Replacing a Teacher in Nova T6

If the incoming teacher is replacing an outgoing teacher and is taking over all of the curriculum responsibilities., edit both the code and name of the outgoing teacher in Plan | Teachers | Edit and overtype the outgoing teachers details with the replacing teacher. The timetable will be allocated to the new teacher. The new teacher […]

Assigning a teacher to two classes in different blocks (even different years) at the same time

On the Band screen, schedule a session for one block by clicking and dragging it from the left hand column of the screen and dropping it on the required period.  When the second block with the same teacher is then scheduled in the same way, the Displaced Units window will appear.  Check the  information and […]

Assigning a teacher to two classes in the same block at the same time

There are 2 alternatives: 1. Use Minimum Periods In the Model screen, Increase the minimum periods of, for example, a 5 period block, to 6 periods.  Do this by right clicking on the block and choosing Minimum Periods. In the block screen drag all but one of the classes on to fit in with the […]

How to deal with a staff leaver’s timetable for Cover

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 […]

How to use the Student Carousel Wizard

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 […]

How to use the SIMS Options Module through the Hosted Application Service (SIMS Terminal Server)

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…


How do I make the registration periods appear on student timetables?

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 […]

How do I set up non timetabled classes?

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 […]

What is the purpose of the Combing Chart?

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, […]

Type mismatch when scheduling a block

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 […]

Teacher changes made on the classes screen are not reflected on the blocks screen.

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. […]

How do I bulk print the teacher timetables?

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 | […]

Advice on starting the Timetable early.

  Starting Next Year’s – Starting Next Year’s Curriculum Early Guide Applicable to 2015 onwards 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 […]

I have imported my students into Options and they all had a reg group attached. These have now disappeared.

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 […]

When I try to send the Timetable from Nova T6 to Sims.net I get a critical error -“Cycles do not match”.

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 […]