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2 Module SECTION SCHEDULING Astra Schedule Training Guide Table of Contents Introduction 3 Lesson Audience 3 Lesson Objectives 3 Configuration Requirements 3 Common Practices 3 Best Practices 3 Introduction to Tool 3 How to 3 Lesson 1 Section record overview 3 Lesson 2 Using the Available Rooms Tool 3 Lesson 3 Editing Section Records 3 Lab 3 Lab 1 3 Lab Solution 3 Lab 1 3 0 6 0 9 1 2 A d A s t r a T r a i n i n g C h a p t e r 2 d o c Notes Introduction Lesson Audience This lesson is specifically designed for users responsible for scheduling or administrating academic sections in the Astra Schedule System Lesson Objectives Provide an overall guide to the components and fields that support section scheduling in Astra Schedule Teach end users how to edit section information and use the manual scheduling tool to assign rooms Provide information to schedulers on available reports and grid views Configuration Requirements Astra Schedule Client connected to a viable database containing room inventory information One term of imported section records with validated support information instructors courses subjects etc See System Administrator Guide for more detailed information on the initial import of room and section data Common Practices Roll forward of offerings and room assignments from previous terms Dual entry and errors due to SIS system Scheduling incompatibility Inability to support multiple users creating paperwork nightmares for the scheduling office Unavailability of a Web client resource 3 0 6 0 9 1 2 A d A s t r a T r a i n i n g C h a p t e r 2 d o c Notes Lengthy scheduling processes and unrealistic deadlines on course scheduling Grandfathered use of room resources resulting in over under usage of space Extensive data manipulation and compilation in order to get utilization and scheduling results in an acceptable report form Best Practices The Return on Investment possibilities with Astra Schedule are vast With refined scheduling policies and procedures and



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