CLSS Frequently Asked Questions
User Interface Questions
Miscellaneous CLSS Questions
User Interface Questions and Answers
What does "Instances" mean?
An instance equates to a specific term, such as Fall 2016 (1168) When you originally log in, the landing page will display instances groups by academic year in three separate columns: historical, current, and future.
A scheduling unit represents an individual department or collection of departments that schedules their classes together (Accounting, Foreign Language and Literature, History). When you select an instance from the landing page, the following screen will present a listing of all active scheduling units.
Once on the screen with all active scheduling units, search for yours by sorting the list based on name. When you locate your department, double click on it to open and view your list of offerings.
On the top right of your view offerings screen, you will find the CLSS toolbar. The "View By" option allows the user to change the view from Course to either "Instructor" or "Day and Time".
Validate lets the user check their Department’s schedule against the set of rules defined for them. The department will also use this to let the Office of the University Registrar know they are done with the initial review of their schedule, and ready to submit their schedules to workflow. Validate should only be used at this time, when users are ready to switch from design to refine mode, and to have their schedules sent to PeopleSoft for the first time.
Visualize allows the department to see their scheduled offerings in a weekly schedule view. The darker shaded areas indicate that more sections are scheduled at that time, while lightly shaded areas indicate fewer sections scheduled. This is also referred to as the "heat map".
The framer offers a view of your schedule with different instances serving as columns, and valid course options as rows. Users can see three instances, or one academic year, of offerings all at once with a summary, standard, or detail view. Offerings can also be scheduled through the framer screen for current and future instances by clicking the green "add section" button at the top right of the appropriate course and instance's cell.
Yes, you can print your schedule into a PDF or excel document by using the "Export" button on the far right of your scheduling unit screen.
Miscellaneous CLSS Questions and Answers
You are being prevented from saving your section due to a rule. Rules are written with descriptions that detail the requirements each department will be held to when submitting changes to their schedules. If your schedule does not comply with a rule, you will receive one of three different responses: an error message, a warning message, or a workflow approval notification.
This is a section that has a second meeting pattern and Room that CLSS doesn’t handle well. Contact the Office of the University Registrar and they can assist.
You are able to view more than one term at a time on the “Framer” page. This is accessible from the view offerings screen.
Yes, but you will first need to view your offerings on the “Framer” page in either ‘Standard’ or ‘Detail’ view. Terms you can copy information from must have a “(H)”, for Historical, next to the term’s column. Hover your mouse over the specific cell with the class that you want to copy from a previous term. From there, an export arrow at the top right corner of that cell will appear. Click the export arrow to be prompted for the term you want to copy this information over to. The term you copy to must be a term that is NOT in past phase. After you select the term, you will see the “Edit Section” screen appear for you to make adjustments before saving the class to the new term.
All instructors that have been processed through Human Resources will appear the next day in CLSS. If you know an instructor (and their NUID) contact the Office of the University Registrar and they can look into adding them to your list.