Starfish is UW-Madison's main tool for scheduling student appointments and allows users to set up multiple “locations” for meeting with students in-person, by phone, or virtually.
Microsoft Teams is strongly recommended for individual video or audio advising appointments, and individual and small group team meetings with colleagues because it is recommended by DoIT as the safest, most secure option and provides FERPA protection.
WebEx is strongly recommended for hosting online meetings or programs where you can present and collaborate. It is recommended by DoIT as the safest, most secure option and provides FERPA protection.
If you choose to use your personal mobile device for student calls and appointments, you can configure your device to display your VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) office phone number in order to maintain privacy.
Consider offering an email appointment if the student is concerned about access to phone or WiFi, or has other accessibility needs that make email more successful as a communication tool.