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Timetable Manager - Get Ready to Import Your Timetable

Course overview

Explore the different ways a timetable can be created or imported in iSAMS. Learn how to match your Period & Day structure, and decide which academic year to import into.
If you don't use specialist timetable software, learn how to create a timetable in Excel, or manually in iSAMS itself.


IT Administrators, Timetablers and/or Academic Leads responsible for managing the timetable and the iSAMS system. They will require full access to Timetable Manager and Teaching Manager.


14 minutes.


You'll need to know your way around iSAMS, understand how your own timetable software works, and have a clear understanding of your Period & Day Structure. If you're planning on creating or importing a timetable after this course, we recommend 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 Are My Options?

  • What Are My Options?

Match Your Period & Day Structure

  • A Detailed Look at the Period & Day Structure

Create a Timetable Without Supported Software

  • Don't Have Supported Specialist Timetable Software?
  • Build a Timetable using the iSAMS Spreadsheet
  • Create a Timetable Manually

Current & Development Academic Years

  • Which Academic Database Should I Import Into?
  • When and How to Clear the Development Tables

What's included?

  • Animated infographics
  • Interactive resources
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Animations

Match timetable Period & Day Structure

Build a timetable without supported software

Import into the current and development academic years

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.