Student Access and Support for MyTimetable

MyTimetable is the ANU official timetabling system enabling students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time.

STAFF ACCESS to MyTimetable: Please visit the Staff Access and Support for MyTimetable webpage.

Accessing Timetables and Planner

 
Student Allocation - OPEN NOW Timetable Planner - OPEN NOW
Click here for MyTimetable for Students

Click here for Timetable Planner

Note: This is not for allocation, but for planning only. It provides an opportunity to plan your timetable prior to the opening of MyTimetable. If a course displays in the 'Timetable Planner' but does not appear for allocation in MyTimetable, it may not be open for allocation and may or may not open at a later stage, depending on demand

MyTT Student User Guide Timetable Planner User Guide

Note: You will need to be enrolled into a Course via ISIS (Student Administration System (SAS)) before you can access MyTimetable for Students.   

Prior to enrolment you can use the Timetable Planner or ANU Timetable Viewer to view the timetable.

ANU Timetable Viewer

Click here for ANU Timetable Viewer.

Note: The ANU Timetable Viewer displays a read-only view of all timetabled classes for the relevant semester. If a course displays in the ANU Timetable Viewer but does not appear for allocation in MyTimetable, it may not be open for allocation and may or may not open at a later stage, depending on demand.

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Student Support Resources

 

Each section below contains links to videos, transcripts, and Quick Reference Guides for a variety of topics to help guide you in your use of MyTimetable.

Getting started

Getting Started with MyTimetable

Video Quick Reference Guide

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Note: Right click on the link to view in a new window/tab

Key Topics in the Video:

  • Access and logging into MyTT
  • Class Activity List
  • Traffic Light System
  • Allocation status
  • Calendar subscription link

Key Topics in the QRG:

  • Introduction to MyTT
  • Access and Login to MyTT
  • Allocation status
  • Viewing student alerts
  • Traffic Light System
  • Course Codes
  • View your personal timetable
  • Export your MyTT Calendar to your external Calendar
  • Import your external calendar to display in MyTT

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Transcript of Getting Started Video

Timing Transcript
00:00

This short video aims to show students how to access and navigate MyTimetable.

0.05 - 0.20 Accessing and logging in

Navigate your way onto ANU's Timetabling Website and click Log in to MyTimetable. Students will access MyTimetable by navigating to ANU's Timetabling website and clicking on the 'log in into MyTimetable' tab at the top of the page.  This will take you to the single sign on page for MyTimetable, use your university login details to access MyTimetable.

0.20 - 0.45 Class Activity List

When you log into MyTimetable you will see the following screen.

After enrolling into your courses for the semester in ISIS, they will then display in the column on the left-hand side of the main MyTimetable screen. Under the headings of each course will be the different types of class activities you are required to enrol into - these will include tutorials, lectures, workshops and more.

0.45-1.17 Traffic Light System 

You can view a summary of the status of all of your class activities by using the traffic light system displayed on the dashboard. The green allocated icon displays how many class activities are allocated, the yellow pending icon displays how many class activities are waiting on further action by the system itself and the red not allocated icon displays how many class activities require your action. The traffic light status is also shown directly next to class activities.

1.17-1.40 Class Activity Statuses

At any time, you will see that the class activities in the dashboard will have one of the following activity statuses. Select Or Adjust: which means you are able to make or change an allocation. Off: which means that class allocation is currently unavailable, and you will be alerted once allocation is open. And Read Only: which means you are locked into and can only view your current selection.

 

1.40 -2.13 Main Menu Bar

The main menu bar is at the top of the screen and it is where you select the different tab options in order to either view your timetable, create your timetable plan, use the LiveCal Feature, log out or view alerts to do with your timetable. If you are interested in learning more about these MyTimetable features, you can visit the MyTimetable website where you'll find specific instructional videos as well as user guides.

 

2.13-2.25 Calendar Subscription

If you remain on the home screen, you can see at the bottom of the page that there is a URL which allows you to subscribe your personalised timetable to the calendar that you use in your day-to-day life.

 

 

Creating a Timetable Plan

Creating a Timetable Plan with MyTimetable

Note: Timetable plan is only for planning purposes and students are not allocated when they create plans.

