January 2020 Webinars
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. January webinar times are Eastern Standard Time.
Rolling to the New School Year Jan 8, 9:00 AM
Now is the time to get the new year off and running. Streamline the process by copying much of the current year’s information into next year. Add returning students and those coming from other schools into your district. New student registrations can be entered directly into the database. Update the information specific to the new school year and get going. Configure dates for terms, calendars, and the Grade Book.
Online Course Registration Jan 10, 8:30 AM
Learn how to set up course catalog information for the upcoming year and limit which courses students may select. Implement Course Alternates. See how students can input course requests in the Family Portal. Once finalized, import these requests back into your database and continue with the scheduling process.
The Interactive Schedule Builder Jan 13, 10:30 AM
The Interactive Schedule Builder (ISB) provides a hands-on approach to master schedule creation. You are given complete control of the priority and order of the courses to be scheduled and each stage of the scheduling process. An on-screen matrix shows student availability by day, week, and term for each course to be scheduled. This program allows you to create course sections dynamically– eliminating the need to pre-define course sections prior to a scheduling run. You can determine enrollment limits, designate resources, link paired courses and labs. And you can use "What if?" scenarios to experiment with different schedules to determine which one best meets the needs of your students and the resources of your school.
The Automated Schedule Builder (ASB) Suite of Scheduling Tools Jan 16, 9:00 AM
The Automated Schedule Builder does more than build your section table. Pull Students from their sections. Pull room and teacher assignments from the sections. Assign rooms and teachers to the section table. Select sections to mass delete. Even if the ASB is not your scheduling tool of choice, it still has much to offer.
How to Re-use Last Year's Schedule Jan 21, 9:30 AM
Learn which scheduling tools in the Vision SIS toolbox are the best to use when creating schedules using the same master schedule from the previous year. Covered in this session: what data to roll, how to input student requests, and scheduling students. This webinar also includes how to use the new and improved Mass-Edit Student Course Records found in Vision.
Automated Schedule Builder (ASB) Constraints Jan 23, 1:00 PM
Take a look at setting up ASB Scheduling Constraints in Vision SIS. Viewers will gain an understanding of how the Automated Schedule Builder creates course sections based on set guidelines. Topics covered include the basics of defining course codes and descriptions, how to determine the number of sections needed per course, maximum enrollment figures per section, and how to effectively allocate resources, such as meeting rooms and teacher assignments.
Calculating Grade Averages Jan 27, 10:30 AM
Grade Averaging allows you to weigh various grades into an average, based on the numeric grades or grade points. Decide what to do if a grade is missing in the calculation. Set additional rules for exclusion. Set up a minimum grade. Implement the Current Final Averages for Teachers, Parents, and Students.
Middle School Scheduling Jan 30, 10:00 AM
The fine art of scheduling is applied to the specific needs of middle schools using a ‘team’ approach to student grouping. Along with detailing methods for assigning students to teams, an easy-to-understand technique for course code naming is presented. This webinar also includes how to use the new and improved Mass-Edit Student Course Records introduced in 2019. Scheduling ‘Specials’ or ‘Unified Arts’ courses, in addition to core academic courses, are also discussed, as well as tips for scheduling non-standard or variable-length term rotations.