Optimize your timetable at the University of Toronto!
There may be a better timetable out there for you...
Most of the courses you take have multiple lecture, tutorial, and perhaps practical sections. This means that for the same set of courses, you can have many different timetables.
How did you pick the timetable that you have right now? Chances are you didn't go through every single possibility and pick the best one, because there were just too many possibilities. As a result, you can't be sure that the timetable you've chosen is the best you could have.
Enter Timetable Generator. This handy little program that I've written will generate all the possible timetables (that don't have conflicts) for your course load. More importantly, you can sort the generated timetables by various criteria, such as number of days off, number of evening classes, number of long gaps between classes, and so on. You can choose which criteria are the most important to you, and instantly see the best possible timetable you can have.
Note: This project is in maintenance mode. I make sure it's usable with each year's new timetable data, but I no longer have time to add new features to it.
Support for the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Support for summer courses
Support for first-year seminar courses (CCR199, SII199, etc.)
Support for Windows and Linux
Easy, intuitive interface for selecting courses
Comes with a database of dates and times for all courses in the Faculty of Arts and Science
The program refreshes this database every week with fresh data directly from the University of Toronto website, to keep it up to date
Generates all possible conflict-free timetables for the set of courses you select...
... and does this fast, even if there are many possibilities
Displays the possible timetables in a format similar to how ROSI displays your timetable
You can sort the generated timetables by various criteria, such as:
Number of days off
Less morning classes
Less evening classes
Less long stretches of class without breaks
Less long breaks between classes
More balance between the days of the week
More balance between weeks 1 and 2 (for timetables with courses that have alternate-week labs)
You can save your course load to a file and load the file later
Supports the "week 1"/"week 2" system used by science courses for alternate-week labs
Selecting your courses
Viewing your timetables
Sorting the timetables
Q: I press the "-->" button to look at the next timetable, but the timetable on the screen does not change. Is this a bug?
A: Look at the timetable in the Spring Term tab and see if that has changed. Often, two different timetables will have the same times for fall courses but different times for spring courses.
Q: The program hangs during the second half of the sort operation when sorting a large number of timetables
A: This is normal. The program has not crashed, it's just not responding while it's performing the sorting. This issue will be fixed in a future version. In the mean time, if this happens, just wait patiently while the sorting completes.
CourseFinder, U of T's official course search tool that helps you select courses (you can then use Timetable Generator to figure out how to arrange them in your schedule!)