When scheduling courses manually, it is helpful to know what groups of courses students registered for in order to schedule popular courses into different periods of the day thus minimizing conflicts. jmc's conflict analysis tool will determine the number of potential conflicts between any selected groups of courses and even identify the affected students so you can spread your courses out across the day making room for the most number of students to be able to take your courses.
To view the number of potential conflicts and students affected, log in to jmc Office and go to Schedules > Develop > Conflict Analysis.
Step One: Select a radio button from the "Timeframe" box to specify which term(s) to run the student scheduling conflict analysis for.
Step Two: Select a course or multiple courses from the “Courses” list to run the report for and have them added to the “Selected Courses” box for easy viewing.
Helpful Tip: Accidentally selected the wrong course? No problem! Click the course in the "Selected Courses" list to remove it and return it to the "Courses" list.
Step Three: Enter the maximum number of conflicts between courses in the “Show Courses...” field to have the report exclude courses with too many potential conflicts with the selected courses.
Helpful Tip: Typically, during scheduling, you will look for courses having zero potential conflicts indicating the course could be scheduled at the same time as the selected courses without causing a conflict.
Step Four: Select the grade level range using the appropriate drop-down lists to further filter the list of courses down to just those courses assigned to students in the specified grade levels.
Step Five: Click the "Run Analysis >>>" button to view the analysis based on the timeframe, courses selected, number of conflicts, and grade(s) selected.
Fun Fact: A list will be displayed in the "Conflict List" box of the courses matching the criteria entered showing the course number, the course name, and the number of potential conflicts.
Helpful Tip: Click a course in the “Conflict List” to see the students who are registered for the course and the courses from the "Selected Courses" list.
Step Six: Click the "Show Report" button to view the conflict list as a report.
Step Seven: Click the "Print" button to print the student scheduling conflict analysis report.
Helpful Tip: Want to run another student scheduling conflict analysis report with different courses? Click the "Select New List" button to clear the "Conflict List" and begin selecting new courses.