Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What are the deadlines for submission of course preferences?
The following deadlines apply:
- May 15th for the autumn semester
- November 15th for the spring semester
Is it mandatory to submit course preferences for spring semester 2021 via TE Preferences?
It isn't mandatory to submit course preferences for spring semester 2021 via the schedule template in TE Preferences. However, it is a recommendation to use TE Preferences for that purpose as it facilitates booking managament and creates a good overview for the entire booking process, both for those how submit course preferences and for the bookers. Eventually we will have a complete and updated TimeEdit - schedule for all courses and then there will also be higher requirements that submission and change management process is done uniformly in the system.
An empty page appears when I click on the link to the schedule template. What should I do?
Try opening the schedule template in a browser other than Internet Explorer. Recommended browsers are Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
I haven't received any e-mail with link to my unique schedule preferences form. What should I do?
After you have opened the schedule template you will receive an e-mail with title "Your link to form [form name]". This e-mail contains a unique link that can be used if you want to come back and check your specific form afterwards, or if you have saved the form as a draft and want to submit it later on.
If you haven't received any e-mail please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A system administrator can send your unique form link to you so that you can continue to fill in the form.
How do I complete the schedule template?
Instructions for completing the schedule template are contained in the TE Preferences - user manual (in Swedish only).
Here are some useful tips when completing the schedule template (regardless of location):
You can find information about the semester dates on this page: https://student.slu.se/en/studies/the-admissions-unit/academic-calendar1/.
Select premises type
The list of premises in the schedule template is based on the choice of premises type in combination with the number of seats. For that reason, most of the alternatives in the premises list are not physical premises but so-called virtual premises that are connected to a group of physical premises, e.g. "Lärosal (lös möblering) 25-30 pl Alnarp". In this way, we have more flexibility when booking premises and the system can help us to choose an available physical object that meets the criteria. Any additional information, e.g. "I wish to book Articum 1" should be filled in the field "Information till bokarna".
How do I submit schedule preferences for multiple courses?
Each completed schedule preferences form is valid for a specific course event.
If you need to submit schedule preferences for several course events, start a completely new instance of the schedule preferences form for each individual course event. You do this by using the link to the schedule template on the page Course preferences.
The information about any cross-listed courses needs to be filled in the field "Information till bokarna" that exists for each event / row in the form. In that case fill in the course code and registration code for the other course event.
Please don't start several instances of the schedule preferences form for one and the same course event. You can always go back to a previously opened, saved och submitted schedule preferences form by using the link you received in the email that was sent to you after you opened the form for the first time.
How do I know when the schedules are finalised by SLU's room booking service?
When room booking staff have finalised the schedules for current semester they will send a booking confirmation (by e-mail) to all people that have submitted the schedule. You are called on to check your schedule to verify that everything looks fine. If you find any errors in the schedule data please contact room booking service and specify which changes you would like to make.
Schedules have been finalised and confirmed. How do I make changes in my schedule?
Course booking requests are submitted long before the start of the course. For that reason, the changes/updates in the schedule are very common. Basically, all changes in the schedule must be done by TE Preferences. You contact room booking service and ask them to unlock your TE Preferences - form answer so that you can make changes/updates. But there is one exception and that is change of the information in the fields "Title" and "Comment". You can do that by yourself. See this manual for more information.
Will it be possible to save and reuse the previously submitted course preferences?
Yes, it will be possible from Autumn semester 2021 and onwards. Then you will be able to reuse course preferences from one semester to another, e.g. from Spring semester 2021 to Autumn semester 2021.