Allocate+ features and functionality

A typical Allocate+ screen

Units and activities

The units and their activities are listed on the left side of Allocate+. For an explanation of the unit code and activities, see unit codes and abbreviations.

Activity status

The status appears next to the activities.

Icons

The icons appear to the right of the status indicating whether you’ve allocated a timeslot for the activity or if you have and it is pending.

This activity has been allocated a timeslot.

exclamation mark on orangeYou’ve entered a preferred timeslot but the final timetable hasn’t been sorted yet.

exclamation icon There’s no timeslot selected for this activity yet. You need to enter a preferred time.


Buttons

When you click on an activity, buttons appear next to the scheduled activity times.

select button You can select the timeslot.

white tick on green circle You’re allocated into a timeslot. You can change your allocation to any timeslot with a SELECT button.

full button There are currently no places available in this class. You can select the heart icon if you'd like to request a swap into the activity time provided you're allocated in another timeslot. See Swap function below for further details.

clash button The class for this activity clashes with your allocation for another activity. To allocate into this timeslot, you'll need to change your allocation for the other activity.


Swap function

heart icon in red During allocation adjustment mode, you can request to swap into a full class by clicking the heart icon. You can make multiple swap requests for a class, whether or not you're allocated to another timeslot. When your swap request is recorded, the heart turns red. If you change your mind, simply click the heart icon again so it turns grey. You'll be notified by email if a swap is found. See fix timetable problems for further details on swap.

Deallocate

rubbish bin If you’re allocated into an activity and you want to deallocate (remove yourself) from that activity, simply click on the bin icon.

For further details, see fix timetable problems.

Live streaming

Live streaming allows you to watch a lecture or seminar online in real time, from anywhere, using your own device. You can also participate in online discussions (where enabled) and make notes on the video that you can review later.

You can allocate yourself into a live-streamed option in Allocate+. All live-streaming classes are marked LS.

Delayed viewing

speaker with sound waves Some lectures and seminars can be watched through Learning Capture in Moodle. You can allocate yourself to the Learning Capture option, indicated by a speaker icon and LC in the activity column. This enables you to attend one lecture and view another at a different time. So if you allocate yourself to a Learning Capture activity, you can also allocate yourself to another activity with the same timeslot (despite it creating a clash on your timetable).

Preferences and the percentage %

If you need to enter preferences for an activity, instead of buttons, you’ll see a preference column and the system will tell you how many preferences you need to enter.

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The percentage in the preference column shows the popularity of the timeslot. So you can see the percentage of students who picked this timeslot from the total number of students who can attend it. Entering a preference in a timeslot with a low popularity may increase your chance of getting into it.

Location and description

For an explanation of the locations and descriptions, see unit codes and abbreviations.

Calendar view

grid of six in red circle Near the top of the screen, you can switch to a calendar view of your timetable.

Planner

To plan your timetable ahead of time, use the timetable planner in Allocate+. The planner is available during the Allocate+ preference entry period onwards. Use the planner to check options for units you’re currently enrolled in, and view times for units you’re interested in.

Once you’ve drafted the plan, you can allocate directly into activities if there are spaces available. For further details, see student timetable planner.

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