Reschedule an activity
You can choose a new day and start time for an activity. You can search for a time when its currently allocated resources are available. Or, you can widen the search to times when other suitable resources are available.
To reschedule an activity, follow these steps:
- In the table in the Activities pane, select the activity that you want to reschedule (see 1, above).
- Decide whether you want to reschedule the activity in some of the weeks that form its
teaching week pattern, or all weeks. Rescheduling in only some of the weeks creates variants.
Note: Green squares (2) in the
week pattern barindicate which weeks form the activity's teaching week pattern.
- Optional: To reschedule in only some of the activity's weeks, follow these steps:
- On the Timetable toolbar, click Variant Mode (3). The week selection in the week pattern bar is cleared.
- In the week pattern bar, click each week that you want to reschedule the activity in. The timetable area displays those weeks' activities, for the item that you selected in the Views pane. In the week pattern bar, green squares indicate selected weeks, in which the activity will be rescheduled. Red squares indicate weeks in which the activity will remain unchanged.
Tip: To select a range, click then drag from the first week in the range to the last.
- Choose one of the following options:
Choose a new day and time, and let allocate suitable resources. At the new start time, the most suitable resources might not be the currently allocated resources. Choose a new day and time, and choose which resources are allocated. You can retain the currently allocated resources, or allocate specific other resources.
- To let Reschedule in the Scheduling menu. The activity is unscheduled, then it is automatically scheduled and allocated resources. If multiple activities are selected, reschedules each activity, one by one. You might use this feature if you have adjusted scheduling preferences, and you want the time, day, and resource allocation of activities to respect the new settings.
Note: If you select multiple activities then click Reschedule, reschedules each activity, one by one. Consequently, the rescheduling of each activity is constrained by the current time, day, and resource allocation of the other activities. An alternative strategy is to unschedule all the selected activities first, and then schedule them. automatically reschedule the activity, click
Result: The activity is rescheduled, and is selected in the table in the Activities pane.
Ifwas in variant mode, it creates variant activities whose teaching week patterns collectively match the original activity. The name of a variant activity contains its own week pattern.
- If the activity that you selected in step 1 was not a variant, it is hidden and replaced in the timetable by two variant activities. One variant represents the unchanged weeks and consequently has the same day and time, and resource allocation, as the hidden activity. A second variant represents the changed weeks. The hidden activity becomes the variant parent of the new variants.
- If the activity that you selected in step 1 was a variant, its week pattern is reduced, and a new variant represents the changed weeks. Both variant activities have the same variant parent.
- Tip: You can
add the Variant Parent column to the table in the Activities pane.
Aftercreates variants, it exits variant mode.