Timetable Builder Q&A
About Timetable Builder
Not yet. It is our intention to eventually provide the ability to log in and use some of your information to customize your timetable.
Not yet. It is our intention to eventually provide the ability to connect to your ACORN account, but for now you should keep in mind that the two applications are not connected in any way.
The legend is the place where the offering division of a course can include general information about their courses, scheduling, or any other information they deem relevant to their students. It can be accessed through the “View Legend” button under each course code in the Results section. If there is no such button, then that course’s offering division doesn’t have a legend.
The Timetable Plan is a feature that lets you generate a timetable more conveniently. It works a bit like a shopping cart. You can add courses that you are interested in, indicate any time preferences that you may have, and let the system generate a timetable for you based on those courses and preferences.
Who do I contact if I have a question about a course, or there is something wrong with Timetable Builder?
You should contact your Divisional Registrar’s Office for any questions or issues. If you have a question regarding a specific course, you should contact the course’s offering division or department.
Currently, you can use Timetable Builder to browse and explore undergraduate courses from the following divisions:
- Faculty of Arts & Science
- Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
- University of Toronto Mississauga
- University of Toronto Scarborough
- Faculty of Music
- John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
The Timetable Builder is a tool that lets you search and browse for courses based on a wide variety of criteria, as well as explore and build potential timetables to see how you can structure your schedule.
Please note that Timetable Builder is only an explorative tool. It does not connect to your ACORN account, does not check your eligibility for courses, and will not enrol you in courses. To enrol, please visit ACORN during your assigned enrolment time. For detailed information about course enrolment overall, or for instructions for specific courses, remember to check your division’s Calendar, enrolment instructions and important dates, and the divisional timetable, and if considering courses from another division, that division’s published information.
Timetable Builder How-To
In the Search for Courses area, you can select a specific course, enter a keyword, or select specific departments.
Moreover, you can click on the “Show More Filters” link which will display several more filters to help you narrow down your search results. For example, you can select specific Breadth Requirements, or filter by Delivery Mode, Course Level, and any Time Preference.
Within the Timetable section of the application, there is a “Block Off Time” button at the top left of that section. Click on that button and select the term, day, and time you would like to block off. When you save your selections, the respective time will be filled in a black block within the Timetable.
Alternatively, you can click on any timetable slot and follow the same process from there.
Within the Timetable section of the application, there is a “Share/Export” dropdown button at the top left of that section. By clicking on that button, you will get a few different options to share or export your timetable. You can export your current timetable to PDF or PNG, print your timetable, or get a shareable link that you can save for later or share it with your classmates.
How do I let the system automatically generate a timetable for me, based on the courses I am interested in?
The Timetable Plan allows you to add courses to your plan by clicking on the “Add Course to Plan” button. A new section will appear at the bottom of your screen with the courses added. Once you are satisfied with your selections and time preferences, you can click on “Generate Timetable” which will schedule an optimal combination of activities from the courses you selected and based on your time preferences, if any.
Currently, you can view the legend of a division by clicking on the “View Legend” button found under any course of that division in the Results section.
In the Search for Courses area, after you select a Division / Faculty and Session, there will be a field called “Course Code, Course Title, or Keyword” which gives you the ability to type in any keyword or keywords that you’d like to search by. Just enter the keyword(s) and click on the Search button. The system will search course titles and course descriptions for the keyword(s) you entered.
In the Search for Courses area, after you select a Division / Faculty and Session, there will be a field called “Course Code, Course Title, or Keyword” which gives you the ability to type in a specific course code and select it from the dropdown. Alternatively, in the same field you can also search by course title or keyword.