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Schedule Saturday-only and Friday-Saturday Classes

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Schedule Saturday-only and Friday-Saturday Classes

This is a tutorial for class scheduling staff only. No log in is required.

Introduction

This guide reviews how CSUN staff granted security access to the Schedule of Classes (SOC) schedule classes that begin before or end after weekday classes. Providing exact start and end dates is important because the room utilization program used by Room Reservations signals Physical Plant Management (PPM) to set up rooms (keys and air conditioning) and students will know when the first and last class meetings are scheduled.

Follow the rules below or find exact dates listed in current build instructions:

  1. Saturday-only (S) classes start on the first day published in the Academic Calendar (http://www.csun.edu/facultyaffairs/calendar/).
  2. Saturday-only (S) classes end on the last day published in the Academic Calendar.
  3. Friday-Saturday (FS) classes start on the same day as Saturday-only classes EXCEPT when weekday classes start first. Then FS classes start on Friday during the first week of instruction and no date changes are needed on the Basic Data or Meetings pages.
  4. Friday-Saturday (FS) classes always end on or before the last day of formal instruction.

The rules above do not apply to PACE or accelerated classes that may include a one or more Saturday sessions. Refer to the Build Instructions for specific dates or contact your SOLAR Coordinator if you are unsure about class start and end dates.

To begin, schedule basic class information as you would any class section. Then add four additional items (described in this guide) to successfully schedule classes that begin before or end after weekday classes, they are:

  1. Change the start and end dates on the Basic Data page
  2. Add a class attribute
  3. Change the start and end dates on the Meetings page
  4. Add a Free Format class note

Step 1

After logging into the myNorthridge Portal:

  1. Click SOLAR SA.
  2. Click Maintain Schedule of Classes.
Class scheduling components display.

Step 2

Navigate to the weekend class section.

On the Basic Data page:

  1. Replace the Start Date.
  2. Replace the End Date.

Add a new Class Attribute:

  1. Click the plus (+) sign to add a new row.
  2. Enter WKND in the Course Attribute field.
  3. Enter SAT or SUN or FS (or use the Look Up menu to view a list of available attribute values).

Go to the Meetings page.

Friday-Saturday (FS) classes start on the same day as Saturday-only classes unless weekday classes start first in the Academic Calendar. Then, schedule your FS classes as you would any regular class. No need to change the dates, add an attribute or note. The first class meeting will be the first Friday after the start of instruction.


Step 3

The Meetings page displays.

  1. Replace the Start Date.
  2. Replace the End Date.

Refer to the Build Instructions if you are unsure what dates to enter for your weekend classes.

The scheduling Meetings page displays.

Step 4

The Notes page displays.

  1. Enter a Free Format Text note so that the first class meeting date displays on Class Search.
  2. Click Save.
The scheduling Notes page displays.