Course Search & Enroll - Scheduler Tips
This document gives tips on how to use the Scheduler in the Course Search and Enroll app.
The Scheduler tool in Course Search & Enroll shows weekly calendar layouts of the classes from your cart. You can view different combinations of sections to find the time-slots that work best, compare different schedule options, and set up blocks to avoid scheduling classes at certain times.
Open Scheduler from anywhere within Course Search & Enroll by selecting the "Scheduler" tab.
Browse different schedules
Scroll through the weekly options by selecting the right and left arrow buttons. Click "Show schedule list" and select the schedule you'd like to view.
As classes open or fill, the combinations may change. The schedules themselves may not appear in the same sequence.
Too many schedules? Lock specific sections for a class, or add schedule breaks.
Not enough schedules? Unlock your classes, change your Preferences, or remove a schedule break.
As you view the different schedules, select "Mark to compare" to view two or more schedules side by side. When viewing the schedules as a list, mark to compare by clicking the bookmark icon.
Once you've selected the schedules you'd like to compare, click "Compare".
What does "Save Schedule" mean?
The “Save Schedule” button in the upper right corner pushes the selected days/times for the displayed weekly grid back to your cart.
When you have found the combination that you want to enroll in, select “Save Schedule.” Course Search & Enroll will show you any options that can be selected for these classes (like getting on a wait list for full classes, or taking a class for Honors).
Scheduler does not allow you to “bookmark” different combinations, the "Save Schedule" function will be saving your course selection to your cart. If you want to make note of different combinations for later consideration, write down the class days/times or take a screenshot of the schedule. However, if any of your classes fills up, that combination may not be available later.
If you want to keep a specific day/time option for a class in all the available combinations, save that section.
Select the class in the list on the left-side of Scheduler, or one of its blocks in the grid. In the pop-up window, select the "Save section" button.
A class will be saved and "locked" by default in Scheduler if, when searching for classes, you added a specific section to the cart or if the course only has one section.
To unlock a class with more than one section, open the class pop-up window again and select the "Remove section" button.
Control which sections show
Refine your schedule options by limiting or expanding the class sections that will be included in the combinations.
- Show/hide wait listed courses, reserved section and schedule conflicts:
Go to "Preferences" by clicking the three dots menu on the upper-right corner/gear icon
Show wait listed classes - Show/hide closed or wait listed classes/sections.
If you have locked a class with wait listed sections, then uncheck the “show wait listed courses” box, that class will still appear in schedules (because it is locked). If you unlock that class, it will not show in schedules because now your preferences cause wait listed classes to not show.
Show reserved sections - Show/hide sections specifically reserved for students in certain groups, like a residence hall.
Show conflicts - Show/hide combinations where classes may overlap in their meeting times.
If you have added schedule breaks (see below) and have checked “show conflicts”, you may also see classes that take place during those break times.
Edit which sections you're interested in:
If a class has several sections but only some of then interest you, you can limit the Scheduler to only show these specific sections.
Select the class in the list on the left-side of Scheduler, or one of its blocks in the grid. In the pop-up window, select "See Sections" to view the full list of available sections, then uncheck the checkbox next to the sections you would like to remove.
Classes with some sections unchecked will have two check marks next to their name in the list on the left-side.
Schedule breaks (no classes during this time)
Need to block off time for work, sports, club meetings, or other activities? Set up “breaks” to add them to your schedule. Scheduler won’t display combinations of classes that overlap on these times if your settings don't allow conflicts
To add a new break, click "Add break" In the pop-up window, set the days and times of your break, and give it a name. To remove or edit an existing break, click on the break block in the schedule.
View the exam schedule (list view) by clicking the three dots menu on the upper-right corner and selecting "Exam schedule". Selecting this will show you the final exam days/times for this combination of classes. When you change schedules, the exam times may also change.