Components of the availability pattern editor

You can use the availability pattern editor to set the availability of whole weeks, and of individual periods within a week.

A number annotated screenshot that describes the position of elements of the availability pattern editor

Components of the availability pattern editor (click the image to expand it)

The availability pattern editor consists of the following elements:

  • The Teaching week pattern bar (see 1, above). Each cell of the bar represents a week of the teaching year. Weeks that are set as available are shaded grey (2); weeks that are unavailable are unshaded (3).
  • The Week Pattern for Constraints bar (4). The weeks that are selected determine which weeks your actions in the week grid are applied to. Selected weeks are shaded grey (5); unselected weeks are unshaded (6).
  • The week grid. You can set the availability of each period of the teaching week. For example, a staff member might be unavailable all day Monday and Tuesday, and on Wednesday morning, but available at all other times.
    • Periods that are available are shaded white (7); periods that are not available are shaded dark grey (8); periods that are available in only a subset of the weeks that are selected in the Week Pattern for Constraints bar are shaded light grey (9).

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