Note: 'Master Schedule Assistant' sometimes known as 'Timetable Assistant' or 'Timetable (Master Schedule) Assistant'
This page explains the 'Web' version of the Master Schedule Assistant.
(FYI - The 'original' version of this app is the MS Access version of the Master Schedule Assistant app.
To view information regarding the 'original' version of the Master Schedule Assistant app, click here to go to a different page.)
Many current users have taken advantage of the 'Web-based' version of the Master Schedule Assistant app (all users are welcome to use it).
The 'Web-based' version has quick links, coloured reports and more. The 'flow' of the app is the same as the MS Access version, so nothing to re-learn.
In these challenging COVID-19 times, the 'Web-based' version allows all members of the 'Timetabling Group' to be logged-in from their respective locations. One member would perform the usual timetabling functions (and extract/import - same as in the MS Access® version of the app). All users could view and analyze various reports and discuss - while also connected via Zoom®, Webex®, Google Meet® etc.
Despite the COVID-19 challenges, this has worked seamlessly for many timetabling groups that have taken advantage of this option.
The Master Schedule Assistant app draws in data easily extracted from existing Trillium®, Aspen® or PowerSchool® reports.
This link will take you to a demonstration of how to get Student Course Request (with blanked-out student names) information into the Master Schedule Assistant in order to be able to link to the Course Request Matix and other functions. Course Request (with Blank Names) Demo
30-second videos explaining various aspects of the 'Web' version of the Master Schedule Assistant
1. Intro - 'Web' version is very similar in functionality and flow to the MS Access version of the app.
2. Advantages and additional features of the 'Web' version.
3. Master Schedule Report and variations of the report.
4. Uploading/importing Master Schedule csv data (Class Load csv and Master Schedule csv data when performing simulated loads.)
Back to Top of Page 1. Introduction - Master Schedule Assistant 'Web' Application
If you want to revert to information about the 'Regular' MS Access version of the Master Schedule Assistant, Click Here
The 'Web' version of the Master Schedule Assistant Application is fully-functional. Feedback is welcome.
Although this Web version is fully-functional, users should still continue using the MS Access version.
The Web version has some advantages to the 'Regular' MS Access version of the app - web functionality - quick links; coloured reports; access to the app from any device/location.
Back to Top of Page2. Development and Functionality - Master Schedule Assistant 'Web' Application:
The functionality of the Master Schedule Assistant 'Web' Application is very similar to the 'Regular' MS Access version of the TimeTable (Master Schedule) Assistant Application.
Both applications require the user to generate a MasterSchedule.csv file from the Master Schedule by Course Section Report.
The 'Regular' version of the app then asks the user to 'Import' the MasterSchedule.csv file into the app.
The Master Schedule Assistant 'Web' Application asks the user to 'Upload and Import' the MasterSchedule.csv file.
After Uploading/Importing the MasterSchedule.csv file, the functionality is virtually the same for both versions of the application.
To launch the 'Regular' version of the app, the user typically browses to the appopriate computer folder and double-clicks on Timetable_v20001_SDHS.mde (or similar). This would launch MS Access and open the application.
Back to Top of Page4. Brief Video - Quick overview of the app - Master Schedule Assistant 'Web' Application Click on video to pause and view reports etc. This is an initial video, without audio.
A more detailed video will appear here, with audio.
Master Schedule Assistant 'Web' Application
Back to Top of Page5. Frequently Asked Questions - Master Schedule Assistant 'Web' Application Check back here later.
Back to Top of Page6. Recent Changes, New Reports etc. - Master Schedule Assistant 'Web' Application