Period Distribution tab
The same subject cannot be taught more than once on the same day
A subject may only be scheduled once per day (even when it occurs in various couplings). Periods will go unscheduled if this condition cannot be respected and if the slider control is on 5.
Avoid errors with double periods
There are two types of double period errors in Untis: the breaking up of intended double periods and the coincidental creation of unintended double periods when the same subject is scheduled in consecutive periods. Optimisation gives more importance to respecting intended double periods.
Periods will go unscheduled if the 'Avoid errors with double periods' condition cannot be respected and if the slider control is on 5.
The flag (2)' Subject allowed more than once a day' for a lesson sets the weighting for 'Avoid errors with double periods' to 0 ('unimportant') while the flag '(D) Strictly respect double periods' boosts its importance. This boost may go so far as to prevent a lesson from being scheduled if the double period condition cannot be respected.
2 periods/week - subjects not on consecutive days
This weighting factor refers to lessons with 2 weekly periods (no double period) and is intended to distribute lessons evenly over the week. A high weighting facto prevents the lesson periods being held on consecutive days. It also prevents a period being scheduled on the last day of the week and another on the first day of the following week.
3 periods/week - subjects not on consecutive days
This weighting factor functions in a similar way to the previous weighting factor, but here for 3 periods in the week.
Even distribution of periods of a subject across a day
If, for example, a class has a subject in the third period on Mondays, the third period should be avoided on other days of the week. The following weighting factor achieves the opposite.
Try to place the same lesson at the same time on different days
If, for example, a class has a subject in the third period on Mondays the subject should also be taught in the third period on other days.