The Distribution Types screen lists all the distribution types that can be used in the Distribution Preferences screen. Click on any type to edit information which is then displayed in the Distribution Preferences screen.
The list of distribution types contains the following information about each type
ID of the distribution type
The name under which the solver recognizes the distribution type (cannot be edited via the timetabling application)
Abbreviation of the distribution type (listed e.g. in the drop down list in the Distribution Preferences screen or in Instructional Offerings)
Name of the distribution type
Allow Instructor Preference
If "Yes", this distribution type can be used for setting up distribution preferences for an instructor in the Instructor Preferences screen
Yes - the order of classes in the distribution preference with this distribution type matters (for example, for the type Precedence)
No - the order of classes does not matter (for example, for the type Same Room)
The level(s) of preferences that should be allowed for this distribution type
Departments that have access to a given distribution type
Description of the distribution type as displayed in the Distribution Preferences screen
To change properties of a distribution type, click on the appropriate line.
See Additional Distribution Constraints for the list of additional distribution types that can be imported.