Timetabling is probably the most important single event in the school or college year. The completed timetable may well rule the lives of hundreds of students and staff members for the 200 days in the year, period-by-period, bell-by-bell. Such a powerful tool may easily make or break educators and teaching situations or may easily distort the curriculum philosophy of the institution. The Scadsys Timetable will build a timetable with the best quality; a timetable that is enabling, not restrictive, so that the educators may develop to the full and achieve the curricular aims.
Timetabling has been called the art of comprise. From a given set of data there are likely to be many possible solutions, each involving compromises, which detract from the ideal. Clearly institutions wish to obtain the solution with the fewest, least important compromises. This solution will give a timetable with the best quality; a timetable that is enabling, not restrictive, so that the educators may develop to the full and achieve the curricular aims.
The activity that is usually called timetabling (the fitting of classes/groups, educators, rooms, subjects into particular times of the week) should more properly be called scheduling. It is however only part of the overall process. The Scadsys Timetabling process entails:
The Scadsys Timetable allows for class and group scheduling, separately or combined. This means that students in a class attend a period as a class, but split into subject groups where choice subjects are offered.
The Timetable is available to students, parents and educators in Scadsys Administration, CRM, Web and Mobility and on all device types: smart phones, tablets and laptops. Students can enquire the timetable from their smart phones to determine when and where the next class is. Modifications to the timetable reflect to all students and educators immediately.