Layout of the course-cluster-matrix window

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The course-cluster-matrix is divided into three sections, the form window, the course-cluster matrix and the detail window.

 

 

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Form window

 

The form window displays all information about the active course and the cluster that it belongs to. You can limit the matrix to a particular class level / year or class

 

If you check box 'Only avail. periods', only those courses will now be displayed that still have open periods. Open periods are periods of a course that have not been scheduled in a cluster.

 

You can hide the top section of the course-cluster-matrix window if you need more room to display courses. To do this simply click on the black triangle pointing up at the top left of the window . If you wish to show the form window, click on the on the black triangle pointing down.

 

Course-band-matrix

 

 

Courses

For every course a field with the subject name, lesson number, the number of weekly periods and open periods, teacher, classes, class level (years) and number of students is displayed.

 

 

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You can hide unneeded columns by right-clicking in the (grey) heading area. This opens a context menu which shows all available columns. Visible columns are checked. Clicking on a column name hides or displays the corresponding column.

 

Clicking on a column heading will sort the courses according to this column. The order of the columns can be rearranged by dragging them to the desired position. Likewise, you can adjust the width of the columns by dragging the column border in the heading line.

 

 

Clusters

A row is displayed for each cluster containing the number and name of the cluster, the number of periods, the total number of assigned students (=total of all students who take at least one course in this cluster) and number of students (=total of students in the currently active class level or class who take at least one course in this cluster).

 

 

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You can hide unneeded columns by right-clicking in the (grey) heading area. As with the columns, a context menu is displayed which can help you to hide heading lines.

 

Detail window

 

Students causing clashes will be listed in the detail window at the bottom. The names of courses that clash will also be highlighted red. If the teacher of this course already teaches another course in this cluster, he/she will also be listed in the display of clashes and the teacher's name will also be highlighted red in the conflicting course.

 

 

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The example above illustrates the following situation: If course BIO1 in cluster T4_1 is scheduled there will be three student clashes, namely Bladnoch, Springbank and Auchentoshan.

 

 

Note: Displaying alternatives

As an alternative to displaying clashes, you can change the settings for the detail window to display all students who have at least one course in the cluster or to display all students without a course in the cluster.