Video Quick Reference Guide

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Note: Right click on the link to view in a new window/tab

Key topics in the Video:

  • Where to start
  • How to select courses to plan (either enrolled or not enrolled)
  • Generate and view timetable plan
  • Save finalised plan
  • Where to access saved plan

Key topics in the QRG:

  • Create a new Timetable Plan
  • Edit a Timetable Plan
  • Exclude activity type & Include unenrolled subjects
  • Delete a saved Timetable Plan
  • Allocate your preferred timetable from planner view
  • Choose a different activity in a particular activity group
  • Search for other courses
  • Compare your personal timetable to another course's timetable

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Transcript of Creating a Timetable Plan Video

Timing Transcript

0.00

This short video will show you how to create a timetable plan on MyTimetable.

Use your university login details to access MyTimetable.

0.10-0.28 Accessing Timetable Planner

Once on the home page, navigate to the main menu bar and select Planner. This will take you to the Timetable Planner main screen where you will be able to select the courses you wish to include in your timetable plan or view saved Timetable plans.

0.28 - 0.59 Selecting Courses for Timetable Plan

 

Select the courses that you would like to include in your timetable plan.

These can either be courses that you are already enrolled in or alternatively you can search for courses by typing the course code in the search bar if you are wanting to create a timetable plan for courses you are not enrolled.

Once you have selected the courses you wish to include your timetable plan, Click Generate and then OK on the pop-up message.

0.59-1.32 Adjusting Timetable Plan

The screen will then display a timetable plan, click on the grid view to edit this plan.

To make changes click on an activity in the grid view to see other times that are available for that activity group. The alternative times will display, and the other courses will be greyed out in order to allow you to view and compare suitable timetable options on the one screen.

It is important to note that if there is only one option available for that activity group a lock will be displayed on the activity indicating that no other options are available to be selected.

1.32- 2.32 Viewing and saving Timetable Plan

Once you are happy with your Timetable plan, click the save button, enter a plan name and then click the ok button.

To view this plan in list view you can select the list icon or to view the timetable plan in the grid view select the grid icon. You are able to view your timetable plan across all weeks or view it for particular weeks if desired using the arrow button to navigate to that particular week.

Any changes made to a saved plan can either be replaced by selecting Save or you can keep the initial plan and create a new plan with those changes by selecting 'save as' and giving this plan a new name. You are able to save multiple plans for comparison.

2.32 - 3.13 Allocating into Classes from Timetable Plan

It is important to note that creating a Timetable Plan in MyTimetable does not actually allocate you into any classes.

However, you are able to Allocate into your classes directly from the preferred timetable plan.

To do this you must first view your timetable plan in list view.

You must also ensure that you are enrolled in all the courses selected in your timetable plan in order for them to be ready to Allocate. If not already allocated into an activity group, select that activity group name under the group column.

This will take you to the allocation adjustment screen for the activity where you can make changes informed by your preferred plan.

Visit the MyTimetable website for any further information or support.

 

 

Allocate & Adjust Timetable

Allocating and Adjusting Timetables 

Note: These changes will be reflected in the relevant Wattle site.

Video Quick Reference Guide

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Note: Right click on the link to view in a new window/tab

Key topics in the Video:

  • Viewing Activity status
  • Allocate into class
  • Adjust allocation for a class
  • Viewing allocations in timetable format
  • Swap and waitlist requests
  • Downloading your timetable
  • Wattle Integration
  • Overview of clash management process
  • View courses that are full

Key topics in the QRG:

  • Allocated to an Activity
  • Introduction to Clash Management
  • Allocate to a clashable activity
  • Allocate to an online activity
  • De-allocate yourself from an activity (list or grid view)
  • Swaps and Waitlists overview
  • Swap requests
  • Swaps pending
  • Waitlist requests

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Transcript of Allocate & Adjust Video

Timing Transcript

0.00

This short video will show you how to allocate into classes and adjust your personalised timetable on MyTimetable.

Use your university login details to access MyTimetable.

0.11 - 0.48 Course Activity Status and Selection

To make any allocations or adjustments, refer to your enrolled courses on the left-hand side of the main screen. Select any of the activity groups with the activity status Select or Adjust.

If the activity status is Select, you are not currently allocated to a class activity for that activity group whereas if the status is Adjust you are currently allocated to a class activity for that activity group however you are able to change your selection if desired.

