♦ Timetable editor for schools and universities ♦
It's a timetable editor designed for, but not limited to, the educational institutions. It accelerates the composition of the timetable, you get along without unnecessary papers — big and small — pencils, erasers, rolls with tables...
Or, at least, reduce their number. Ideally, all changes of timetable structure take place inside the editor.
As the result of your work with this editor, you’ll get the exported (written in standard, widespread RTF format) files with the tables of concrete timetables — those of lecturers, students, occupied rooms etc.
You can slightly correct them in «advanced» text editor (align columns, fonts) and print, to hang upon the wall; or put them on site, or send to the people they concern...
As there should be many, many projects of this kind, described much like above, check the screenshots and videos to get the basic idea of its features and workflow. What follows is a skeleton of the latter.
In short: to compose a timetable, you
1) Determine the general parameters:
• number of days per cycle;
• number of hours per day;
• names of days;
• number of lectures limitation;
...and few more.
2) Make the lists of:
• clustuds (clusters of students);
• groups, consisting of clustuds;
• prepods, that is, teachers/lecturers;
• meets (lessons, lectures, labworks etc.) for each prepod and group, if any.
3) Place all meets by hours and rooms (main and the most time-consuming stage).
4) Fill in the tables of individual timetables for prepods, clustuds and busy rooms, and save it as the files of RTF format being readable by almost all «common-used» text editors.
In text editor, give them a fine appearance (the main task is to aggregate the timetable of each class/year into the single table), put on the school/department site, print and hang upon the wall... already said.
5) Repeat steps 3–4 until the timetable is «converged» — no one has complaints.
As mentioned above, the bare words alone cannot replace the experience of playing with a toy, i.e. Skelenta. Therefore, download and try. Launch it and click «Help» button to get more specific and detailed info. If you are the one who get to compose a timetable, and especially if you have already been through, then — don't you feel that everything can be done much more efficiently? With more comfort? Or at least faster... Indeed you do.
After all, Where's your longing for a clarity, man?
And please, take a bit of advice if you do not deal with timetable composition... but rather know someone who does. Since it's not your duty, and you really want to help that guys, direct them here... and nothing more. Are they your friends or else, and you want it to be this way, consider acting as we recommend. No pressure, no consulting, just the pointing gesture. Believe us, friends are hard to find and easy to lose these days... and who knows what editor may appear damned :–) Sorry if you've expected another advertisement here.
Out-of-the-box, you get three languages of interface and documentation: English, Russian and Ukrainian. To see the list of other supported languages and download the respective documentation files, proceed to Languages page. Note that you can use other languages while specifying the names of the timetable elements like rooms, groups and meets, only you won't have the documentation in the same language.
Solace dryad, save paper!
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