High School Period names linked to start & finish times make timetabling easier
Select Edit Settings from the VCS Main menu
Click on the "Period Settings" button
Enter a short "Period Name" such as P1 or P2D or Rc or Lu
Enter the period start and end time of day
Your Period Names can be selected in Edit Add.
Click on the period name to enter a class for times linked.
Period Names are shown in the mouse-over Tool-tip and zoom panel
Period Names are shown on Timetable and Listing prints.
Period Names are shown on HTML Internet timetables for cell phones.
New College naming conventions and features to suit
This includes choice of "Teacher", "Instructor", or "Lecturer" names etc
Ask your VSS contact to provide options and instructions
New Edit Add features - period selection of start and finish times
Edit Add allows selection of periods for High Schools and US Colleges
Progression through the details has been streamlined for all users
A 'Repeat Interval' panel is included to select 1,2,3,4-26 Weekly.
Mouse-over help is available on all prompts to assist with data entry decisions
Schedule end dates extended so class schedules span for years
Designed for US College client's Fall Schedules
VCS can now schedule over a span of years from start to finish
Select Edit Settings from the main menu
Simply select a start date - and an end date that suits your schedule period.
Timetable prints show period details and very short class details in full
Timetable box prints show 5 lines of details for even very short classes
A flexible print timescale has been designed for these box-like prints.
Articial intelligence programming shows all activities on one page.
Improved toggling between ALL and This week / Next Week
[Next Week] & [Previous Week] buttons on the main screen have been revised
[All weeks] still shows all the schedule activities on screen at once.
[Next Week] starts with your Edit Settings Starting Semester Week,
and further clicks display the next week's details
[Previous Week] reverses the display details, week by week
Java updated to latest available for compatibility and faster processing
The VCS system uses java - the computer language of the Internet.
Upgrading to the latest java version was a initially a big exercise.
but provided a lot of new features.....
Microsoft security patches were applied to protect VCS in your system.
VCS install automatically detects & loads 32 or 64 bit VCS systems
Microsoft has upgraded their 32 bit 'Windows' to 64 bits.
This larger 'word size' can address huge memory and massive disk drives.
All programs, including VSS, needed special upgrades to run on 64 bits.
The VSS download was changed to detect and load the correct VSS version.
Automatic Rollover from previous Semester class dates and weeks
Clients can now easily replicate their previous schedules for next Semester.
Open VSS, and select the VSS schedule file to replicate.
Select Edit, Settings from the main menu
Select Semester Start Date and select the new date using the calendar
Select Semester Ending Date and select the new date using the calendar
Select Term Break and select the start and end dates from the calendar
Click [OK] and VSS will Rollover previous event dates to the new ones.
Select File, SaveAs to create a new file for this new semester.
Add, Update, Delete and Copy events to suit your plans for this semester.
Import client timetable spreadsheets directly to VCS.
Importing client spreadsheets into VSS is now a whole lot easier!
VSS now looks for column headings in any order or sequence
Missing column data is noted but does not prevent upload.
Clients can use either Day and Weeks or Dates columns for classes
VSS needs 'Std' column headings to recognise the data type.
VSS needs spreadsheet files saved as common 'Tab-delimited' format.
Using VSS, try File, Export and save the output spreadsheet file
Open, change, update the spreadsheet file and then File, Import back to VSS
Existing College data files can be imported!
Just change columns headings to VSS 'std' headings
Save as 'Tab-delimited', text file.
VSS will accept a variety of day names, letters, numbers and combos
E.g. Mon, or M or 1 or 1-3 or 1,3,5 etc
Call for more information or email your file for a quick VSS file return.
New Calendar icons for easier Edit, Settings Semester start and end details
Semester Start and End 'weeks' have now been replaced.
Select dates from the calendar icons.
New Calendar icons for easier Edit, Settings Term Breaks and Public Holidays
Term Break Start and End 'weeks' have now been replaced.
Public Holiday Start and End 'days' have now been replaced.
Select dates from the calendar icons.
Timetable print reports now show dates and duplicates
Timetable 'Box' prints now show 28Feb - 30Jun for clarity
Duplicate classes in the same facility, same time and day are flagged +
Bi-weekly and Block Release scheduling for High School and College classes
Classes can now be scheduled bi-weekly or 1,2,4-26 Weekly etc
Select Edit, Add and select the weekly frequency from the drop-down.
E.g. 'Weekly', '4-Weekly' etc
VSS will calculate the teaching hours appropriately
Classes will show (or not) when scrolling through the weeks on screen.
HTML Internet Timetables for Student and Staff Cell Phones
VSS Timetables on the Web!
Android and I-Phones allow Students and Staff to see your latest timetables.
Students could view and select classes planned and proceed to enrolment.
Links are available to your web course details and enrolment forms!
HTML prints are now available for Classes, Rooms and Teaching staff
Posting them on your web-site, allows students and staff to get their own.
In VSS, just select File, Print, Timetables in Lists
Then select File, Web HTML Files, to automatically produce a HTML Index, HTML timetable summary and one HTML for each class or teacher etc.
Links are provided to re-direct to your enrolment or contact information.
Ask your Web administrator to upload these timetables to your web page.
Once on the web, students and staff can access your timetables on their phones.
Links to your enrolment systems from VSS Internet Timetables.
VSS Internet Timetables have preset HTML links to pages you can personalise.
Update the HTML page link
Or provide a new HTML page with a quick re-direct to your existing pages.
Students can then click and enrol after they review and choose a course of study!
'Verisign' shows Visual Cassroom Scheduler as genuine on Google searches.
VSS has been accepted by Verisign as a 'valid' software providor.
Verisign checks the VSS web-site daily for viruses protecting clients.
A 'Verisign' symbol is attached to Google search links for VSS
VSS Videos now available on-line!
VSS is creating vidoes to assist clients understanding of system features.
Hints and tips are also included - see the www.vss.com.au home page
Hope you enjoy the new features and write to us if you have some suggestions.
Cheers from the programming team!
We have quite a few more suggestions to implement this year
- so keep an eye on the VCS news.
Your V4.0 licence includes any free updates in 2012 - so you're welcome to ask.
Send Mail to: VCS Customer Service, firstname.lastname@example.org
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