Click on the activity group you wish to allocate into or adjust. 

0.48-0.59 Course Activity Information

Note that you are able to see the day of the week, time, location and duration of each activity. You will also see the allocation status of each activity group.

0.59- 1.48 Allocation Statuses

If you are allocated to an activity group, a green allocated icon will display next to it. If you wish to deallocate yourself from this class, click the bin icon. However, ensure there is another class suitable for allocation prior to doing so.

If you are not allocated into a class, you will either see:

  • A blue select icon which means you are able to allocate yourself into that class activity
  • A red clash icon which means unless approved, you are not able to allocate into this activity group as you have another class at the same time.
  • Or a red full icon, which means there is no more space left in this activity group. If your preferred class is full, select the next best option as you need to be allocated into a class activity if you wish to request a swap or waitlist. 
1.48 - 2.38 Swap and Waitlist Request

To request a swap into a full class, click the heart icon. The following pop-up messages will display to confirm your swap request. If another student is wanting to swap into the activity group you are currently allocated to, a swap will be instantly approved. This can be viewed by refreshing the page to see if you're request has been approved. In this scenario you can see that this has been the case.

If this is not the case, you will be placed onto the waiting list for this activity group and as soon as a place becomes available you will be automatically allocated and notified.

All allocations and adjustments made will be automatically updated in your personalised timetable which can be viewed by selecting the timetable tab on the main menu bar.

2.38 - 2.48 Wattle Integration

MyTimetable is an integrated system which means that all allocations and adjustments made will also be updated directly onto the courses Wattle site.

2.48-2.59 Downloading Timetable

To download a PDF of your personalised, click on the printer icon, select your preferred orientation and then your timetable will automatically download to your device.

 

Visit the MyTimetable website for any further information or support.

 

 

Syncing with LiveCal

Syncing with LiveCal in MyTimetable

MyTimetable allows students to sync their timetable to a personal schedule, make connections with other students when approved, once connected to other students you can compare timetables or create workgroups that can be synced to your timetable.

Video Quick Reference Guide

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Note: Right click on the link to view in a new window/tab

Key topics in the Video:

  • LiveCal Feature
  • Make a connection
  • Compare timetables
  • Create, edit and delete a Workgroup
  • Viewing a workgroup in Timetable

Key topics in the QRG:

  • Connect and work with Other Students
  • Compare your timetable with other students
  • Create a Workgroup with other students

 

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Transcript of LiveCal Video

Timing Transcript

0.00

This short video will show you how to use the Live Cal Feature on MyTimetable

Use your university login details to access MyTimetable.

0.05 - 0.17 LiveCal Feature

The LiveCal feature on MyTimetable allows students to make connections with one other to compare timetables or create workgroups. This is a useful feature for students when finding time to meet between classes.

0.17 - 1.04 Make a Connection

To add a connection, click LiveCal on the main menu bar. In the dropdown menu, click connections. The following screen will appear. Enter the student ID of the student you wish to connect with in the search box. Search for this student to request a connection. If the student ID is valid, a pop-up message will appear confirming your request has been sent and is awaiting reply. A student must first accept a connection request in order to permit another student to compare timetables or schedule workgroups. If a connection request is pending your approval, they will show on this screen with both accept and delete options. You are able to click either option as relevant to what you prefer.

1.04 - 1.35 Compare Timetables

Once a connection is made with another student, you are able to compare timetables. To compare timetables, click LiveCal on the Main menu bar and then compare timetables in the drop-down menu. Your personal timetable will be shown. Using the connections dropdown, put a tick next to the student who's timetable you wish to compare yours with. Their timetable will display in an alternative colour. This can be done with many students at once.

1.35 - 2.30 Workgroup

To create a workgroup, click LiveCal on the Main menu bar and then Workgroups in the drop-down menu. This will show existing workgroups or provide the option to add workgroup. As prompted, fill in the details of the workgroup. Click add members and select the student connections you wish to include in this workgroup. Then click save to schedule your workgroup session. You are able to edit this workgroup as required by selecting edit to relevant workgroup, adjusting the workgroup details as required and saving the workgroup once completed. You can also delete a workgroup by selecting delete next to the relevant workgroup.

