Creating a Timetable
Once you have selected your courses you will need to build a timetable. Tools for creating your schedule are found on the MyTrent portal in the 'Register' tab under the 'Courses' section.
- Where do I find which courses are offered this semester/year?
- How do I build my class schedule?
- What do I do if my courses conflict and I have to pick another seminar/lab, or course?
Where do I find which courses are offered this semester/year?
The Academic Timetable contains all of the information needed to understand which courses are offered online (web-based) or in-person at the Peterborough and Durham GTA campuses, along with when and where they will be offered. The Academic Timetable is a great tool to use when you simply want to see a list of courses that are offered filtered by term, campus, and department.
Confused by the Trent acronyms? Check out the glossary of terms that are good to know, prepared by the Office of the Registrar https://www.trentu.ca/registrar/academic-timetable/good-know
|Academic Session||Academic Timetable Released|
|Fall/Winter Academic Year||May|
If a course that you were planning to take is not listed in the Academic Timetable it may not be offered in that year. You can speak to the host Academic Department directly about their plans for course offerings.
How to Find Courses using the Student Planning System (Self-Service)
How do I build my class schedule?
How to Create a Course Plan using the Student Planning System (Self-Service)
You can create a manual timetable with one of the templates provided by Academic Skills (https://www.trentu.ca/academicskills/how-guides/how-manage-your-time/time-management-tools)
The Schedule Builder (VSB) is a great tool to use when planning multiple courses with multiple course times being offered. VSB takes the information from the Academic Timetable and will help you review course time options and make a schedule for the Fall and Winter terms (not available for the Summer term). Students can use VSB to plan but it is important to remember that it does not automatically register you in your courses. Using VSB you can make a plan excluding full courses, prioritizing certain times of the day, and helps you to review options for planning around specific times or days. VSB can help you to look at all options when there are options for your course but we can not guarantee specific times for course offerings - all courses could be scheduled within 8:00am-10:00pm Monday to Friday.
Check out the video tutorials for the Academic Timetable and Visual Schedule Builder on our Video Tutorials page.
What do I do if my courses conflict and I have to pick another seminar/lab, or course?
Consult the Academic Timetable to double check if there is another section in the course that does not conflict with the other course. If the error message persists, and the courses do not conflict, send a screenshot of the error message to the Office of the Registrar email@example.com.