KnowledgeBase : Options
At the START of the Options process, you will want to get a list of your STUDENTS and their CHOICES into _OPTIONS_.  You can do this in one of 3 ways: ------------------------- 1) MANUALLY:  Simply type in your Students' Names, and their Choices. -----...
If you have _OPTIONS_, then you can also optionally collect your students' choices online, via our free TOOLS system. More details here: www.timetabler.com/tools [https://www.timetabler.com/tools] WHERE IS TOOLS INSTALLED ? You can install it either on ...
WHICH OPTIONS METHOD IS BEST FOR YOU? There are 3 main types of structure that you can use for your Options ...which one is best for your school? This article discusses: * the 3 main types of Options, * another 7 variations on them, * how to Colle...
_OPTIONS_ allows you to specify Rules for building a pattern of option blocks. These Rules will be followed whether the pattern is being built by AutoCreate or you are building the pattern yourself. If you try to break a Rule you will be warned. THERE AR...
EXPORTING YOUR COMPLETED PATTERN FROM _OPTIONS_ TO ISAMS When you have used _OPTIONS _to create a good Pattern of Subjects in blocks, and populated them in such a way as to get good Student Satisfaction, then you will want to get the Names of the student...
Transferring Students' Names from _OPTIONS_ to SIMS by using a SYLK file When you have completed your Pattern in _OPTIONS_, you can transfer the Names of the Students in each Teaching Group (called a "Class" in SIMS) directly from _OPTIONS _to SIMS .net,...
FEASIBILITY REPORT The pattern you create in _OPTIONS_ has (in the end) to fit on the timetable against blocks in other years.  For example, if you are creating a Block in Year 12 in Options, it has to fit against the existing (effectively already fixed)...
If you wish to improve a Pattern offered to you by Options, then there are several things you can do to create different patterns, and see if any better suit the constraints / staff of your school: 1) When you run Auto-create, if you click on "CUSTOMIZE"...
QUESTION: In our school we want to: 1. Prioritise the Choices the students make (1-4 etc), not treating all the Choices as all equal. 2. We need to be able to list subjects, but not have the software assume they will definitely run.   Answer: Yes, what yo...
QUESTION: I have forgotten the TOOLS admin password (or got locked out somehow) ... can I reset it ? SOLUTION: To reset the admin password to its default of 'password': > Method A – only possible if you have access to the MySQL database: Go into the My...
GETTING STUDENTS' NAMES OUT OF SEEMIS TO PUT INTO _OPTIONS_ Before you can start using the _OPTIONS _program, you need to enter the pupils' names. You could do this manually by typing them in, but there's a quicker way. SEEMiS contains all the data you ...
EXPORTING STUDENT DATA FROM SIMS TO PUT INTO _OPTIONS_ When you start using _OPTIONS _each year, you will need to enter a list of all your Students (in this population, eg: the current Year 9). For example: surname, forename, gender, class (form) and pu...
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