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Using the Schedule Generator (rooster.rug.nl)

The Schedule Generator (found at rooster.rug.nl) is the place where you can view your schedule if you cannot use the My Personal Timetable module on Nestor. This could be the case if you are an exchange student or if you are instructor at the Faculty of Medical Sciences. However, using My Personal Timetable is preferable because it pre-selects your courses for you based on your enrolments, saving you time and effort.

Using the Schedule Generator you can combine schedules for different courses and programmes quickly and easily. You can then import the schedule you created into your Google Calendar or Outlook Agenda, to keep up-to-date with the latest changes.

Searching for courses

When you go to rooster.rug.nl, courses will be selected by default. You can optionally select a faculty to search, and then start typing a course name to get a list of corresponding course names:

Select a course to see its schedule. Click the cross to remove a course from your schedule. Optionally, you can click the course name to select which groups you want to see:

Searching for programmes

You can search for entire programmes by clicking the "Programmes" radio button, optionally select a faculty, and start typing a programme name:

Just like with courses, you can select a programme from the list of matching results to see the schedule for that programme. Click the cross to remove a programme from your schedule. By clicking the programme name you can filter out certain activities that are not applicable for you:

Using your schedule with your own device/application

After you have prepared your schedule you can use your preferred device (Android or iPhone) or calendar application (such as Google Calendar or Outlook) to view your schedule and keep up with changes. Note that it is possible that you need to repeat the steps described below for multiple devices and/or applications. In order to use your schedule on your device and/or application, you will need the iCal-URL of your custom schedule. Right click the 'iCal' link and select "Copy Link" or "Copy Link Location":

Importing your schedule in Google Calendar

As a student at the RUG you have access to Google Calendar via your student number. Click the menu next to "Other calendars" and select "Add by URL":

In the menu that pops up, paste the link that you copied from the Schedule Generator and click "Add Calendar". You now have added your schedule to your Google Calendar:

Importing your schedule in Outlook

Make sure you have copied the iCal-URL as shown above. Open Outlook and click the "Open Calendar" button in the Ribbon, then select "From Internet":

In the pop-up that opens, paste the iCal-URL which you have copied before:

Click OK after pasting. A second pop-up will open. Here you can verify you have copied the correct iCal-URL. Click "Yes" to add your custom schedule to Outlook: