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What is a bottleneck?
Bottlenecks occur when one of the following conditions arises:
No room with the required capacity - This is detected when a section has an enrollment capacity greater than the capacity of any room in the system.
Not enough rooms with the required capacity - Detected when a section requires a room with a minimum capacity, but other sections require that same room at the same time.
Do you get a notification in the Section Editor when a bottleneck is created?
No. Bottlenecks are not displayed within the Section Editor modal.
How can I view bottlenecks?
There are three different ways to view bottlenecks:
Home > Select Department > Select "Validate Schedule" > "Bottlenecks" Tab
Optimizer > Section Optimizer > "Room Bottlenecks" Tab
Optimizer > Section Optimizer > Results > Export > Room Bottleneck List
Can I create a report that captures all room bottlenecks?
Absolutely. To generate a CSV report, go to Optimizer > Section Optimizer > Results > Export > Room Bottleneck List
How can I fix bottlenecks?
The only way to fix bottlenecks is through trial and error. In other words: review individual bottlenecks and try out different fixes one-by-one to see which method resolves the issue.
What are some recommended next steps?
There are a few different solutions to consider when troubleshooting:
Change room assignments to allow rooms with the required capacity to be made available.
Change section times to less popular times.
Confirm accurate Enrollment Capacity. If there is an issue, amend section Enrollment Capacity to lower such that available rooms with lower capacity can accommodate those sections.
Confirm accurate Room Capacity. If there is an issue, amend room capacity to be greater to satisfy demand for sections with the needed capacity.
If feasible, add rooms with the required capacity to satisfy demand.