Struggling to coordinate course scheduling across departments while enforcing institutional rules? CourseLeaf CLSS can help.
CourseLeaf CLSS takes your course scheduling process online with intuitive tools for visualizing schedule distribution, adding courses into valid meeting times, and publishing to your student information system (SIS), room scheduling software, and web and print formats.
One leading institution has reported a 90 percent decrease in data entry by their registrar's office because of CLSS, citing that more than 180,000 changes were no longer needed from registrar staff.
Analyzing course schedule data across multiple departments can be overwhelming. CLSS breaks down course scheduling data into a clear visual format so you can better understand weekly course distribution. With this visual format, you can filter by instructor, meeting pattern and course to visually review how the schedule is coming together. CLSS also features our Section Heat Map with a color-coded view of course distribution so you can balance the prime time and light time slots across campus.
CLSS includes a special visualization feature called the Snapper. This tool allows you to visualize conflicts to avoid when scheduling your classes. The Snapper positions those conflicts on a weekly calendar grid so departments can clearly see the best time to offer their classes.
Enforcing institutional scheduling rules across campus can seem like an impossible task. CLSS makes it easy to validate that departments have met institutional rules for planning courses. These rules are customized to your institution's needs and exceptions can be approved when needed. Certain institutional scheduling rules can be applied to appropriate departments and classes to ensure departmental needs are met. CourseLeaf's advanced reporting tools also help you catch errors when creating and modifying a section.
CourseLeaf's online interface provides intuitive editing, review and approval tools that allow all members within a department to collaborate on building the schedule of classes. Faculty and staff can propose new courses and drag them into valid meeting times on a calendar view while also seeing where related courses are scheduled. With just one click, faculty and staff can validate their schedule of classes and instantly see any errors so that adjustments can be made before submitting updates.
CLSS allows your institution to maintain central control of the course scheduling process while decentralizing edits to individual departments. This allows you to automate your review and approval workflow to manage who participates at different stages. Administrators can easily approve or reject updates and can make exceptions to institutional scheduling rules when needed.
Once the schedule of classes has been finalized and approved, CLSS can share the information to your student information system (SIS), provide information to room scheduling software, and publish to web (HTML), spreadsheet (XML) and print (PDF) formats.
Additional Feature Available for CLSS
Faculty Scheduling Preferences
TeachPref handles the work of coordinating faculty schedules, replacing the headaches and workload of manually updating schedules between terms. With TeachPref, faculty select preferred courses and times using customized dashboards and department administrators have visibility into scheduling with customized reporting tools. This feature can be added to CLSS or can be purchased as a stand alone tool for your institution.
Integration with Room and Event Scheduling Platforms
A new integration between CourseLeaf and CollegeNET combines course scheduling and automated best-case room placement to deliver efficient and optimal schedule building.
Now, schedulers can visualize overscheduled time periods and quickly identify alternatives weeks before the room optimization process. Campuses can schedule smarter with informed decisions by integrating your class and room/event scheduling solutions.
The integration allows schedulers to quickly and efficiently select the best room and class section pairings using room scheduler data while building a schedule in CLSS, eliminating the need to move between systems. Importantly, the integration provides the Look and Book functionality and flexibility to plan multiple scenarios, forecast demand, and create an optimized and efficient course and room schedule.
For inquiries or to set up a private demonstration, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This integration is currently available with CollegeNET’s 25Live