Time requests

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Time requests are another reason why the software may find it difficult to construct the perfect timetable. A number of predefined lists can help you search for input weaknesses and errors caused by time requests. Access the lists relevant for optimisation by clicking on the 'Scheduling' tab and go to 'Reports'.





The following example is based on the conflicting period requests of a teacher team. The figures shows that Thursday is the only day which is not blocked for all teachers involved.





A lesson consisting of three single periods could not be scheduled for this teacher team without violating a '-3' time request (something the optimisation tool would never do) or the single period condition (something the optimisation tool might do, depending on your weighting settings for conditions such as 'Avoid errors with double periods').


For further information on teacher teams, please refer to chapter 'User tips | Teacher teams'.