Adding date range for Sections

Asked by Paul Mannino on 2014-06-05

I teach at a small flight school. We do not have the concept of YEARs or TERMs. We have COURSEs (probably 6) and run SECTIONs continuously and serially throughout the year. Each SECTION has a specified starting date and ending date. There's a long course that's roughly 14 days and a short course that's roughly 4 days.

COURSEs are I300 and R300. SECTION titles include the starting month, alpha, and the year.

I'd like to specify date ranges for each of the associated sections as follows:
I300-1A-14 1/4/2014 1/20/2014
I300-1B-14 1/15/2014 1/30/2014
I300-1C-14 1/30/2014 2/14/2014

R300-1A-14 1/6/2014 1/9/2014
R300-1B-14 1/13/2014 1/16/2014
R300-2A-14 2/10/2014 2/15/2014

I set up my YEAR from 2014-01-01 until 2017-12-31. I tried to create a TERM for each range of SECTION dates, but got an error that said they overlapped. Is it possible to do what I want? I didn't see dates in the SECTIONS GUI.

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Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #1

Hi Paul,

Yes, this is something that needs to be updated in the documentation.

Just set up one term spanning the whole year.

When you create a section, there is a Schedule link in the section's sidebar. Click that, click Add: Schedule.

Then you'll see tabs for Terms and Custom Date Range. You can use the Custom Date Range tab to select whatever start and end dates you need.

Paul Mannino (pmannino) said : #2

Thank you for your prompt reply. I saw that, but it requires a TIMETABLE. We're not using those either. How would I go about fudging on of those?

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Subject: Re: [Question #249810]: Adding date range for Sections

Your question #249810 on SchoolTool changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/schooltool/+question/249810

    Status: Open => Answered

Tom Hoffman proposed the following answer:
Hi Paul,

Yes, this is something that needs to be updated in the documentation.

Just set up one term spanning the whole year.

When you create a section, there is a Schedule link in the section's
sidebar. Click that, click Add: Schedule.

Then you'll see tabs for Terms and Custom Date Range. You can use the
Custom Date Range tab to select whatever start and end dates you need.

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Paul Mannino (pmannino) said : #3

Answered my own question. I just created one TIMETABLE stretching from 00:00 - 23:59. I can probably break this up after my prototype demo.

Thanks!

Paul Mannino
Instructor Pilot

Office: (703)735-6272 (Best number to call M-F 8-5)
Mobile: (703)282-5276 (I don't carry this with me during office hours)
Home: (703)729-2966

Website: http://www.PotomacFlightTraining.com/
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From: <email address hidden> [<email address hidden>] on behalf of Tom Hoffman [<email address hidden>]
Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2014 3:02 PM
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Subject: Re: [Question #249810]: Adding date range for Sections

Your question #249810 on SchoolTool changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/schooltool/+question/249810

    Status: Open => Answered

Tom Hoffman proposed the following answer:
Hi Paul,

Yes, this is something that needs to be updated in the documentation.

Just set up one term spanning the whole year.

When you create a section, there is a Schedule link in the section's
sidebar. Click that, click Add: Schedule.

Then you'll see tabs for Terms and Custom Date Range. You can use the
Custom Date Range tab to select whatever start and end dates you need.

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Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #4

Is there some kind of pattern to the times when sections meet?

Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #5

Or, yeah, just fake it. ;-)

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