Allocate+ terminology and system modes
|Allocate+||The timetable system for working out clash-free and fair activity timetables for students.||To ensure a fair process, the first students to enter preferences do not get priority.|
|Preference entry mode||
In this mode, students can enter preferred times for unit activities.
|Students select activities for the units they are enrolled in.|
|Sort||After preference entry mode, the system sorts students into activity time slots that work best for most students.||About 80% of students will get their first preference.
Not everyone will initially get a clash-free timetable so you must check it.
|Allocation adjustment mode||In this mode, students can::
- change the activities allocated to them - if there are free time slots available
- enter new choices if a faculty has added new activities based on popular demand.
|During adjustment mode, the system works on a first-come, first-served basis.
|Special cases||Some faculties and campuses open in allocation adjustment mode only:
||There is no preference entry mode and sort.
Activities are filled on a first-come, first-served basis to encourage early enrolment.
|For some courses, the faculty creates your timetable. You do not need to enter preferences or adjust allocations for:
||In these instances, Allocate+ is in read-only mode, allowing you to view but not edit.|
|Some activities need to close adjustment mode early, such as some laboratory classes in Science and Medicine.||Contact details to change the activity time may display next to these read-only activities.|
|Read-only mode||This mode allows students to look at their timetable and room allocations.||No changes can be made in this mode.|
|Auto allocated||Students are automatically allocated to an activity time slot. They do not have a choice.||Students still need to check auto allocated activities to ensure a location and time is assigned to each activity.|
|%||Shows the popularity of a time slot (how many students picked this slot out of the total number of students who can attend the time slot).||Entering a preference in a time slot with low popularity may increase your chance of getting into that time slot.|
|Green flag||Shows time slots that must be included when selecting preferences (if they appear).||Entering a preference in a time slot with a flag may increase the chance of getting into that time slot.|
|Unit is FULL||No more places are available for this activity.||Check online if your faculty will schedule more.
Attend one of the listed activities until this is resolved
|Unit is (turned) OFF||The unit is not available for preference entry or allocation adjustment||Contact your faculty for further information|
|Allocate+ is turned OFF||The Allocate+ system is offline||Check again later|