Creating a timetable

Create a Timetable That Works for You

Once you have selected your courses you will need to build a timetable.

Tools for creating your schedule are found in the MyTrent portal in the 'Register' tab under the 'Courses' section. 

Screenshot of the myTrent portal Register tab highlighting the icons under the courses section - Academic Timetable and Schedule Builder


The Academic Timetable contains all of the information needed to understand which courses are offered online 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.  The Office of the Registrar has provided a list of terminology to help you decipher the timetable.  The Academic Timetable for the Fall and Winter term is finalized and released in May while the Summer timetable is finalized and released in March.  If a course that you were planning to take is not listed in the AcademicTimetable it may not be offered in that year.  You can speak to your department directly about their plans for course offerings.

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.

If you would like help with creating your timetable please feel free to call your College Office or the academic advising line at 705-748-1011 ext. 7333.