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Information for staff

CMIS data is used by the University for a wide range of purposes. Its most immediate use is the teaching timetable.

The teaching timetable is put together according to a wide range of rules which determine when and how different resources may be used. At its simplest this may mean the weeks, days and times that may be used or modules that must be studied to follow a particular programme.

What may be changing in 2017/18?

There are likely to be a number of changes to our timetable process schedule aimed at giving timetable coordinators more time to complete some key tasks, as well as helping to avoid crunch points and conflicting deadlines. We are in the planning phase for the next round of timetabling currently so more details to follow when we publish our schedule for 2017/18.

Use of CMIS Event Data

CMIS data feeds into other systems. In order for these other systems to work correctly the data in CMIS needs to be accurate.

CMIS Data feeds

Who creates the Teaching Timetable?

Our timetable has been created over a number of years and we use a roll forward of the main dataset as a basis to start the timetabling work. In conjunction with Module Convenors and Heads of Department, Timetable Coordinators check the roll forward data for accuracy and relevance, input new delivery, delete those event surplus to requirements, amend group sizes or number of sub groups based on likely intakes and known continuing student numbers, and clash check all delivery based on the new course structures and student choices for that year.

When is the Teaching Timetable created?

Traditionally a new CMIS dataset is created in April each year and opened to Timetable Coordinators to tidy up existing delivery and input new. Working with IT and Student Records, we import modules and course structures following Curriculum Planning and Diet writing. This then allows clash-checking and timetabling of new events to be done.


The Timetabling office can advise you on extension 5006 / 2139 / 1721

For technical help:

  • Contact theIT Service Desk by email or phone 0116 252 2253

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