Edval provides excellent support for semester based classes. Classes can be linked to run together, facilitating students crossing over from one course to another mid-term. This is often quite difficult to achieve with other timetable packages, without manually defining specific periods for these classes to ‘ensure’ they run together.
Edval links semester classes easily, and without users needing to define any particular time the class is scheduled to run, which maximises the quality of solutions. Edval also directly supports the more complex ‘floating’ semester classes. You may have several year groups, such as 7A, 7B and 7C. If these students need to do first semester of Latin and second semester French, Edval can schedule classes to both float as independent year groups, while the semester classes within these groups are linked. Edval even permits multiple floating semester classes, such as History / Geography and Latin / French across multiple year groups. These complex class structures are extremely easy to define using the Edval software, but best of all, our Valkenburg engine enables these classes to be automatically scheduled clash-free with a minimum of fuss.
For those who don’t want to link semester classes in the timetable or do not have the resource or structure to do this, Edval has an easy answer. You can simply reassign teachers to semester classes regardless of where they are, and Edval’s automatic clash resolution will clean up your timetable accordingly. Simple!