Using Doodle as a simple resource planning and reservation tool

The newly introduced PowerDoodle options also allow a poll’s initiator to limit the number of answers allowed per participant (row) or option (column). You can use this feature to utilize Doodle for any kind of resource planning and reservation. For example:

  • As a teacher to organize your consultation hours
  • As an exhibitor to staff your stand at a fair
  • As a group of people who want to coordinate “stuff” they own or use as a group, e.g., a tennis court, a boat, or a cottage
How to specify limits for the number of answers per participant (row) and option (column)

How to specify limits for the number of answers per participant (row) and option (column)

Using Doodle as a simple resource planning and reservation tool

Using Doodle as a simple resource planning and reservation tool

10 thoughts on “Using Doodle as a simple resource planning and reservation tool

  1. Pete

    When printing a full week’s worth of schedules – one that requires scrolling far to the right or left to view it all – there doesn’t seem to be any way to print all the data. Anything outside of the page width is eliminated, rather than put onto a second page.

    Is there any workaround, or planned updates to address this?

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  2. Nicolle

    It would be nice if there was an option to have the checkbox for every possible date selected as “ok” when a person logs on. Then they would have to uncheck the dates that wouldn’t work. This would be better for my uses because we want people to be as inclusive as possible in telling us what dates would work. As it is now it takes extra for them to check all of the boxes if they’re free all of the dates, which is what we hope they’ll do.

    Can you add this feature this weekend? (Lol, I know that probably won’t be possible but thought I’d go ahead and ask.)

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  3. Peter Cutter

    The “limit number of choices per participant” option allows just “1” or “unlimited”.

    having this limit be more flexible (e.g. “5 responses per participant”) would be very helpful.

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  4. mathilde

    Bonjour,
    It is nice to use doodle.
    My question is:
    we are 35 peoples to use it and we have 42 choises, it would be nice to be able to reduce the tabler.
    As people would be able to see more effiicently the all tabler easier.
    Thank to you. M.

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  5. Julie

    Do you think it would be possible to use Doodle to schedule usage dates for a jointly owned summer cottage? Our families agreed to selections of two week blocks of time on a rotating basis (first pick, second pick, third pick then back to first pick, etc. with rotating selection slots yearly). Could users make their selections through Doodle and then “pass” the next selection to the subsequent family in line? Can’t figure out this question from the website. If not, does anyone know of other programs that could handle usage issues for jointly held properties (not wanting overlap). Thanks!

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  6. Reto @ Doodle

    @ Julie,

    Create a poll “Make a choice” instead “Schedule an Event”. Put in the 2 week blocks as options. Then click on the “PowerDoodle-Button” in the very last wizard step. There you select “Number of OKs” to 1. Here an example: http://doodle.com/prmikw3ypmap6d2v I you want to allow more than one family to pick a certain time slot, allow more OKs per option.

    Hope that helps?

    Best,
    Reto

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  7. Max

    The “limit number of choices per participant” option allows just “unlimited” or “1”.

    having this limit is more flexible (e.g. “5 responses per participant”) would be very useful.

    Reply

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