TimeEdit is a scheduling tool that is used almost everywhere at Lund University. As a student, you might have encountered the tool when looking for the right time or room for a teaching session in your programme.
In some courses, TimeEdit is integrated on the course page in Canvas and in this case you might not even know that you’re using the tool, since you’re seeing the schedule directly in Canvas. But not all programmes use Canvas and not everyone integrates TimeEdit in Canvas, either. In those courses, you might be given a link to your schedule in TimeEdit. Regardless of how your programme chooses to do things, you can always use TimeEdit for your own planning if you’re taking a course that is published there.
You can go to TimeEdit and look up any schedule – bookings that are made at the university are made public there. If you want to find a booking in TimeEdit, you can, for example, search for the course code, name of the course or the room you’re interested in using the link below. First, click on the faculty (part of the university) you’re interested in and then choose what you want to look for using the dropdown menu: course, room or something else. You can find most courses on most entries, but it might look a little different depending on which settings the faculty has chose to use.
The search function is particularly practical if you’re taking multiple courses concurrently and want to see them in the same schedule or if you want to get an idea of what the schedule looks like on a course you’re interested in taking.
When you have a schedule in front of you in TimeEdit, either a schedule that you have looked up yourself or one that you have received a link to, you can customise how and what you want to see so that you get a better overview and so that the schedule fits your personal planning as far as possible.
Under Customize in the menu, you can choose if you want to see a graphical schedule or a list, for example. You can also increase the size of the text or you can colour the schedule so that different courses or different rooms have different colours, for instance. By clicking on the dates in the menu bar, you can change what period TimeEdit shows a schedule for and under Filter, you can choose if you want to see schedules for a specific group of students or a specific type of teaching session.
When you have created a schedule that is customised to your purposes, you can choose to save it in different ways. The easiest way is to save the link to your personal schedule, either as a bookmark in your web browser or copied to your notes. This way, you can open the schedule whenever you want to without having to re-do the customisation, assuming you have access to the internet.
You can also choose to subscribe to the schedule in a digital calendar (for example, iCal, Microsoft Outlook or Google’s calendar). Doing this allows the schedule to be automatically updated if the programme reschedules or cancels a teaching session. When you click on Subscribe, you can choose from the drop-down menu whether you want to subscribe to a few weeks at a time or if you want a longer period to be visible. Remember that the bookings will disappear from your Calendar as time passes and they are removed from TimeEdit – it’s good to be aware of this if you want to be able to go back in your calendar later on.
Finally, you can also download the schedule to a digital calendar and use it to base your study planning on. You can even download the schedule as a pdf- or excel document and then either save it as a file or print it out and use it as a physical calendar. The major drawback of this compared to subscribing is that you’re downloading a static version of the schedule that is not updated automatically. Therefore, you might have to keep an eye on potential updates in your programme. The advantage, however, is that you can freely manage your booking information as you see fit.
On the link below, you can find a video that shows you what different functions in TimeEdit look like.