The Options process is an integral part of the timetabling process, and one you want to get right. Typically 'Options' is done by the school timetabler, and inefficient or ineffective option columns will have a negative impact on the timetable overall. Hence, it is important to use appropriate software that can satisfy as many students as possible.
The options process can be quite time consuming as typically letters are sent home, for the student and parent to complete, the paperwork is returned and then keyed into a piece of software. T.O.O.L.S (TimeTabler Options On-Line System) can help reduce the timescales, labour and margin for error as the parents/carers can enter their preferences on-line.
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Let us worry about all the geeky stuff while you get on with more important matters. We will host and configure T.O.O.L.S for you, and all you need to do is provide students and parents with the link to your dedicated webspace, where they can complete their option choices quickly and simply. Once all the students have completed their selections, your staff will be able to simply download the finished file. Absolutely no manual data-entry is needed, therefore the scope for error is much reduced.