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Timetable Manager - The Week, Day & Period Structure

Course overview

Discover the principles of a period & day structure, see some examples of how schools use it, and learn about how it matches your timetable software. Determine everything you need to know to create a fully functional timetable structure in iSAMS.


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


25 minutes.


You'll need to know your way around iSAMS, and understand how your own timetable software works.


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 the Period & Day structure?

  • What is the Period & Day structure?


  • Consider Your Own Period & Day Structure
  • Explore the Period & Day Structure

Set Up Your Structure

  • Create your Period & Day Structure
  • The Tree & List View
  • Edit Periods & Days
  • Arrange Your Period & Day Structure
  • Allocate Timetables to your Term Weeks

What's included?

  • 1 tailored video
  • 2 videos
  • Animated infographics
  • Real school examples

Create, edit and arrange your period and day structure

Recognise the Day Short Names or Period ID Numbers that need to match your timetable

Allocate structures to term weeks for each division

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.