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A few words on the use of the word 'student'


The word student used in Untis’ program interface always includes the pupils of a school or the students of a university (of applied sciences) or any other facility of education. Whenever it is possible and readability is not impaired we use both genders. In the program interface – to which we refer in this manual many times - it is not possible to consider both genders due to lack of space and translatability. Therefore we explicitly want to state that the terms student , pupil and teacher unfailingly refer to both men and women. Many school systems offer students (pupils) the possibility of choosing at least some of their subjects in order to take individual students' interests and talents into account.


The concept of class no longer applies in certain areas and different student groups can be put together differently for different subjects. Traditional class-based teaching where all students in a class have the same lessons at all times is no longer a prime concern.


The timetable for the class as a whole thus has less significance for the individual student. When setting up timetables, more attention has to be paid to the course choices of each student, and each student consequently needs his/her own schedule.


Students timetables


The Students timetables module extends the basic functionality of Untis, making it possible to create an individual schedule for each student.


It allows you to administer student master data , convert lessons to courses for student selection, define course choices of individual students and also to enter which course should if possible take place simultaneously (course bands or clusters ).


With the students timetables module, automatic timetable optimisation andtimetable diagnosistake course choices into account and attempt to optimise individual student timetables .


The students timetables module is ideal for school systems that have a large measure of class-related lessons but which also offer a number of optional courses.


Course scheduling


The limitations of the functionality of the students timetables module can be seen when several similar parallel courses are held for a particular subject and a decision has to be made as to which of these parallel courses a student should take, or when the range of optional courses is so large that it must first be determined which courses should best be held concurrently because they have no shared students.


The course scheduling module is intended to help you with these advanced tasks. The two main tasks of course scheduling are to determine which courses should best be taught at the same time (creation of course clusters ) and to allocate students to actual courses when a subject is offered in several alternative courses .


The course scheduling module, with the exam scheduling function, also offers the possibility of scheduling tests and coordinating the resultant changes to the timetable.


The course scheduling module is based on the students timetables module, and so the license for former includes the license for the latter.