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The course-cluster-matrix window displays which courses are scheduled in which clusters and also serves to manage the clusters themselves as well as to manually schedule courses in clusters.





The window contrasts clusters (columns) with courses (rows). If a course has been scheduled in a certain cluster, the cell at the intersection of a course and a cluster contains an 'X' and is highlighted either blue or red. Blue highlighting indicates that the course causes no clashes with another course in the cluster (i.e. each teacher and each student is only assigned to one course in the cluster). Red highlighting shows that this course clashes with another course in the cluster.


A white cell indicates that the course cannot or should not be scheduled in the cluster represented by this column. This is the case when all the periods of this course have already been scheduled or when scheduling would cause conflicts with other courses in the cluster.


A yellow cell indicates that assignment would lead to clashes with the cluster conditions entered (please also refer to chapter ' Parameters for optimisation ').


A green cell means that the course can be scheduled in this cluster without causing clashes.


If you select a cell the weekly periods and the number of students of the current course and the current cluster are shown at the top of the window. In addition, the total number of weekly periods of all clusters and the number of clashes (i.e. the number of students that have already chosen another course in the same cluster) are also shown.


Information on the layout and functionsof this window can be found below.