Unlike the basic schedule system, which is designed more for elementary schools, the new Master Scheduler module is modeled after a High School schedule.
QuickSchools leverages your previous Master Schedule data to quickly setup/configure your new one. Using these import screens, you can setup your new Master Schedule with the right inputs from previous examples and be on your way very quickly. You can import teachers, courses as well as course request templates and make any changes relevant for the new Master Schedule.
Finalizing courses for the year is a dynamic process and with QuickSchools, you will be able to consider input from previous year’s courses, faculty and also from the students directly as you firm up the courses for the new Master Schedule. This iterative process is supported natively and you can always tweak and refine the courses as you gain better insights to what courses are more in demand.
Use the Constraints section to define constraints for your Master Schedule and these rules will be taken into account when you run the Master Schedule. Once you have all your inputs in place, use the Schedule drag & drop interface to double check and build your schedule just how you like it. You will have granular control over what lessons goes where and with an option to automate this as well.
Once you have your Master Schedule candidate, it’s time to test it out. Load students and instead of waiting 20-30 minutes like other scheduling software, you get your results instantly with QuickSchools. In this step, you have an array of tools at your disposal that control the algorithm and the tolerance of each constraint. Change this one way or the other and you can see the effects instantly.