You are here: Use Enterprise Course Planner > Detect and resolve discrepancies > Module discrepancies > Modules with few available spaces

Modules with few available spaces

When students register their module choices, Enterprise Course Planner receives that information and calculates how many of students are on each module. To calculate the amount of available space on a module, its reserved size and the number of real students that are on it are subtracted from its total size.

As the module selection phase nears completion, it would be expected that there would be few or no available spaces on each module. A module that reaches that state well before the phase is complete is more popular than was expected.

The bar and the number beside With <= [0-100]% available spaces in the Modules section of the dashboard will indicate that the module has insufficient available space. In the percentage box, enter a number. For example, if you enter 5, the dashboard indicates how many modules have a number of available spaces that is 5% or less of the module's total size.

To resolve the problem, click Show beside the indicator. The Module Editor window lists the modules that have insufficient available space. In the Module Editor window, click Planning Formulae to increase the size of the module or make reserved spaces available.

Note: Enterprise Course Planner does not place a limit on how many students can choose a particular module. Controls like these are implemented in the tool that students use to make their module choices, such as Scientia Student Allocator. Enterprise Course Planner accepts the module choice information that is receives from that tool; consequently, the number of available spaces can become negative. A negative number indicates that more students have chosen that module than was planned for.