2.30 - 2.50 Viewing Workgroup in Timetable

In order to view your workgroup in your personalised timetable, select timetable on the main menu bar. The workshop should be visible by default however if this is not the case, click the Filter button, and then ensure the Workgroups option is ticked.

Visit the MyTimetable website for any further information or support.

 

 

Glossary

 

Click here to view some key terms for using MyTimetable

Term Description
Timetable Dates

Class Allocation Opens two weeks before Teaching Period commences

Class Allocation closes three weeks after Teaching Period commences

Activity

In MyTimetable "activity" refers to a teaching activity e.g. tutorial, class, lecture etc. An Activity is a scheduled teaching event that a student will attend. An Activity has a start time, a day of the week, and a location.
During the allocation process, a student selects (or is assigned to) one of these options. The student's personal timetable comprises all allocated activities for their enrolled subjects

Activity Groups

Activity Groups define what types of classes or teaching activities a student must attend in order to complete a Subject. For example, to complete the Subject 'Introduction to Biochemistry', a student might be required to attend one tutorial and two different lectures each week. Each of these items is defined by an Activity Group.
Types of activity available for one particular course:
  • Lec - Lecture
  • Lab - 
  • Tut - Tutorial
Activity Status

[SELECT]: You are able to allocate into this class activity

[ADJUST]: You are allocated into this activity however you are able to change your selection

[READ ONLY]: This class activity is either the only activity available, and so you are automatically allocated, or the allocation/adjustment period is over and timetabling has been finalised

[OFF]: The activity has not been scheduled yet and so students are unable to allocate into this class activity

Allocated

The MyTimetable status update of "Allocated" means that the student is allocated to the class.

Allocation

This refers to the process of allocating/self-allocating students into an activity that has a repeat. Synonyms: registration, sign-up.

Allocation Adjustment

Allocation adjustment is the process of changing an allocation previously confirmed. This may include deallocating, swap or waitlist to different allocation. In MyTimetable the student will see the mode "adjust" on previously confirmed allocations indicating that they can change the allocation if desired.

Allocation Status

Allocated: The class activity has been allocated to your timetable

Pending: You have made an action on a class activity that is pending approval. There is no further action needed to be taken until you are notified if the action is possible

Not allocated: You are required to allocate into a class activity

Clash

The MyTimetable status update of "Clash" informs the student that there is a clash with one of their other allocations.

Clash/clashable activities

A clash means that an activity clashes with another one on a student timetable in MyTimetable system. You may choose to make an activity "clashable" so that students can allocate to the activity even though it clashes with another on their timetable.
An example of this may be when some lectures don't have compulsory attendance and offer a recorded version that will clash with a tutorial that a student wants to be allocated to.
Codes

In MyTimetable, class activities will be categorised by the following abbreviations:

  • First three letters of Activity e.g. Tutorial = Tut; Workshop = Wor
  • A letter will show the different activity groups which are required. The letters for the class activity group are ordered alphabetically meaning if the class activity has lettering beyond A there is more than one compulsory Activity e.g LecA, LecB, LecC means there are 3 timetabled Lectures for this course
  • A number will signify the different options you can select from for that activity which best suit your timetable e.g. Activity Type: Language Class; Group: LANC; Activity: 01 means that there are 3 language classes that a student must attend and the activity number 01 refers to this being alternative/option 1 of the third language class

Constraint based timetable

The benefits of a constraint based timetable allows the University to produce an institution-wide timetable to meet key timetabling objectives:
  • Common enrolment patterns, both within and across Facilities are identified.
  • Timetable clashes are minimised
  • Travel times between campuses are considered
  • Space is more efficiently utilised
Constraints
In MyTimetable system a constraint is used to manage allocation access to activities. Constraint values include:
  • Course - You may want to "hide" the activity for this course
  • Course type - you want to restrict allocations to a particular course type
  • Attendance type - you may want to restrict allocations to a student group with a particular attendance type
  • Academic Career - e.g. Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Research or Non Award - you may want to restrict allocations to the activity to one of these student academic career types
  • Residency - i.e. International or domestic - you may want to restrict allocations to the activity to one of these student residency types

Course/Subject

The top level of the Teaching Activity Hierarchy in MyTimetable is the Subject. At the ANU, the Subject is referred to as a Course.
In MyTimetable a Subject represents a single offering in which a student can enrol. The Subject is for a specific teaching period at a particular
campus.

