Comprehensive University Timetabling System
UniTime is a comprehensive educational scheduling system that supports developing course and exam timetables, managing changes to these timetables, sharing rooms with other events, and scheduling students to individual classes. It is a distributed system that allows multiple university and departmental schedule managers to coordinate efforts to build and modify a schedule that meets their diverse organizational needs while allowing for minimization of student course conflicts. It can be used alone to create and maintain a school's schedule of classes and/or exams, or interfaced with an existing student information system.

The system was originally developed as a collaborative effort by faculty, students, and staff at universities in North America and Europe. The software is distributed free under an open source license in hopes that other colleges and universities can benefit their students through better scheduling or wish to contribute to ongoing research in this area. The UniTime project has become a sponsored project of the Apereo Foundation in March 2015.
We are presenting at the Open Apereo 2021 conference:
  • UniTime introduction & community update [video]
  • Using UniTime to rebuild schedules (e.g., due to the pandemic) [presentation]
  • UniTime: Agile API Creation to Supply Data to Other Systems [presentation]
See www.itc2019.org for the International Timetabling Competition 2019 that the UniTime team has co-organized. In this competition, research teams compete in building a course timetabling solver and solving real-world problems from around the world that have been collected from institutions using the UniTime application.