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If don't want to create your own schedule, you can easily and quickly auto-generate () different schedules based upon the classes you've added to the selected term. If set up, the auto-generation process incorporates any Busy Times you've established to ensure availability.

 

NOTE: Auto-generate from a minimum of 5, up to 100 schedules!

Configure Preferences

You have the option to configure your settings for your auto-generated schedules via the Configure Preferences button   ().

 

NOTE: If you want to Skip this step, you will go straight to auto-generating schedules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Preferences page displays, showing Time-Based Preferences (by default selection):

 

Types of preferences that may be configured are displayed along the left pane of the window, and include the following:

Saving Preferences

As you customize your selections, be sure to save them. Some individual inputs may have their own Save and Cancel buttons.

  • Next >  Proceed to the next preference category

  • < Back  Return to the previous preference category

  • Save & Finish  Save all customized preferences you've set and continue to auto-generate schedules according to those preferences

  • Cancel  Cancel customized preference settings

  • Reset All Preferences to Default  At any time, reset all customized preference settings back to their defaults

 

Time-based Settings

Dictate the times and days you prefer to take classes

Time Between Courses

Set minimum and maximum time (minutes) between courses

Time Between Courses on Different Campuses

Set minimum and maximum time (minutes) between courses on different campuses

Number of Days

Options include:

  • Fewer Days, More Classes per Day
  • Balanced
  • More Days, Fewer Classes per Day
Time Block

Time Block identifies "blocks" of time as best availability for scheduling classes:

Fields include:

  • Name  Designate a custom name to a particular timeframe
  • Start  Establish a start time (am or pm)
  • End  Establish an end time (am or pm)
  • Day of the week checkbox  Select which days of the week your time block affects
  • Save/Clear  

Continue to build out your Time Blocks for the week according to your preferred availabilities:

 

Number of Classes

Specify the number of classes you want to take:

Two main options include:

  • Take all of them
  • I planned extra
    • Set the minimum/maximum number of classes you want to take
    • "And" two classes that you want to take together (e.g., lecture and  lab); alternately, you may "or" two classes that you do not want to take together (e.g., two high-level statistics classes)
    • Rate certain courses over others to be used in generating schedules

 

Professor Preferences

Identify preferred professors:

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"Rank" your list of professors based on personal preferences

 

Additional Settings

Additional settings may include alternate campuses, delivery types, and including full sections:

Delivery types may include in-person, online, lecture, lab, etc.

 


 

After configuring all of your preferences, save your settings via the Save & Finish button ().  You can then proceed to build your schedules based upon chosen preferences.

Generate Schedules

Select the number of schedules you wish to generate from the drop-down menu options and click the Generate Schedules button ():

NOTE: Due to memory requirements, auto-generating schedules may take some time while processing.

 

A gray confirmation bubble in the top-right corner of your window notifies of successful creation:

 

Manage Schedules

Thumbnails of auto-generated schedules populate the page to facilitate ease of viewing and comparison:

 

 

If preference setting is too restrictive, the number of schedules automatically generated may be limited-or none:

 

Scroll through the thumbnails to view a schedule of interest (each thumbnail also has its own scrollbar) and then zoom in with View Details () to zoom in:

If you see a thumbnail you like, Save directly on the thumbnail view:  

 

View Calendar

See your selected thumbnail schedule fit to the calendar (on the right). Each course section is color-coded for display purposes–gray squares represent Busy Times you've designated as unavailable for class.

Scroll to view details of the calendar day

  • Online courses run across the top span of the calendar display
  • Classes that run part of a term (e.g.,half a semester) appear side-by-side on the calendar

Evaluate which section of a class to add to your schedule by viewing the full section details.

 

View Scheduled Sections

The sections area just below the calendar lists all course sections color-coded to the calendar:

Interactive areas include the following:

  • Lock ()  Locked course section
  • Unlocked ()  Unlocked course section
  • Friends ()  View the friends in this section
  • More Information ()  View the full section details
  • Remove (Remove Red X button.jpg)  Remove this section from the schedule

NOTE: Removing a section from the schedule does not remove the class.

 

Section columns include the following:

Column Description
Lock

Indicates if the course section is locked/unlocked

  • Locked ()
  • Unlocked ()

Indicates the "best" or favorite section (e.g., my friends are in this section, it's at my favorite time of day, my favorite professor teaches this)

Class Color-coded course number

Section

Section number of the associated course
Title Course title
Time Start and end times of the course section
Day Day/s of the week the course is held
Start Start date of the course section
End End date of the course section
Seats

Number of seats "x of x" filled

  • Numbers are dynamic, updated with every page refresh

Friends

View your friends who are also taking this particular course section
More Information More information () about this section, including wait list information, in the full section details

 

Lock/Locked Sections

A "locked section" is a specific section of a class that you like so much that it will auto-generate on every schedule created after it is locked. The Locked Sections area on the left side of the window displays all locked sections:

  • Locking a section is only available when auto-generating schedules, not creating your own
  • Locked sections are pulled into every auto-generated schedule produced after a section is locked

 

Interactive areas include the following:

 

Add Sections

Add course sections to the calendar via the Add () button. Each added section is placed on your schedule displayed on the calendar.

All added sections are displayed below the calendar:

Save

Once your schedule is customized to your liking, name the schedule a unique title (the default title is the schedule number of the schedule as a thumbnail):

Type directly over the default title in the text box to override the default title.

 

Make Primary Schedule

The Primary Schedule is the "best" or most preferred schedule you choose to push to the registration system at your school.

After naming your schedule and designating it as a primary schedule, proceed to Save the schedule. A green confirmation bubble confirms successful saving with the new schedule name:

 

Backup Schedules

Saving a schedule without checking the Make Primary Schedule button automatically makes it a backup schedule:

 

Make Primary

At any time, you can change a backup schedule to make it a primary schedule  via the Make Primary button ().

 

Rename Schedule

At any time, you can change the name of a schedule in the Rename text field right above the schedule:

 

Finished Auto-Generating Schedules

To finish auto-generating schedules, click the Finished Auto-Generating Schedules button (). Your new primary schedule will be displayed on the calendar along with section details (below) and alternate schedules (to the left):

 

NOTE: Use the Edit Sections button () to return to the previous screen.

 

Schedule Outputs

Once created, several options to output schedules to print, export, or email are available.

 


Pre-Enroll

Once schedules are created, wait until your campus registration window opens to push your classes to your campus registration system.

 


 

>> You've completed all of the steps! View Schedmule Resources for more information.

 

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