Timetable Support System

Timetable Support

System overview

The web-based application which provides a number of clash and availability checking reports for the timetabling process. It also features tools for allocating students and editing the Online Timetable display. It draws it's information from CMIS and, occasionally, directly from Portico.

Launch Timetable Support

Live system
» Timetable Support Live site

Basic Details

Organisational overview
  • Developed in-house by ISD
Registration requirements
- Any member of staff can access with their UCL userid and password.
System requirements
- HTML-based website, compatible with most modern browsers.

System features

  • An overview of the targets and measures of the timetable's completeness, available per department.
  • See which modules are set as running in Portico. Compare this to modules in CMIS, based on previous datasets.
  • Enter a module/department and see all modules which share a diet (by year). Degree programme list also available.
  • Enter a degree programme to see the full diet listed for that degree (or all degrees for a department). Includes options and clash checking.
  • For a given modules, shows other modules being taken by the same students, ranking them in order of crossover popularity. Also allows clash checking and various filtering by size options.
  • Select routes with 'streams' and use the reporting psuedo-streams in CMIS to create stream combinations and find compulsory/optional module overlaps and perform clash checking.
  • Finds lecturers timetabled either by department or module, or searching for individual lecturers, gives their current timetable and any clashes therein, as well as links to their grid timetable.
  • For your department, see what the current set up of student subgroup assignment is. Set a module to be automatically assigned, upload a spreadsheet of assignments or assign on an individual basis.
  • Returns the modules that are available to be selected eitehr in specific blocks or alongside specified modules. Select modules either manually or by diet.
  • Define a timetable to be used for a department/year in the Online Timetable, using modules (with groups on/off), departments and non-modular events.
  • » Online Timetable Generator
    Define a timetable to be used for a department/year in the Online Timetable, using modules (with groups on/off), departments and non-modular events.


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Clash checking

Check within and between departmental timetables for clashing events. Either in collaboration with other departments or using available tools.
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Manual subgroup allocation

Subgroups can be manually allocated either via CMIS directly or using the spreadsheet upload function on the Timetable Support site.
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