Rutgers–New Brunswick is striving to make the transition to CourseAtlas as smooth as possible for all course scheduling stakeholders.

Please review the information below to learn more about the resources that are available as part of the CourseAtlas project.

Training Sessions

The Office of Scheduling and Space Management has offered three rounds of training sessions as part of the CourseAtlas testing and simulation. Below please find information about the fourth round of training sessions. If you are a departmental faculty administrator or scheduling staff member and you have not yet attended a full CourseAtlas training yet, please sign up in order to gain access to CourseAtlas.

All training sessions are offered in the Rutgers Academic Building computer lab, room 1220, on the College Avenue Campus.

Below is the schedule of upcoming training sessions below. The schedule is also available on the Course Scheduling - NB Sakai page (NetID login required). If you don't have access to this site, you can complete an Office of Scheduling and Space Management (OSSM) Access Form (PDF).

Full CourseAtlas Training (3 hours)

The Full CourseAtlas Training covers all aspects of the scheduling process in the new system.

  • Current access to the Course Scheduling System (CSS) is required in order to attend the training. Or, for those new to scheduling, please fill out the OSSM Access Form (PDF).
  • You must complete the Full CourseAtlas training to gain access to CourseAtlas for scheduling.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who will be working in CourseAtlas to create the course schedule.
  • Anyone new to course scheduling who will be creating a course schedule.

Full CourseAtlas Training dates

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 31, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Sign up for a Full CourseAtlas Training!

Curricular Planning Tools Training (2 hours)

The Curricular Planning Tools Training provides an in-depth look at the tools available to create your course schedule, including Scheduling Groups, Course Combinations, Academic Blocks, and Scheduling Ties. This session alone does not grant access to CourseAtlas for scheduling.

Who should attend?

  • Faculty administrators who would like a theoretical view of the curricular tools available in CourseAtlas. (Please note: Faculty administrators who will also be using CourseAtlas for departmental scheduling are required to attend the Full CourseAtlas Training to get access to CourseAtlas, but may attend the Curricular Training for additional details on the tools available.)

Curricular Planning Tools Training dates

  • Friday, October 4, 2019, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Sign up for a Curricular Planning Tools training!

Review Session (2.5 hours)

The Review Sessions provide a look at the updates to the CourseAtlas scheduling process, as well as the overall scheduling process. This session alone does not grant access to CourseAtlas for scheduling.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who already has access to CourseAtlas and worked in the system to create a SIM4 schedule for Spring 2020, and would like a refresher.

Review Session dates

  • Friday, October 25, 2019, 1:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 5, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Sign up for a Review Session!

Open Lab Sessions

The Open Lab Sessions provide departments the ability to work on their course schedules with the Office of Scheduling and Space Management staff available to answer questions. Drop in for a quick question, or stay for a while! No RSVP is necessary.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who has already attended a Full CourseAtlas Training and has specific questions on the scheduling process.

Open Lab Session dates

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, November 4, 2019, 8:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
  • Monday, December 2, 2019, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Friday, December 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Important Scheduling Dates and Deadlines

The Office of Scheduling and Space Management has created an Outlook calendar, which it will continue to populate with important scheduling dates and deadlines. To add these items to your Outlook calendar:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Import calendar” in the middle of the left column
  3. Select “From directory” at the bottom left
  4. In the space provided, type in "CourseAtlas," select, and click "Add"

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