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How To Setup Course Constraints using Automated Schedule Builder (ASB)

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Date1/25/2016
TitleHow To Setup Course Constraints using Automated Schedule Builder (ASB)
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The following article is designed to walk the user through the steps involved in setting up Course Constraints.  Course Constraints are only used by the Automatic Schedule Builder (ASB).  Course constraints let the ASB know when a course should be scheduled, how many sections to schedule and how many students per section.  

Prior To Implementation
Be a Vision SIS client.
 
Have staff-level access.
Resolution
  1. Go to School Configuration > Editing > Course Catalog.

  2. Click Course Sequence Data.

  1. This area allows you to set course sequencing requirements for term or semester-long courses during a single school year. For any course in the catalog, select any course or courses that must meet prior to this course in the school year. For example, if a student signs up for Journalism I and Journalism II, both semester long courses, use this option to tell the scheduler that Journalism I must be scheduled in a term prior to Journalism II.
  1. Click the blue pencil next to the course code to add pre-course data.
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  1. Up to 10 pre-courses can be entered. Click the drop-down list and select the code of the course to use as a pre-course.

  2. When done entering in the pre-courses, click Save.

  1. Optional: Produce the Course Sequencing Listing.  It is worth the time to print this report after the initial entry of the sequencing or as part of the pre-scheduling checklist. Click Print Course Catalog Listing.
  1. Click Course Schedule Constraints tab.

  2. Click the blue pencil next to the course code to add constraints.  The following window opens:
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  1. The following data items must be entered for courses that the Automated Schedule Builder will build sections.
  1. Maximum Number of Sections: Enter the number of sections to be built.  This can be based on the number of student requests and/or teacher/room availability.
  2. Maximum Section Enrollment: What is the maximum number of students for each section?  This is generally based on the number of seats in the class rooms.
  3. Maximum Concurrent Sections: How many sections can meet at the same time?  Entering in the values of 0 (zero) or 1 equate to the same: only one section per period. If a value of 0 is entered, there is a chance that more than one section could be scheduled into the same period.
  4. ASB to Build Sections: Check for the ASB to build the sections.
  5. Select patterns to use for automatic section generation:  Click the pattern(s) to be used with the course.  Select more than one pattern by holding down the control (CTRL) key and clicking the patterns.
  1. Click Save.

  2. Repeat steps 7, 8a-e and 9 for each course the ASB will build sections for.

  1. Optional: Produce the Course Constraints Listing.  It is worth the time to print this report after the initial entry of the constraints or as part of the pre-scheduling checklist. Click Print Course Catalog Listing.
Additional Information

Course constraints carry from year to year as part of the School Year Maintenance if the Course Catalog Table is selected.  It is advisable to review the constraints as part of scheduling process preparation.
 
Course constraints are only used by the Automated Schedule Builder.

Applies to VersionsVision SIS, Version 1.0 or later
Key WordsASB, Automated Schedule builder, scheduling, course constraints, max, maximum seats, course enrollment concurrent sections, ASB to build, Vision SIS, Edit Course Catalog, patterns, print course catalog listings

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