A room scheduling system for the courses offered by the university : a dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce with Honours Lincoln University
A room scheduling system has been implemented to assist the timetabler with the allocation of rooms to subjects offered by the University. The timetable schedules are prepared for the undergraduate degrees and diplomas. In addition, tutorial classes are also scheduled for those subjects requested by lecturers. During the allocation process, various considerations such as room capacity, lecturer requirements and other factors have to be taken into account. One of the issues confronted when implementing the system deals with the user interface design. For an efficient system to be built, there are many issues and consideration to be made. Some of these factors are usability, functionality and visual communication of information to the user. The different types of user interface design for systems are presented. The implementation of the system was written using Microsoft Visual Basic 3.0 (Prof. Ed.) and incorporates Microsoft Access 1.0 for the database management of the data. The system offers an efficient way of allocating rooms for all the subjects while checking various requirements.... [Show full abstract]
Keywordstimetabling software; computer interface design; Microsoft Access; university timetabling; database management
Fields of Research08 Information and Computing Sciences; 0803 Computer Software; 130103 Higher Education
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