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'(X) Lock', '(i) Ignore' and 'Text'


The way 'Lock (X) ', 'Ignore (i) ' and 'Text' work were explained in chapter ' Entries for all master data elements and lessons '.


(D) Respect double periods


Checking this box means that the number of allowed (desired) double periods must be respected for this lesson at all costs by the optimisation. This also applies when double periods have been excluded for a lesson ('0-0' in the field 'Double periods min., max.').




Please use this flag sparingly (if in doubt, please do not use it at all). It places a severe restriction on the optimisation - especially for subjects with a large number of periods. Before using it, it is advisable to increase the corresponding weighting parameter ('Avoid errors with double periods') to 5 if necessary (please refer to chapter "Weighting | Period Distribution" tab ).


Please also note that an entry in the field 'Double periods min., max.' is required in order for double periods to be handled correctly.


Setting the (D) flag excludes the use of of the (2) flag.


(2) Subject allowed more than once per day (2)


Untis optimisation assumes that a subject may be scheduled for a class only once per day except when blocked periods or double periods are desired. You can use this flag to override these - highly weighted - boundary condition. Untis will then be allowed to schedule the subject as is assumed appropriate.


(R) Scheduling of fringe periods


Some subjects are not attended by all students of a class. Therefore they should preferentially be scheduled at the beginning or the end of a halfday, hours which are outside of the core timetable and are called fringe periods. Students not attending these subjects can either start school later, leave school earlier or their lunch break is longer.


According to the following weighting settings, fringe periods are preferably scheduled in the first or the last period of the day, however, not between the morning and the afternoon.






Student group


When a group is divided you can enter an appropriate group name in this field.




Warning: Unique student group

The names of the student groups must be unique school wide, i.e. you cannot enter 'Group 1' for both lessons, English and French, although the students in this group are the same.




Note: Automatic assignment of student group name

If you enter '?' in the field 'student group', Untis automatically assigns a name to the student group, which is a combination of the classes and the subject involved.



When transferring data to WebUntis, the student groups used in Untis are also transferred. In WebUntis you need to assign students to the individual student groups.