Timetable course requests

Allowing students to request/register for courses by looking up the course id would be a great feature to have in Gibbon.

Hi William, welcome to the Gibbon community :smiley:

Can you share a bit more detail about what the workflow might look like for requesting courses? I have a course selection module in the works, it’s not ready for release yet but it’d be great to consider many different requirements as I work on it.


Hi Sandra,

A possible workflow could be…

Students requests courses from the student portal → Administrator runs the “scheduler”, which attempts to place students in the requested courses → If the scheduler ran into any problems, it lists the errors.

Hi William,

Yep, that sounds pretty much how my course selection works. It works on a few levels: defining course offerings, letting students select their courses, optionally approving their selections, and then running the selections through a timetabling engine that tries to come up with the best-fit for each student. Admin can adjust some of the weightings, favoring filling classes vs balancing them, balancing genders, etc. I have a bit of work to finish on it yet, but if you’d be interested in testing it let me know.

Hi Sandra,

I’d be interested in testing it out. Where can I find it?