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Scheduler Module settings and parameters

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The Scheduler module let you configure per instance a small amount of important parameters. these parameters might change the overall behaviour of the appointment system.

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Scheduler Name And Description (not shown)

As usual the name and the description are used as short reference (resp. description) in the course or the scheduler index.

Role Name Of The Attendant

The scheduler might be used not only in a strict pedagogic relationship (student->teacher). Some institution might not even use the word of teacher for the attendant. Here could you change the label used when the attendant's quality is mentionned to the student eyes.


This parameter allows switching between the "one only" and the "one at a time" mode.

  • One only: The student will be allowed to appoint only one time in this scheduler. He will not be allowed to appoint for a new slot, event if his previous appointment has been concluded and marked as "seen".
  • One at a time: The student will be allowed to appoint as soon as his current appointment has been marked as seen. This allows multiple encounters between student and teacher in the scope of this scheduler purpose.

Reuse Guard Time

This parameter sets up the guard time for keeping volatile slots.

When a slot is declared as volatile (not reusable), it will be automatically deleted when a student changes is appointment assignation, feeing completely the slot, or when a teacher revokes all appointments on it. The deletion takes place when the slot starts too close to the actual date.

The parameter specifies the delay, from "now", under which a freed slot will be deleted and will not be available for further appointments.

Default Slot Duration

Specifies the default duration of a slot (in minutes) when adding slots. This value can be overridden when adding slots.


Specifies the grading scales that might be used to grade the student's interview.


Allows enabling or disabling mail notification service for this scheduler. If set to "no", no message will be sent when moving, removing or adding an appointment.

Grading Strategy

When mode is "one at a time", a single student might accumulate more than one "seen" appointment. There are two way of calculating the given grade for the appointments:

  • Take the mean grade: The grade will be the mean of all given grades for that student in the scheduler.
  • Take the highest grade: The highest grade over all the appointments will be retained for grading.

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