If you use one of our timetabling partners (Edval or TimeTabler), please use this article to decide which system to update your timetable in.
You can make edits to your timetable either in Arbor or in your timetabling system and import the changes. However, depending on the scale of your changes, we'd recommend one over the other.
If you'll be making a few small changes to your timetable, such as moving one class to a different room, or assigning a new teacher, we recommend making these changes in Arbor. You can see how to do this here.
- Edval: You will then need to also need to make the changes in Edval.
- TimeTabler: You can export your timetable back to TimeTabler when needed: Exporting your timetable changes from Arbor to TimeTabler
You won't need to re-import right now, but if you do need to make bigger changes later on, this will ensure all changes are applied to the new timetable as well.
If you need to make many small changes (such as swapping all your teachers around), or large changes to your course structure (such as adding a new class for maths), we recommend making these changes in your timetabling software.
You will then need to re-import your new timetable into Arbor.
Before importing your file, please read the guidance below to ensure you're completing the process correctly depending on when you're importing the file.
- Edval: Steps to take prior to an Edval Import
- TimeTabler: Steps to take for a mid-year or next year import
Please note that anything scheduled against the original timetable slots will be deleted or replaced as a result of the timetable re-import (such as cover allocations and room changes). These will need to be re-applied to the newly imported timetable slots e.g. you will need to allocate cover again.
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