Enrolment

This refers to the course/class enrolment process supported by the Student Administration System (SAS) and student self-service (ISIS).

Full

The MyTimetable status update of "Full" means that the class is full. The student can request to be placed on a "waitlist" for this class.

Jointly Taught Activity

A jointly taught activity is an activity that replaces in the timetable multiple activities from different courses. Such activities are combined because they involve the teaching of the same material by the same staff member, in the same location and time.
Typically, some or all activities of co-taught courses can opt to be delivered by jointly taught; the communication with schools also identify jointly taught activities as needed.

Multi-part

Grouping of particular same stream coded classes that forces student to select not an individual but a group of activities. In MyTimetable multi-part activities have a P-1, P-2 suffix that shows the activity has 2 parts.

Perfect/Imperfect Join

A perfect join is where all the activities in one course are the same as in another. An Imperfect join is where some of the activities in one course are the same as in another.

Planned Activity Size

This refers to the number of students that is planned for an activity to have.
It is collected in the timetabling data collection period for the Syllabus Plus and can be updated via the Timetabling Office.

Room Capacity

This refers to the number of people allowed in a room according to ANU Workplace Health & Safety (WH&S) standards. Activity will be timetabled in a room, of which the room capacity will be no less than the planned activity size.

Waitlist

When an activity is full, a student can request a place in the activity by placing themselves on the waitlist in the MyTimetable system. There is no guarantee that a place will become available.

Student Support Contacts

 

The following support pathways are available to students in navigating timetabling and the MyTimetable system.

Student Central

  • Is it a general student administration question regarding MyTimetable? For example:
    • How do I access MyTimetable?
    • What happens if I am not allocated to classes after the allocation period has closed?
    • How do I interpret the subject codes?
Phone Please call the number below:
Mail Please email your question to:
+61 02 612 53339

College or School Student Helpdesk

  • Is it a Course specific timetabling question? For example:
    • Why are allocations for BUSN1234 not open?
    • Why was I automatically allocated to a certain course class activity?
    • This course's activity group is completely full, what do I do?
    • Does this timetable plan fulfil my degree requirements?
College or School
Mail Please email your question to:
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) 
students.cass@anu.edu.au
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP)  
--> All CAP UG programs: cap.student@anu.edu.au
--> Crawford School of Public Policy programs crawford.degrees@anu.edu.au
--> School of Culture, History & Language (CHL) PG Programs education.chl@anu.edu.au 
--> School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) programs regnet.education@anu.edu.au 

ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE)

 
--> Research School of Economics (RSE) enquiries.rse@anu.edu.au
--> Research School of Accounting (RSA) enquiries.rsa@anu.edu.au
--> Research School of Management (RSM) enquiries.rsm@anu.edu.au
--> Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Statistics (RSFAS) enquiries.rsfas@anu.edu.au
ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science (CECS) studentadmin.cecs@anu.edu.au
ANU College of Health & Medicine (CHM) 
 
--> ANU Medical School (ANUMS) meu.medicalschool@anu.edu.au
--> The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) rsb.studentadmin@anu.edu.au
--> The National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (RSPH) study.nceph@anu.edu.au
--> Research School of Psychology (RSP) enquiries.psychology@anu.edu.au
ANU College of Law (COL)  enquiries.law@anu.edu.au
ANU College of Science (COS) 
 
--> Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) cpas@anu.edu.au
--> Fenner School of Environmental Science (FSES) fses.coursework.enquiries@anu.edu.au
--> Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI) admin.teaching.msi@anu.edu.au
--> Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics (RSAA) rsaa.sa@anu.edu.au
--> Research School of Biology (RSB) rsb.studentadmin@anu.edu.au
--> Research School of Chemistry (RSC) rsc.teaching@anu.edu.au
--> Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES) teaching.rses@anu.edu.au
--> Research School of Physics (RSPhys) pec.physics@anu.edu.au

ITS HelpDesk

  • Having issues accessing MyTimetable?
  • Do you need to reset your University Password?
  • Triage of other MyTimetable questions
Phone Please call the number below:
Web Please raise a service ticket via:
+61 02 612 54321