Using MentorCal, our in-house scheduling service
You can choose a default scheduling service in your integration settings. You have multiple options to use scheduling on MentorCruise, including MentorCal, our in-house scheduling service.
Why use MentorCal, when you could use Calendly?
MentorCal is directly hosted and owned by MentorCruise. Under the hood, it's a white-labeled version of Cal.com. As a result, we have full API access and single sign-on, leaving you with less work and a single log-in for both services.
Compared to external services, like Calendly, MentorCal will automatically sync your session setups to relevant event types. As an added bonus, there is also a built-in video calling option in MentorCal, so you don't have to mess around with time-limited Zoom setups or similar.
How to set up MentorCal?
In your integration settings, click on "Configure" and your personal MentorCal link will be set up. The initial load may take a while, and you'll be asked to confirm your name, set up your calendar connection, and usual working times when first opening the application.
- We take it from there and will generate and connect event types for each of your existing session types. When you set up a new session on MentorCruise, we'll also directly link it with a MentorCal event.
Installing a separate meeting option
The default meeting option is "Cal Video", powered by Daily.co. Other options like Google Meet are also available.
To use an alternative conferencing option, install it in your calendar app store. After installation, you can set one of the installed conferencing options as your default.
What capabilities do each scheduling options have?
Due to the integrated nature of MentorCal, MentorCal has the deepest connection and compatibility with MentorCruise. You are still welcome to use an external tool, like Calendly, SavvyCal or the hosted Cal.com version.
|"Next availabilities" on session booking||✅||✅||❌||❌|
|Free for full functionality||✅||❌||❌||❌|
|Sync with session setups||✅||❌||❌||❌|
|(Coming Soon) Tracking booked/done/cancelled sessions||✅||❌||❌||❌|
Problem: MentorCal feels slow
The underlying software, Cal.com, is still in somewhat early stages and has some performance issues on "cold boots", i.e. when the app hasn't been used in a while. The effect is mostly felt on management pages, like your event setups, where a cold boot can take up to 10 seconds. The effect is less drastic on the public booking pages.
Cal.com is working on improving these issues, and we'll update our version of the software accordingly.
I want to revert to <third-party software>
Once you set up MentorCal, it's tightly integrated into our account and sessions. If you want to revert to your previous scheduling method, please contact support, so we can decommission your MentorCal account and remove the connections.