This KB gives 3 senarios to help you to provide Cover for a teacher who has left the school, 1 If a staff member leaves and the timetable is taken over by just one supply teacher then the best option is to replace the leaver in Nova with the Supply person. The Supply […]
In order for students to be available for Transfer in to Options they must be in a Band in the New Year. This is often an issue is a student joins the school after the main bulk of students have been Transfered to Options. Check the folloing steps The students are entered in the current […]
There might be occasions during the planning of the student curriculum, when groups of students need to be transferred from one class to another during the course of the academic year. This is particularly useful if, for example, there are three groups of students attending Expressive Arts classes. At any one time during the academic […]
There are two ways to carry out Timetable rotations the first is if the Student are rotating and the Teacher & Room are staying the same the other is if the students are staying within the same room and the teacher are rotating. If the Students are rotating and the teacher/class is staying the same the […]
How to use the SIMS Options Module through the Hosted Application Service (SIMS Terminal Server) or locally hosted when using windows authenticated SIMS .net logins…
Add Items: Add a year: Click the + button at the top of the Year list. You can now enter the name for the year and the projected number of students. Add a block: Drag the Subject code over from the list on the right-hand side and drop it over the required band. Add a […]
1. Select Data | Alternative Curriculum 2. Click the New button 3. Enter the Prefix, Description and Subject as shown in the following graphic, and deselect the Always Active check box. If the intention was to schedule the unit at all periods of the cycle, then the Always Active check box would be left selected. […]
Resits differ from retakes in that a course is not actually taking place. From a School Census point of view, the start date, actual end date and planned end date are all set to the date of the re-sit when the status is set to ‘Resit’. However, such course dates could be inconvenient for exams […]
Retakes differ from re-sits in that a course is actually taking place. If students are in a class, they are classed as retakes and are treated exactly the same as any other course. However, if you put these students in classes where other students are staying in the class for a longer period, you should […]
There is no need to create academic classes to match registration groups for Lesson Registration purposes because Lesson Monitor will offer Registration groups for selection in Take Register is is it set up to do so. The only reason for creating academic classes to match registration groups for a registration period is so that they […]
On the Model screen in Nova-T6, use CTRL and UP or DOWN arrow to change the order of the years. This will correct the order on the Transfer Curriculum screen too. It also changes the order in which the schemes appear in the browse on Curriculum Assignment by Scheme in SIMS .net (though not for […]
For ‘extra classes’ in Nova-T6, all you need to do is: On the Model screen: add a block for them in the correct year. Add the class(es) to the block, with 0 periods. On the Classes screen: Assign the correct staff to the classes Assign Levels to the classes in Tools | Assign Levels There […]
Teachers Codes: In SIMS .net, check Focus | Person | Staff. Change the status to All and search for the teacher in question by inputting part of the surname and/or forename. If the person does not exist here, then they will need to be added, using the New button. Once the person has […]
The combing chart checks how well groups of staffed classes will fit into the timetable. It is useful to do this process before scheduling. Classes must be staffed and blocks must be built before using the combing chart. Blocks are staffed by teams of teachers. Where at least one teacher is allocated to two blocks, […]
Message appears in the right hand side of the Bands screen when a session is dragged over a particular period on the grid. This message also appears in the Clash information when trying to drag a row from the build onto the timetable Nova-T6 The message means that there is a Period Type on the […]
The problem is caused by the sessions screen not updating with changes to the classes screen. This can be checked on the report – Reports | Cluster/Session mismatches. If such changes are made on the classes screen, the system does not necessarily know what corresponding changes need to be made on the Sessions screen. e.g. […]
Teacher timetables cannot be bulk printed from Nova-T6. Bulk printing of teacher timetables can be done from SIMS .net using route Reports | Timetables | Staff Timetables. Indvidual staff timetables can be printed from Nova-T6 and an all staff timetable can be printed. Timetables for different groups of teachers can be printed using Timetable | […]
Some schools start next year’s curriculum early. – using the same timetable – using a new timetable Some schools see this as an introduction to next year’s courses and therefore do not record the students as actually starting these courses during the summer term. Some schools record students as starting the courses at this time. Using the […]
Nova-T Satellite Setup for Terminal Server customers.
How to add a Support Assistant to an existing class
One class is split to be used by 2 teachers in different rooms at the same time.
This option can be used to add 2 or more staff to teach a class at different times.
How to create and Load Automatic Backups in Nova-T6
See KB 55341 – From the Implementation Manager, make a backup of the implementation. Re-import the students from the SQL database. When the re-import is done, the students will appear on the right hand side of the screen and should be left there. Click OK and check that there is a tick in the box […]
Click here to see a list of codes which can be used to update the Activity Field in Nova T5…
When you changed the times in Nova T6 – on the cycle screen – you need to make sure you have put a colon between the hours and minutes. This will then save correctly and enable export of the cyle times to Sims.net.
Before sending the curriculum and timetable to Sims.net for the first time you need to check if the Timetable cycle has changed between one academic year and the next. For example you might have added an extra lesson to each day or even changed the timetable from a one week to a two week timetable. If […]
This is because one or more non-class codes does not have a description attached to it. Once this has been put right in Nova T6 the Timetable will be exported to Sims.net.
When you go into Reports/Print Timetables/Student Timetables/select student and tick preview layout the software takes you to a page which looks very similar to the equivalant page in Nova T 4. Press the Select Page button and adjust/edit the margins.
You need to change the block names so that they have unique names…