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Regular, flexible course and teaching class

Regular course
A regular course (referred to as "Course" in the choice of course types) is a course whose class calendar planning has a regular cadence. This means that by simply planning the first week, the system will automatically plan the entire course calendar based on that week, respecting the set course duration (up to a certain date or until the end of the academic year; predetermined number of hours; predetermined number of classes).

Name: Individual English course for Mario Rossi
Duration: 30 hours
Frequency: one lesson per week
Duration of lesson: 60 minutes
Subject: English
Lecturer: Luisa Manzoni
Schedule: Tuesday at 16:00
Cost: 900 euros

N.B. The system takes into account all holidays and closed periods when planning courses, so it will not insert lessons on such days. Hence, in the case of incumbency on one or more holidays, the system will automatically reschedule lessons at the tail end of the course in case of course duration set with predetermined number of lessons or hours; it will cancel lessons in case the course duration has been set up to a certain date or end at the end of the academic year (lessons cancelled due to holidays, can still be rescheduled on another date at the later stage of planning)

Flexible course
A flexible course (referred to as an "Intensive Course" in the choice of course types) is usually an individual course (or semi-individual, i.e., a collective with 2/3 students enrolled) with a predetermined number of hours or lessons, for which the student decides the time of the next lesson from time to time.
Thus, unlike the regular course, in the flexible course the lessons are individually planned manually and may have different times and duration, depending on the availability in the calendar.
If in the course creation you have set "Choose on individual lesson" by choice of subject and/or lecturer, each lesson may have different subject and/or lecturer.

For flexible courses, such as lecture booklets, IF granted by the school, faculty will be able to enter lessons on the calendar independently via App or Web account, putting them directly with students, streamlining the work of the secretary.

Teaching Class
The "TeachingClass" course type consists of a regular weekly scheduled course that, unlike the standard regular course, may feature more subjects and/or more teachers, and classes may be of different lengths.

So after creating the course, in the planning phase, the system will also request for each lesson to be scheduled the teacher and the subject (if "Choose on individual lesson" was set in the course creation), and each lesson can have a different duration. Otherwise it will be the same process as for a regular single-matter course, so the scheduling of the first week will be repeated in a regular manner for the entire duration of the course.

The classic example to explain what the teaching class consists of is the high school class, which has a weekly schedule with different subjects, different teachers and different duration (e.g. Latin: Tuesday 9:00/11:00 - Prof. Luigi Rossi, Mathematics: Wednesday 10:00/11:00 - Prof. Mario Verdi, Geography Friday 11:00/13:00 - Manuela Bianchi, etc. etc.) that remains the same throughout the whole teaching year.

IMPORTANT: the type of course "didactic class" can also come in very handy in cases where, although the course is single-subject and single-teacher, it has two or more weekly meetings of different lengths but with a regular cadence.
Example: A regularly scheduled course whose weekly classes are always Wednesday from 4 to 5:30 pm and Friday from 6 to 8 pm. The two classes are 2 hours and 1.5 hours long respectively but on a regular basis every week. Therefore, in this case it will not be possible to use the classic regular class, but it will be necessary precisely to use the didactic class.

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