Timetable Construction

Timetable Construction (Step 1) - Setup

How to create, open, clone or delete a timetable file. This article is intended for Admin. (Read time: less than 1 minute).

Last updated: 14/07/2o21


The set up screen is where you go to open, create, clone or delete timetable files in the timetable construction section.

Step 1

Click on the three lines > Timetable Construction.

Remember, only people with a principal profile, or teachers with a specific timetable permission can access Timetable Construction. Secretary users do not have access to Timetable Construction. 




Step 2

Next select the relevant option. 

1. Create new timetable - Doing this will make a copy of all of the relevant users and teaching groups listed in the live timetable and it will 'roll' the teaching groups forward a year. (eg 1Sci-A will become 2Sci-A; 5Mat-2.3will become 6Mat-2.3) 

For a more in depth article on what goes on behind the scenes when you create a new timetable, click here

2. Select existing timetable - Opens any timetable file that you have on record.

3. Clone timetable - Cloning allows you to experiment on a file while keeping the original copy safe.

Note: If you use the ‘Clone’ option and clone the currently published file, your data will not roll over and this will cause issues. There are some cases where a school needs to do this (for example when making tweaks to a file that you've already been working on), but generally we advise to start off with the ‘Create new timetable’ option when preparing for the next year.

4. Delete timetable - Always be cautions when deleting timetable files as we are not able to restore them for you.



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