Video tutorials

Videos about the functionality and features of our timetable generator.

2. Introduction to GHC, the timetable generator for schools

GHC will help you if you have any difficulty creating the weekly timetables of primary schools, high schools and universities.

GHC is a powerful timetable generator. In this video, the application is introduced, showing its operation, performance and utility.

3. Preliminary considerations to use GHC

This video tutorial gives you information on issues that should be considered before you start using GHC.

GHC's operating environment and its possible uses are detailed. In this video tutorial, those add-ons that allow you to extract maximum output to full application are related.

4. Using the help

It shows the use of context help from GHC.

The best way to get further information about GCH is the use of the context help in the screens you are watching at that moment.

5. First steps with GHC

It displays the creation of a very simple timetable.

You will see how a simple timetable is created, setting the timeframe, subjects, groups, teachers, classrooms and class units. The engine will resolve the timetable, and will be presented in the editor.

6. How to use the GHC engine

GHC engine is a powerful tool to find the solution of a specific timetable.

Through a complex algorithm, GHC engine is able to find a solution. Not only that, but it is also able to optimize it from the preferences defined by the user.

8. Groups’ assistant

The groups’ assistant is an additional tool of GHC that can be used optionally to organize groups of students in each course.

This wizard allows to automatically generate all the class units of the groups that are part of each course. The divisions and unions of students of different groups will be created, where it is necessary to teach elective subjects.

11. Timetable framework setting

The video explains how to define the timetable framework.

You can see how to define a timetable with several breaks or a midday stop. It also details whether multiple frames, a different timetable for each day, or that sections have different duration, are needed.

12. How to set up classrooms

This video shows the adjustment possibilities of the classroom to find optimal results.

It explains what the specific classrooms, anonymous classrooms and set of classrooms are. Moreover, the video presents those optimization criteria that are related to the classroom and the possible changes in classroom from the editor.

13. How to add class units

This video tutorial shows how to insert and manage class units.

The class units are the main elements that must fit to solve the timetable. This video displays how to create and edit these entities, how to configure them to be simultaneous among them, and how to use selectors and filters.

14. Properties of the class units

Other optional conditions for class units are detailed.

This video reveals how to configure the class units to meet certain hard and soft conditions. For example, that they are taught in consecutive or not consecutive days, on different days, or they have a changeable weekly distributions.

15. How to set up the teachers’ options

The video describes the attributes and characteristics of teachers.

You can set up different options in the teachers’ list, such as free periods, the balance of the daily workload, or the timetable compression. These conditions should be observed strictly or weighted to obtain best timetables.

16. Non-class units

It explains what they are and how non-class units are configured in GHC.

Meetings and on-call hours - which may be in school times or breaks - , and other complementary activities are not class units.

17. The engine

This video shows how the engine works, and how to maximize the perks it offers.

The engine is a tool used to obtain timetables, and to achieve an optimization according to user-defined criteria.

18. Editor characteristics

The video offers the general characteristics of the editor.

It shows the different perspectives of the timetable in windows and tabs, display options of the solution, the use of .gri files, and several print formats that can be used: pdf, html and excel.

19. Use of the editor

This video tutorial explains how to modify finished timetables with the editor.

It details some options that allow to modify a finished timetable ensuring its validation; move, create, modify or delete class units.

20. Result projection on the planner

This video describes how to open and optionally project a result on the planner.

When opening a result on the planner, it will offer the option of specifying the position in which class units were placed.

23. Purchase process

In this video you can follow carefully how the buying process of GHC is done through the web www.penalara.com.

It shows the steps to be followed to obtain a licence; how to enter your credentials on the website, whether you were user as if you must register.

24. GHC Lite Subscription

This video details what is the GHC Lite subscription.

It shows how to get the credentials to activate it, how it works and how extraordinarily simple it is to extend the subscription mode to Optimum, without needing to reinstall the software.

25. Assessment board meetings

This video tutorial shows how to create the assessment board meetings for each group with their teachers, based on an existing timetable.

You will learn to create the assessment board meetings, to limit the sections in which they can be done, and to optimize the space of them.

26. Several week configuration

GHC offers the possibility to create the timetable for several different weeks or to make timetables per four-month period, you can indicate a maximum of 6 weeks.

It details how to configure a timetable with several weeks, indicating the class units that would be taught in each week and whether or not they should maintain the position in the different weeks.

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