Pre-school year events

Asked by muchio on 2011-06-09

Hi,

Shooltool 1.6

I'm having difficulties entering training event which starts before the first school year and ends on the second week of the first semester. It's like a pre-training which is the part of the first year education program.

The problem is that education period at our education institution has different start date for different year. E. g.
first course starts on 01 August, 2011 - ends on 03 August, 2012;
second course starts 01 September, 2011 - ends on 03 August, 2012;
third course starts 01 September, 2011 - ends on 03 August, 2012;
etc.

How could I solve this issue? Any tips?

Cheers!
Marius

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2011-08-16
Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #1

Hi Marius.

So the training starts, say, July 15 and ends August 15?

muchio (marius-gricius) said : #2

Yep, you may say so.

Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #3

What information about the training is important within the system?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #4

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muchio (marius-gricius) said : #5

Up.

I'm sorry, for delay. I was on leave.
Currently, no specific information required for pre-school year event, as it's just a regular practical work, which is evaluated at the beginning of school year.

I'm not sure there's anything you can do about it, because I think i'ts the ST design problem, because it relies on period based planning rather than group based planning where every group could have different (flexible) education period start/end.

But if you come up with the solution, please share.

Regards,
Marius

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Gediminas Paulauskas (menesis) said : #7

You can create a schoolyear that starts and ends mid-summer, and create terms like pre-school, autumn, spring, post-school, and only put the learning courses in autumn and spring terms. But if the training events end when the first term has already started, this setup is not possible, because terms cannot overlap.

You can make the schoolyear/term start earlier, then change the schedule of a section to have a different start/end date than the term has. But this way you have to edit each section, and there's many of them.

Also, it is possible to add Events that are not in the schoolyear. Then create an activity that is due the second week to evaluate it. Events and activities are not related anyway. But if you want a pre-school section with a schedule and members, but that does not fit in a term... Then you hit a design limitation, sorry.

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