Using Lobby to Give Out Information to People Waiting

Occasional Visitor

 

Hi. At my education institution we run online drop ins. where students can show up without booking an appointment. However, as it is first come first served, it means we have to have a queuing system i.e. we would speak to one student for about 15-20 minutes and then see the next. So, we have to put all those who are waiting into the lobby.

 

Two questions:

- Is there a way to display information in the lobby so everyone knows I am with a student and they need to wait, without having to tell each new person this?

 

- How can I message the lobby without having to use the @ with a student i.e. if I just type in the chatbox then those in the lobby won't see it, but if I use @ with a student in the lobby, they see it

 

Thanks

1 Reply
1. No such feature I'm afraid.
2. The lobby is a virtual space where nothing happens, simply waiting for admittance.

Wouldn't the wait be awful for the students? Consider using something like this feature https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/bookings/bookings-in-outlook?view=o365-worldwide