Block Unavailable Dates in a Calendar

One helpful approach to scheduling can be to block out unavailable dates. Doing so can have a number of benefits. Although Teamup does not have a specific function to block unavailable dates or blocks of time, there is a way to implement blocked-out unavailable dates or times in your Teamup Calendar.

Prebook blocks and dates as unavailable

If you are using the calendar to reserve resources that can only be booked once, you can block time slots for each resource by a simple change: set existing sub-calendars to not allow overlapping events. Then create series of ‘blocked’ events in each sub-calendar.

You can use the recurring feature to make creating these events more efficient, blocking off repeating blocks of time or dates and setting them to repeat as long as necessary.

To block unavailable time slots for conference rooms, for example, first create a sub-calendar for each room. Then set each sub-calendar to not allow overlapping events. Finally, create events for each room and give them the title ‘unavailable’ or something similar.

No other events will be able to be made in those times, so only the remaining free time is available for events:

Another helpful feature is the ability to assign one event to many sub calendars.

You can create an event and assign it to all sub-calendars to block off that time slot. As long as the sub-calendars are set to not allow overlapping bookings, those slots will no longer be available:

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