There’s still time for a February webinar

Get a jump on the March “top ten” support calls by attending a February webinar. We have a full calendar of live webinars lined up for your professional development needs. The convenient live webinars and the recorded webinars from our video library are free to users whose schools have an Unlimited Webinar Subscription.

Choose from there offerings to enhance your professional development:

February 16
Timely Topic: PA PVAAS
Intended Audience: Administrators, IT, Registrars, and Schedulers

Now is the time to get the new school year off and running. Streamline the process by copying much of the current year information into next year. Add returning students and those coming from other schools in your district. Enter new student registrations directly into the database. Update the information specific to the new school year and get going. Configure dates for terms, calendars, and the Web Portal.

February 20
ASB Section Patterns
Intended Audience: Registrars, and Schedulers

Automated Schedule Builder (ASB) will build the Master Schedule based on information you set up. Start by creating sample section definitions organized into Section Pattern groups. These Section Pattern groups are then associated with specific courses. Understanding how the ASB works with these Section Patterns to speed up the scheduling process.

February 21
ASB Constraints
Intended Audience: Registrars, and Secretaries

Users will gain an understanding of how the Automated Schedule Builder creates course sections based on guidelines that they set. Topics covered include the basics of defining course codes and descriptions, how to determine the number of sections needed per course, maximum enrollment figures per section and how to allocate resources, such as meeting rooms and teacher assignments, effectively.

February 22
Timely Topic: Running the Automated Schedule Builder
Intended Audience: Guidance

Learn what you need to compute the end of year GPA and Class Rank. See how it affects report cards and transcripts.

February 23
Timely Topic: ASB Constraints
Intended Audience: Guidance

Users will gain an understanding of how the Automated Schedule Builder creates course sections based on guidelines that they set. Topics covered include the basics of defining course codes and descriptions, how to determine the number of sections needed per course, maximum enrollment figures per section and how to allocate resources, such as meeting rooms and teacher assignments, effectively.

February 27
ASB: Section Patterns
Intended Audience: Registrars and Schedulers

Automated Schedule Builder (ASB) will build the Master Schedule based on information you set up. Start by creating sample section definitions organized into Section Pattern groups. These Section Pattern groups are then associated with specific courses. Understanding how the ASB works with these Section Patterns to speed up the scheduling process.

February 28 
ASB: Section Patterns
Intended Audience: Guidance

Timely Topics is a forum in which you bring your questions and we pull questions from Support and Professional Development. Today’s topic is all about grade averaging. January and February is the time frame when you calculate the first semester averages. Ask your questions before calculating averages. We invite you to join in the discussion. Please submit your questions to training@cri-mms.com.

March 1
Interactive Schedule Builder
Intended Audience: Registrars and Schedulers

The Interactive Schedule Builder (ISB) provides a ‘hands on’ approach to master schedule creation. You have complete control of the priority and order of the courses to be scheduled and each stage of the scheduling process. An on-screen matrix shows student availability by day, week, and term for each course to be scheduled. This program allows you to create course sections dynamically – eliminating the need to pre-define course sections prior to a scheduling run. You can determine enrollment limits, designate resources, link paired courses and labs. And you can use “What if?” scenarios to experiment with different schedules to determine which one best meets the needs of your students and the resources of your school.

March 2 
ASB: A Suite of Scheduling Tools
Intended Audience: Registrars and Schedulers

The Automated Schedule Builder does more than build your section table. Pull Students from their sections. Pull room and teacher assignments from the sections. Assign rooms and teachers to the section table. Select sections to mass delete. Even if the ASB is not your scheduling tool of choice, it still has a lot to offer.

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We are always open to suggestions for new topics for our webinars. If there is a topic that you would like, please feel free to contact our Professional Development Manager, Elaine Boyd, at edboyd@cri-mms.com