Scheduling: It All Starts in Configuration
It’s scheduling season again, and we’re here to help! Let’s begin with the basics: How do settings in Configuration relate to Scheduling?
Academic Year Record
Each academic year record in Configuration associates an academic year with a school and session.
So, if you can’t find the right combination of School, Academic year, and Session at the top of the Scheduling page …
… define a new record on the Academic Years page in Configuration.
Want to see a sample academic year record? Click here.
To learn how to create an academic year record, review Knowledgebase solution BB129553.
Each session on an academic year record identifies the timetable, patterns, and terms for that scheduling time frame.
- The timetable is based on a cycle. (Review BB177578)
- The available scheduling patterns – which act as templates for class schedules — are based on the selected timetable. (Review BB134808)
- To activate the feature for withdrawing students from classes – which retains attendance and grade entries – you can define a withdrawal date for a term. (Review BB303896)
Let’s look at a simple example of how things relate to each other. This cycle is defined so that classes follow an A Day through D Day rotation.
Before the withdrawal date for a term – or if there is no withdrawal date – you can only drop students from classes. Starting on the withdrawal date, you can drop or withdraw students from classes. (To learn how Drop and Withdraw affect Grades and Attendance, review BB134926)
So, there you have it. Now, if the topic comes up at a dinner party, you’ll be able to explain how Configuration impacts Scheduling.
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