The Visual Schedule Builder allows you to quickly sort through thousands of options to find the best timetable for you.

Load your courses into the Visual Schedule Builder

Open your Academic Requirements Report

Your first step is to load the courses you wish to take, from your Academic Requirements report, into the Visual Schedule Builder.

To access your Academic Requirements report:

  1. Log into myStudent Centre
  2. Under the "Academics" section, click the "My Academics" link
  3. In the Academic Requirements panel, click the "View my advisement report" link.

Load your course queue

  1. In your Academic Requirements report, select the courses you wish to add to your timetable by clicking on the "Add to Queue" icon.
  2. Click the "X" icon or "Clear" to remove courses.
  3. Once you're happy with your selection, click "Build Schedule" to launch the Visual Schedule Builder.

 

Load courses into the Visual Schedule Builder

    1. Click "Got it" to dismiss the "Import my Course Queue" notification
    2. Select the term for which you're creating a timetable
    3. Click the "Import my Course Queue" link to load your courses to the Visual Schedule Builder.


The Visual Schedule Builder

Once you're in the Visual Schedule Builder you can narrow the types of schedule you'll see by selecting your preferred campus or mode of instruction.

You can also see detailed information on the courses and classes you have selected.

Campus and mode of instruction selection

In the Select Courses panel you can select your preferred Campus and Mode of Instruction.

You can check and uncheck courses to add or remove them in your schedule.


Additional information and filters

  1. In your list of courses, you can click on the drop down arrow for more information on the selected course.
  2. For more (or less) information on the classes in your schedule, toggle the "Class Details" option on and off.
  3. Use the Filter options to remove closed classes and waitlisted classes from your schedule options (recommended)



Find the schedule for you

Now that you've selected your courses and defined your class selection criteria, you can find the schedule that works for you.

Scroll through Schedule Options

You can scroll through your available schedules using the arrow tabs in the Visual Schedule Builder. To scroll quickly use the arrow keys on your keyboard.

However, with thousands of options available to you, you'll probably want to refine your options at little!

Sort by schedule preferences

The Sort By feature will prioritise schedules according to your preferences. If you're not a morning person, you can see schedules with classes later in the day. If you want to reduce your commute times, you can bunch your classes together across the fewest number of days possible.

Block off personal times

If certain times don't work for you, use the Personal Times feature to block off days or times.

To use the Personal Time feature

  1. Click on the start time of your Personal Time and drag the mouse to when you want your Personal Time to end. Your Personal Time will show as a greyed out block in your schedule.
  2. For example if you work 10am to 3pm on Mondays, click on the Schedule at 10am and drag the mouse down to 3pm. Don't forget to give yourself time to travel to class (and maybe grab some lunch.)

The Personal Times feature will not remove schedules from the Schedule Builder. It will just prioritise schedules that work for you. You can also combine the Personal Times and Sort by features to really target your perfect timetable.

Pin the classes you want

Once you've found a class time that works for you, you can "pin" it. You can then continue to search for schedules that include that class slot.

As you pin classes the number of available Schedule options will decrease.

To pin a class, click on the class in the schedule or click on the class section in the Course Queue panel.

Save your favourite schedules

Once you find a schedule that works for you, save it to your favourites. You can then search for other options without losing your preferred schedules.

You can then load your schedule when the time comes to enrol.

Share and Print your schedule

Use the "Share" option to generate a URL that you can share with members of your study group or your OTR records specialist.

You can also print off a copy of your schedule, if desired.



Validate and enrol in courses

You've found your perfect schedule! Add it to your Shopping Cart and validate your selection before enrolling.

Add courses to your Shopping Cart

To add courses to your Shopping Cart:

  1. Click the "Get this schedule" button. This will open the "Getting Schedule" panel.
  2. Review that the class information is correct.
  3. Make sure the drop down menu is set to "Add to Cart". Click "Do this action".
  4. Once the courses have been added to your Shopping Cart, click "Return to Select Classes".

 

 

Validate courses in your shopping cart

Once the courses have been added to your Shopping Cart, use the validate feature to confirm you can take the classes.

  1. To validate classes. Click the "Validate Shopping Cart" button

If all classes are successfully validated, click the "Back" button and enrol in the courses. If a class is not successfully validated you may need to select a different class time or return to your Academic Requirements report and load a new course into the Visual Schedule Builder.


Enrol in courses

To add courses to your Shopping Cart:

  1. Click the "Get this schedule" button. This will open the "Getting Schedule" panel.
  2. Review that the class information is correct.
  3. Make sure the drop down menu is set to "Checkout (Enroll)". Click "Do this action".
  4. Once the courses have been added to your Shopping Cart, click "Return to Select Classes".

Congratulations! You have your timetable!