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Timetable Assistant - Introductory Videos

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Take a Virtual Tour of the Timetable Assistant app. Unlike a video, this Tour will allow you to explore the app for yourself. This will link to a different page.

Timetable Assistant Application
     2a. Click to Watch - Timetable Assistant Application - Brief Video - Quick overview of the app - New Jan 2019
     2b. Click to Watch - Changes/Improvements for 2019 - Video Length: 60-seconds
     2c. Click to Watch - Setup and Getting Started
     2d. Click to Watch - Importing Master Schedule Data
     2e. Click to Watch - General Use
     2f. Click to Watch - Timetabling Functions
         2f (i). Click to Watch - While performing Simulations, Display Master Schedule as well as 'Class Load' values
            - This video is also included within the longer, 'Timetabling Functions' video.
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2a. Timetable Assistant Application - Brief Video - Quick overview of the app:

Click on video to pause and view reports etc. More detailed videos (Setup, General Use, Timetabling Functions, etc.) follow.

Click here to view the Timetable (Master Schedule) Assistant application - mini brochure.
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2b. Timetable (Master Schedule) Assistant - 2019 Improvements

Changes/Improvements for 2019 - Video Length: 60-seconds


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2c. Timetable Assistant Application - 'Setup and Getting Started':

Create 20162017Timetable Folder, Save files from Email, Launch Application

Video topics include:

0:00 - Intro
0:05 - Timetable Assistant application - Setup and Getting Started
0:10 -      Create 20162017Timetable Folder
0:40 -      Save Files From Email
1:45 -      Explanation of files
2:35 -      Launch Application
2:50 -      Very brief overview
3:00 -      View Master Schedule Report
3:15 -      Invitation to watch the next video - 'Importing Master Schedule Data'
3:25 -      Close, Re-Launch Application
2:35 -      Summary of All Videos

Click here to view the Timetable Assistant application - mini brochure.

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2d. Timetable Assistant Application - 'Importing Master Schedule Data':

Generate MasterSchedule.csv data, Import into application, View Master Schedule report

Video topics include:

0:00 - Intro
0:05 - Timetable Assistant Application - Importing Master Schedule Data
0:38 -      Instructions to generate the Master Schedule Report
1:38 -      Extract data to the MasterSchedule.csv file
3:15 -      Import MasterSchedule.csv data
3:33 -      View Master Schedule Report
3:48 -      Invitation to watch the next video - 'General Use'
3:54 -      Summary of All Videos

Click here to view the Timetable Assistant application - mini brochure.

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2e. Timetable Assistant Application - 'General Use':

Explanation of the various functions and reports within the application.

Video topics include:

0:00 - Intro
0:05 - Timetable Assistant Application - General Use
0:35 -      Master Schedule Report
1:12 -      Teacher Linear Report
1:20 -      Room Linear Report
1:40 -      'Initialize Values' tab
1:52 -      Blocks, Column Headings etc.
2:10 -      Exclusions, Class Max tables etc.
2:35 -      'Other Routine Reports' tab
2:43 -      Several versions of the Master Schedule Report
3:27 -      Other Teacher Linear Reports
3:47 -      Special Reports which help resolve Teacer Workload issues
4:18 -      Variety of other Miscellaneous 'Listing' reports.
5:10 -      Invitation to watch the next video - 'Timetabling Functions'

Click here to view the Timetable Assistant application - mini brochure.
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2f. Timetable Assistant Application - 'Timetabling Functions':


'Timetabling 1' Tab - relatively new reports:
Capacity Report
Single Sections Report
Current Available Seats Report
Also the 'Course Count' and 'Total Students' calculations on the 'Master Schedule - Show Grade Totals Report' previously handled Careers/Civics awkwardly (double-counted). This has been corrected.
Also Combined Courses are now only counted once in the Course Count (the first occurence is counted).
Explanation of the functions which support the Timetabling process within the Nesterenko Software Timetable Assistant application..

Video topics include:

0:00 - Intro
0:05 - Timetable Assistant Application - Timetabling Functions
0:30 -      Master Schedule Report
0:35 -      'Timetabling 1' Tab
1:00 -      Master Schedule Report - Show Grade Totals
1:19 -      Available Seats Report
1:29 -      Selective Imports
2:36 -      'Timetabling 2' Tab - Master Schedule by Department Report etc.
2:52 -      'Section Count' Tab
3:10 -      Scenario 1 - Beginning of the Timetabling Process
4:40 -      Scenario 2 - Building the rest of the Course Sections
5:04 -      Scenario 3 - Checking Semester Balance
5:22 -      Scenario 4 - Simulated Loads
6:54 -      Scenario 5 - Assigning Teachers and Rooms
7:48 -      Scenario 6 - Load Students
8:00 -      Department Heads 'Swap' Teacher and/or Rooms
8:19 -      Teacher Linear by Deaprtment Report - nice to give to Heads for posting in Department offices
8:30 -      Guidance likes to use this application to generate the Master Schedule Report frequently, especially during September
8:40 -      Wrapup

Click here to view the Timetable Assistant application - mini brochure.
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2f (i). Timetable (Master Schedule) Assistant Application - 'Performing Simulations':


Explanation of the functions which support allow the 'Class Load' values to be displayed on the Master Schedule while performing Simulated Loads.


Click here to view the Timetable Assistant application - mini brochure.
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