The substitution should fit into the timetable of the current day. A teacher, for instance, who has a day off is definitely not to be scheduled, neither a colleague who has taught many hours on the respective day. The following fields provide you with the necessary information:
The period flag is an indicator in how far the substitution fits into the timetable of the respective teacher. It indicates how much "time difference" to the next "regular" lesson there is. The "Timetable" column shows the "neighbouring" periods of the substitution.
Period flag x
The respective teacher has been released due to an absent class, instead of his/her regular lesson he/she had a fringe period.
Period flag 0 (NTP)
In this case, the teacher has a non-teaching period or NTP in the period for which a substitution is needed.
Period flag 1
The substitution period is directly before a "regular" period.
Period flags 2 to 8
The substitution period is two (three, four, etc.) positions away from the next regular period.
The higher the number of the period flag, the worse the teacher is eligible from the timetable's point of view, and the farther down is the teacher's position in the substitution suggestion list.
Period flag 9
The teacher has a day off on this day.
Period flag = subject name
Standby teachers are provided with the short name of the standby subject in the substitution suggestion.
Period flag /
If the substitution takes place in an off-site building, which cannot be reached by the suggested substitution teacher (period directly before or after and no break in which the off-site building can be reached), this is indicated by the period flag "/".
This column shows the "neighbouring" periods of the potential substitution teacher. As many periods are shown in this column, as there is space available. If you want to see more periods, enlarge the column simply by drag and drop.
You can also change the size of the individual timetable cells by drag and drop. Additionally, when you right click into the timetable, the displayed information in the timetable can be changed.
Any time requests of the potential substitution teacher are shown here. This prevents accidental assigning of a substitution teacher to a blocked period (time request -3).
Periods per day
This column shows the number of current periods of the day.
If the suggested substitution teacher needs to be notified because he or she has already left the school building it is indicated in this column.
With the possibility to digitally notify teachers on the up-dated timetable, e.g. via WebUntis or Untis Mobile App, this information increasingly becomes less important.