Date Patterns

Screen Description

The Date Patterns screen contains a list of date patterns for a given academic session.

Date Patterns

A date pattern defines a set of dates associated with a term when a class may meet. The actual meeting times of a class are computed as a projection of a time pattern onto a date pattern (e.g., a class that is taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays meets on all dates from the date pattern that are on Tuesday and Thursday). Normally, a date pattern should contain all dates of particular weeks (e.g, Week 1-4 contains all dates between Monday of the first week and Sunday of the 4th week). Date patterns consist of dates rather than weeks in order to allow institutions to shift weeks around holidays.


The list of date patterns contains the following information

The date patterns not usable for a given academic session are in gray letters (to make a date pattern not usable click on it and untoggle option visible).