We’re thrilled to announce some new features for teachers! We hope these enhancements will provide a more convenient and enjoyable teaching experience.
- Instant Booking: You can now change your settings to automatically accept lesson requests from new and/or current students.
- Lesson Requests Availability Setting: You can change your settings to accept lessons requests from Nobody, Current Students, or All Students.
- Missed lessons and lesson request status: You can find out whether you have missed lessons or missed lesson requests
With Instant Booking, you won’t have to respond to each lesson request individually. This feature will help to prevent lesson requests from expiring.
Instant Booking can be found in the Availability Settings under the Teacher Settings menu. To enable this feature, you will need to enter your password.
Instant Booking will only be available for teachers who have taught at least 10 lessons. If you enable this feature, lesson requests from new students and/or current students will be automatically accepted. Lesson notifications will appear in “Upcoming Lessons” instead of “Action Required.” Please note that lessons requests sent to you before you turn on Instant Booking will not be affected, so you will still need to respond to those requests manually.
https://teach.italki.com/console/lessons- Lessons and Availability-Availability Settings
Lesson Requests Availability Setting
You can now choose who can send you lesson requests: Nobody, Current Students, or All Students
If you choose Nobody, you can provide an explanation which will be displayed on your profile. The “Book Now” button will also be disabled so students will not be able to book lessons with you.
Missed Lesson/Lesson Requests Status
If you are unable to change your lesson requests availability settings from “Allow Lessons Requests from Current Students” to “Allow Lessons Requests from All students”, you will find your missed lessons and missed lesson requests status above “Allow Lessons from Current Students.” A message will be displayed under your lesson request availability status, for example, "You are currently unable to change this status for 7 days because you have missed 3 lesson requests.”
You will be able to change your status to “Allow Lessons from All students” after the penalty period is over or by clicking a reactivation link in a missed lesson/missed lesson request notification email or by contacting italki support, depending on the times of reports.