Student Gap Scheduler

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The Student Gap Scheduler Wizard searches for students who have an empty period in their schedule. When an empty period is found, a user can generate a report to review the information or fill the gap using the Walk-In Scheduler without printing a report.

Student Gap Scheduler

A Calendar must be selected in the Campus toolbar, usually the future school year's calendar. This tool is often used after using the Schedule Wizard to complete student schedules, but it can be used for finding gaps in student's schedules in the current year.

When a user has tool rights to Can Overload Sections, it is possible to add a student to a section even if the section is full. However, this cannot be done from the Student Gap Scheduler. See the Walk-In Scheduler article for more information.

See the Scheduling Tool Rights article for more information.

Report Editor

The following fields are available on the Student Gap Scheduler.

OptionDescription
Student Selection

Select the students to include by Grade Level or by Ad hoc Filter. The grade levels available for selection are those grade levels that are in the selected calendar in the Campus toolbar. The Ad hoc Filter selection includes only those students in the selected filter who have gaps in their schedules.

An Enrollment Effective Date is required to generate this report and is populated with the current date for active calendars, or the first date of the first term in future calendars. This date can be changed by typing a new date in mmddyy format or by using the calendar icon to select a date. The entered date filters out students who are starting later in the school year from the initial gap scheduler task.

Report Type Selection

Select which report to generate: the Detail option or the Summary option. The Detail option displays a graphical representation of the selected terms and periods with gaps shaded in gray and occupied or booked periods displaying a X. The Summary option displays a numeric list of just the periods where the student has a gap.

Period Selection

Select which periods to to check for gaps. Depending on the layout of the calendar, it may be better to review gaps by term and period one term at a time rather than the entire calendar at one time. Marking the Schedule checkbox at the top of the grid marks all checkboxes for all terms and schedule structures. Selecting a Term checkbox populates the checkboxes for just that term. Select the Periods to include down the left hand side of the grid. Individual checkboxes for specific periods and terms can be selected or not selected to target the report more precisely.

Student and Report Display

Select either the Find Students button to display the students who have gaps in their schedule or select the Generate Report button to print a report in the selected format (Summary or Detail). The Find Students button displays the students who have gaps in the Search results list. Selecting a student's name from this list displays the Walk-In Scheduler, allowing the user to manually attempt to fill gaps in the schedule based on student requests.

Find Students who have Gaps in their Schedules

  1. Select which students to include in the report by selecting either a Grade level or an Ad hoc Filter.
  2. Enter the Enrollment Effective Date.
  3. Select which report to use - Summary or Detail.
  4. Select the Periods to include in the report.
  5. Click the Find Students button. A list of matching students displays in the Search Results (on the left).
  6. Select a student from this list to populate his schedule with courses using the Walk-In Scheduler.

If there are no students who have gaps in there schedule, the Search Results panel display 'Search Results: 0'.

Find Students

Generate a Report of Students who have Gaps in their Schedules

  1. Select which students to include in the report by selecting either a Grade level or an Ad hoc Filter.
  2. Enter the Enrollment Effective Date.
  3. Select which report to use - Summary or Detail.
  4. Select the Periods to include in the report.
  5. Click the Generate Report button. The report displays in a new browser window.

If no students have gaps for the selected periods, a PDF displays with the statement of 'No students selected'.

For both the Summary and Detail print versions, the Report Header displays the Enrollment Effective Date, the Grade Level of students included, the number of Selected Periods and the Total Students included in the report.

Detail Student Gap Scheduler Report

Summary Student Gap Scheduler Report
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