Your academic timetable includes details of all your lectures, seminars and other learning sessions relevant to your course, like lab work or workshops. All timetables are now available, and you’ll be able to access your academic timetable online after you have registered for your course online.
There may be some minor changes to your schedules, so please check your online timetable regularly. After the start of term, you’ll also be able to view your timetable in our iBU app. Follow the step-by-step information below to set up your timetable - the process is the same whichever virtual learning enviornment (VLE) you'll be using this year, which you can find by using our VLE look-up tool.
Setting up your timetable
1. Find your seminar/class group
After you have logged in to your VLE, click on your faculty tab/area from your VLE homepage, then click on 'seminar groups'. Make sure you enter your seminar group and level of study correctly - your year group will be classified as follows:
Level 4: Year 1
Level 5: Year 2
Level 6: Final year or Top-up degree year
Level 7: Master's
If you're taking option units but can't see the groups for those units when you first set up your timetable, try clicking on a different year and then back to your year of study. When you choose your core seminar group the option groups you need to select from should appear.
2. Add your seminar group to your timetable
Now you need to log into your online timetable, using the same login details. The first time you log in, the system will recognise your course and level but you will need to select your seminar group. Make sure you also choose your options and sub group (if applicable) from the drop-down list. Available option choices should show as soon as you have chosen your seminar/class group and clicked the blue save button.
3. Set up text alerts
We can send you texts notifying you of any emergency postponements of lectures or seminars. You just need to select ‘yes’ and add in your mobile phone number when prompted. Make sure you update your contact details if they change. You can also choose to opt out of texts and an email will be sent to your BU email address instead.
4. Personalise your calendar themes and timetable views
You can choose your preferred colour and view format for your timetable e.g. view your timetable by day, week or month. There’s also an option to view a print-friendly version of your timetable. These settings can be changed at any time by clicking on the cog icon. You'll also find an option to print your calender, and another to read more information, like FAQs and a calendar of teaching week.
5. iBU mobile app
Our iBU mobile app is a really helpful way of viewing your timetable on the move (as well as lots of other things!). Once you have completed the steps above successfully, your timetable will show up in iBU, although you may need to logout of the app and log in again for it to update. If you experience any issues with your timetable in iBU, please check that you have completed all of the above steps or contact askBU or our IT Service helpdesk.