What is CLSS?
Welcome to class scheduling. Course Leaf Section Scheduler (CLSS) is our powerful new system and tool that allows users to view, adjust, and report on class scheduling information, and will serve as the primary tool for class scheduling at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. With easily accessible class data from up to the five most recent historical years, online access from anywhere on-campus and off, and direct updates from CLSS to Peoplesoft/MavLINK 24 hours a day, schedulers now have more flexibility and control over their schedules than ever before.
CLSS was specifically designed to be a one-stop shop for all class scheduling needs, and will function as the primary record for all class scheduling requests, needs, and changes. Departments will now be able to plan and record their schedules on a yearly timeline instead of completing a Registrar “proof” two-to-three months before each term begins. CLSS will directly update Peoplesoft/MavLINK through the first week of each academic term, meaning departmental schedulers will have direct control of their schedules from initial planning through the entire student registration period. The direct updates from CLSS to Peoplesoft/MavLINK will also impact R25. Peoplesoft/MavLINK and R25 will remain as the official record for class/student registration data and room schedules respectively, but CLSS will be the new module that drives the creation of the class schedule.
New Schedule Building Cycle - Overview
Through CLSS, the academic cycle (proofing period) will now be broken up into two modes of changes that encompass four distinct time periods called ‘phases’. Combinations between modes (design and refine), and phases (plan, room assignment, present and past), make up five distinct durations called stages. In each stage, departmental schedulers will have varying degrees of access and control over their schedules as time progresses.
Schedulers through CLSS can also directly communicate with the Office of the University Registrar if assistance or approval is needed at any time. Modes are specific to the different scheduling units (departments), while phases are specific to the different instances (terms). This means that different scheduling units, or departments, can be in different modes, but within the same instance, or term, each department will always be in the same phase.