Scheduling use to edit course specific scheduling

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Scheduling – Use to edit course-specific scheduling information used by the engine when building student schedules. Equivalencies – Use to identify courses that are equivalent to this course and can replace stored grades when the repeated course grade suppression policy is enabled. New Courses Every time you offer a new course, enter the course into PowerSchool. If you are unsure if someone else added the course and made it available, navigate to School > Courses > Manage Courses for this school . The available course list will appear listing every course made available at your school, whether active or inactive. Scroll through the list looking for the course. If you find the course, select it and click Submit to make the course active. For a course to be listed on the available course list, it must be made available at the district level specifically for that school. Contact your district administrator if a course does not appear in the list of available courses and verify that you need to create a new course.
PowerSchool Counselor Skills Copyright © 2015 13 Activity 5 – Adding a New Course You could not find a course you need on the master course list and your administrator verified that it does not exist in PowerSchool. Add the new course. 1. On the Start Page, click School > Courses > New Course If you don’t have permission to add courses, your PowerSchool administrator will have to give you access or add the course at the district level. 2. Enter the course name 3. Enter the course number 4. Select the school year(s) the course is available 5. Enter 1 credit hour 6. Use the default values for the remaining fields 7. Click Submit Constraints for Automated Walk-In Scheduling If you use the Automated Schedule function, add limitations to keep PowerSchool from scheduling certain courses, students, and teachers. Constraints restrict the way the system loads students into courses that have been scheduled already. Use the fewest number of constraints required to accomplish your scheduling goals. There are five types of load constraints: Student Avoid – Specify that two selected students cannot be scheduled into any of the same course sections If there is only one section of the course available for scheduling, then the engine will ignore this constraint because the student cannot be scheduled anywhere else. Teacher Avoid – Specify that a student and teacher cannot be scheduled into any of the same course sections Student Free – Specify periods when a student must be free, such as when taking a course at another school Section Link – Specify that if students are enrolled in one course section, they must also be enrolled in another specific course section, such as Biology and Biology Lab Student Preference – Schedule a student into a particular course section, in a specific term, with a specific teacher Student Scheduling There are two ways to maintain student schedules: scheduling manually or using Automated Walk-In Scheduling. Manual scheduling is section specific. You pick specific sections in which to enroll the student, overriding the system-defined schedule if one exists.

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