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Multi-Divisional Timetables (MDT)

Course overview

This course is designed to introduce and help you set up Multi-Divisional Timetables, Registration and Cover in your iSAMS system.


This course is designed for staff who set up timetables and attendance registration in your school, such as Academic Leads and the IT team.


26 minutes.


You'll need to know your way around iSAMS, be familiar with the setup for timetables, registrations and cover, and know how to edit attendance records. We suggest you complete the following courses before this one:


Although accessible on all devices, this course works best on a desktop or laptop PC. A headset or speakers are recommended. 

Course contents

What is MDT?

  • What is Multi-Divisional Timetabling (MDT)?

Get Your System Ready for MDT

  • Get iSAMS Ready for MDT
  • Check Your School Divisions
  • Check Your Staff Divisions
  • Check Your Department Divisions
  • Check Your Building Divisions
  • Check Your Timetable Week Properties

Set up MDT in your system

  • Set Up MDT

Timetable Manager

  • Allocate Timetables to your Term Weeks

Registration Manager

  • Multi-Divisional Registrations
  • Manage Registration Dates & Times
  • Take a Register
  • Edit Registers

Cover Manager

  • Set Up and Use Cover Manager


  • My Schedule

What's included?

  • 4 videos
  • 1 interactive video
  • Real school examples
  • Animations

Get iSAMS ready for MDT

Set up Timetables,
Registers and Cover

View My Schedule on the Dashboard

Meet the instructor

Duncan McCorkindale

E-Learning Content Developer
Duncan joined iSAMS in 2019, with a strong and varied background in Learning and Development. He has since helped hundreds of our schools make a success of their move to iSAMS, and is passionate about helping everyone get the most out of their system.

Outside of work, Duncan enjoys playing music and exploring the waters and forests of the Wye Valley.