You probably need to make minor changes to the master schedule you built or copied. For example, you might know from past experience that a particular course section should convene during a different period, or maybe a new teacher will replace one who is retiring.
Delete any courses that are not part of next year's master schedule or that you schedule manually, such as before- or after-school sections. Also, keep in mind that the loading process often runs smoother if you do not include teacher aid, work release, study hall, independent study, or preparation courses in your master schedule.
- Navigate to the PowerScheduler page.
- Under Schedule, choose Sections from the PowerScheduler menu.
- Click the course for the section you want to move.
- Click the section number.
Use the following table to enter information in the specified fields:
Choose the term in which this section meets.
Select the checkboxes for the periods for the appropriate days on which this section is taught. This creates the schedule expression that appears next to the section on several pages.
The expression must tell the scheduling engine exactly how to schedule the section. For example, your school has a two-day schedule that includes periods 1, 1A, and 1B. A course held during Period 1 meets both A day and B day. A course held during Period 1A meets first period on A day, and a course held during Period 1B meets first period on B day. In this scenario, you would select the A and B checkboxes in the Period 1 row.
Choose a teacher.
Enter the room name or number in which this section is taught.
- Click Submit.