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Default Section Rules

Overview

Audience: Admins & SuperAdmins

Product: Class Scheduling

Section Rules drive your planning work.  Ensuring you have the correct Rules in place before you start planning a Term will not only save you time when validating your Schedule, but will help schedulers make better decisions.  Coursedog had a number of built-in Rules that can be configured to meet your needs.  You can also add your own Filters and Rules to shape your workflow.

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Section Rules - Rules - Enabled by Default

When you first login to your Coursedog Scheduling environment, the following Section Rules are enabled by default.

Section Rules - Rules - Enabled by Default

Section Rules - Rules - Enabled by Default

Room Blocked Out Time Conflict

  • Displays a warning when a Section is scheduled in a Room during one of the Room's blocked-out times.

Building Blocked Out Time Conflict

  • Displays a warning when a Section is scheduled in a Building during one of the Building's blocked-out times.

Double Booked Instructor

  • Displays a warning when an instructor is teaching two Courses during the same day and time slot.

Double Booked Room

  • Displays a warning when a Section is using a room that is booked by another Section during the same day and time slot.

Room Capacity Lower Than Enrollment Capacity

  • Displays a warning when the "Room Capacity" is less than the "Maximum Enrollment Capacity" of the Course. Note, the "Preferred Room Capacity" can be larger than the "Maximum Enrollment Capacity".

Relationship Conflict

  • Displays a warning when a Section breaks its relationship guidelines with another Section.

Section Rules - Rules - Available by Default

In addition to the Rules which are enabled by default, Coursedog includes several more Rules which you can enable to support your Scheduling flow.

Non Standard Meeting Pattern

  • When enabled, this Rule can display a warning when a Section is not using a "Standard Meeting Pattern."

No Instructor

  • When enabled, this Rule can display a warning when a Section has no instructor(s) assigned.

No Meeting Pattern

  • When enabled, this Rule can display a warning when a Section has no "Meeting Pattern" assigned.

No Room

  • When enabled, this Rule can display a warning when a Section has no Room assigned.

Double Booked With Event

  • When enabled, this Rule can display a warning when a Section is using a Room that is booked by another Event during the same day and time slot.

Overlapping Meeting Patterns

  • When enabled, this Rule can display a warning when "Meeting Patterns" assigned to a Section overlap with one another.

Credit Range Conflict

  • When enabled, this Rule can display a warning when a Section is configured for more "Credit Hours" than the parent Course.

Allowed Section Type Conflict

  • When enabled, this Rule can display a warning if the "Section Type" selected in Scheduling is not allowed based on the Course's curriculum data.  In Coursedog's Curriculum platform, each Component of a Course represents a "Section Type."

Section Rules - Rules - Default Settings

All Rules are enabled for "All Terms" by default: 

Section Rules - Edit - All Terms

Section Rules - Edit - All Terms

Section Rules - Filters - Default

Because these are default Section Rules, built into the Coursedog platform, you wont see any Section Rules - Filters to edit:

Section Rules - Filters

Section Rules - Filters

Additional Rules

Each SIS handles Scheduling a little bit different.  In order to accommodate these differences, Coursedog can be configured with additional Rules to meet the needs of your SIS.  

Custom Rules

See "Setting up Rules" for more details regarding how you can configure custom Rules to meet your own Scheduling needs.

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