Class Schedules and Rotations

Overview

In this unit, get an overview of class schedules, blocks, and rotations. 

Demo Database: Comprehension questions and tasks follow each video. You can use your own school's database or our "Learn" demo database, the URL and credentials for which are listed in our customer support portal (separate login required). Contact your school's point person or your Veracross account manager with questions.

Rotations and Blocks

After watching this video answer or complete the following:

  1. Can you have block records without a rotation? Why or why not?
  2. How do you add a new block to the database? It can meet anytime, but only on Mondays and Wednesdays and should only be applied to Upper School.
  3. What would you need to do if a school requests a new rotation?

Schedule Records

After watching this video answer or complete the following:

  1. What is the "Meeting Times" field useful for in a Find Classes query?
  2. "I want to see the schedule for a certain class!" How can you make this happen?
  3. How do you override start and end times for a class's schedule?
  4. What is the Auto-Schedule Block field used for?
  5. Besides Axiom, what are the other ways that you can set up class schedules? 

Calendar Day Rotation

After watching this video answer or complete the following:

  1. Where is one place you can see what today’s rotation is?
  2. How would you switch one of the “Day 1A” to a different rotation day? How do you Initialize the Calendar from that date forward so everyday after follows the rotation properly?
  3. Highlight the process for adding an alternate block schedule to one day on the rotation calendar.

Alternate Block Schedules

After watching this video answer or complete the following:

  1. What is an example of when a school would need an alternate block schedule?
  2. How can you tell if there is an alternate block schedule for today?
  3. How do you add a new alternate block schedule and then add it to a calendar day? 
  4. How about removing that block schedule from that calendar day? 

Schedule Troubleshooting

After watching this video answer or complete the following:

  1. Run a query that includes only classes where “Meets Today” = Yes.
  2. How do you run the “Generate Attendance for Today” procedure?
  3. Name 2 things to check if a teacher is noticing attendance not generating on the portal.