Enter Courses in Collaborative Class Scheduling (CCS) in PeopleSoft
Collaborative Class Scheduling (CCS) is a subset of pages in PeopleSoft used for credit bearing course scheduling. Updates to course set up take place within CCS for current and future terms. General instructions for use of CCS are found here. Additional training and support resources for CCS are offered through Academic Support Resources (ASR).
Once your courses are set up within CCS, a classroom is assigned using Astra Academics. Health Sciences Classroom Services (HSCS) assigns HSCS departmental classrooms. The Office of Classroom Management (OCM) assigns General Purpose Classrooms (GPC). If your department manages space which is set up within the Astra Resources system, your department may assign your departmental space to your courses. Formal training of Astra Academics is required before course scheduling access is granted. Visit the Astra Schedule Training website for more information.
Scheduling Periods & Timelines
Collaborative Class Scheduling (CCS) has two scheduling periods, “CCS Open” and “CCS Closed,” noted on the CCS/Class Schedule Production Calendars.
During CCS Open
Department schedulers should update course information within PS/CCS. College administrators should review departmental schedules for adherence to the University standard meeting times. Although Health Sciences Classroom Services strives to accommodate the special needs of the health sciences’ curriculum, deviations from the standard time blocks may result in inconsistent classroom assignments, and inefficient room use.
During CCS Closed
College administrators/schedulers are not able to update courses in PS/CCS. Scheduling of classrooms via Astra Academics may occur when CCS is closed.
Health Sciences Classroom Services will begin assigning classrooms as soon as schools have courses set up in PS/CCS, and provide special classroom/technology needs to [email protected]. If you need an HSCS or OCM classroom scheduled, please keep the facility ID BLANK in the PS/Astra Academics system. Health science courses requesting Health Sciences Classroom Services classrooms must follow the below timelines:
- Fall term classroom & technology requests are due to the HSCS office by January 15 of that year.
- Spring term classroom & technology requests are due to the HSCS office by June 15 of the prior year.
- May/Summer term classroom & technology requests are due to the HSCS office by October 15 of the prior year.
Indicate general classroom preferences
CCS may be used to indicate general classroom preferences (required technology, seating arrangements, etc.) but is not able to indicate specific health sciences rooms.
If your course does not require an Health Sciences Classroom Services or OCM classroom, please email [email protected] or [email protected]. OCM will assign the appropriate facility ID (e.g AHCROOMTBA or NOROOMREQD).