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Timetabling- Course Selection via Lines- All About it

Many schools have been asking about the ability to allow students to select their courses and time tables via Semesters, as a lot of schools run courses in semesters not just as full year courses .
We have worked recently in conjunction with some schools to make this an option now as part of SchoolPoint.


Firstly, ensure you have Course Semesters enabled here:
Settings > Course Selection > Enable course semester options

Enable Course Semesters

Set up courses as you would ordinarily do, but add the Semester A or B etc after the course name. You can use the same course name for each of the semesters, but need to ensure you have a different KAMAR code for each. You can customise the names as they display under Settings => Labels You may want to call them Semester A or Semester 1 etc.

When setting up the learning area for the course, ensure you include each semester as a separate learning area, so the selection rules will work and allow the students to only pick a certain amount of courses from semester A and a certain amount for semester B. Choose you KAMAR TT lines you wish each course to go into when adding/editing the course.

Course Set up - Semesters

Below is an example of courses which have been set up via Semesters:

Semester Set up Example

Edit course > Tick which line each year level falls in

You can see a summary of you timetabling/ courses picked under
Courses > Course Lines/ Timetabling

Summary of lines selected by year level

You can also now set up for SchoolPoint to check for line conflicts before allowing selection of a course

Once the lines and Semesters have been set up how you want them, your students can go in and choose their courses via Semesters and time table lines accordingly. Remember to ensure in your Course Selection Settings that you allow by year level, which students can select via line selection. If this is set to no they won't see option lines. The year level options for timetable lines will open up as you make courses aimed at those year levels.

Settings > Enable/ Disable > Line Selection

Enabling Line Selection

Student View of time table set up.

Locking Selections
Once the first Semester/ Rotation is completed, you can now bulk LOCK all the student selections so they can now pick for the next semester that TT year:

Settings => Course Selection => **current** year selecting (so for example current year 9s picking for year 9)
Settings => Administration (left menu) => LOCK Selections THEN => Settings => Course Selection => (Year level) alter/ increase how many courses can now be picked => SAVE

You can also bulk edit the lines your courses will go into in KAMAR under
Courses > Bulk Course Edit

Bulk Edit Courses into Lines

Updated on: 02/10/2023

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