignUpGenius
I can't speak for the entire organization, as every instructor has free reign to manage their courses as they wish, but what I surmise is that many of my colleagues that use SignUpGenius use it in a similar fashion to me. I've found it to be an ideal way for students to sign themselves up for anything that requires a "first-come, first-served" approach, such as presentation time slots, choosing topics to research for an assignment, etc.
- Easy to access. No login or registration is required for people to sign up for slots--just click the link and go.
- No real technical expertise or knowledge is necessary to successfully use the tool.
- Several different options/styles of signups are available.
- The templates that are available (particularly for the free version) are visually clunky and dated-looking, with minimal options available for customization.
- It can be challenging to try and figure out exactly what type of sign-up might work best for your needs--you may need to edit your choices a couple of times.
- The "share" URLs for signups are long and clunky. No option to shorten them in-platform.
- The fact that no registration is required is crucial for students, since they are reluctant to register for anything they don't absolutely have to
- The fact that the free version is relatively full-featured
- The versatility and flexibility of the types of signups that can be created
- I can only answer this on an abstract level; our university actively encourages professors to minimize direct costs that are passed on to students, and because SignUpGenius does not require anyone to spend anything (either instructor or students), it likely has an extremely marginal positive impact.
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SignUpGenius is a great option for teachers and instructors looking to find a digital way to have their students sign up for anything that involves "slots," whether those slots are temporal/time-based (e.g., presentation days/times that are pre-scheduled), or whether they are more abstract (e.g., a limited range of subjects or topics that students need to pick from). Its free version is ad-supported, does not require registration, and operates primarily using links within emails for authentication, so while it isn't necessarily "secure," it is perfect for situations where the honor system is enough.