Get Organized is a digital course planner for students of all ages that offers a lot more than just the standard course planning that physical planners offer. It is naturally possible to add terms and courses to the planner. That's easily done at anytime. Difference becomes visible straight away. A course is defined by its title, term, start and end date, class days, room number and credits. Get Organized furthermore can keep track of instructors (name, email, phone, Office location and hours), the grading scale and required textbooks.
In addition, courses can be displayed with their own color to make the identification easier. The digital course planner supports events and assignments that can be tracked as well. Assignments are directly linked to a course, while events are not. Assignments are homework and other activities directly related to courses, events are summer parties for instance.
The application can display information about events, assignments, grades and courses in different ways in the interface. A list view and calendar view are available. They appear to only display information about events and assignments at this point in development. It would make sense to add information about courses at least to the calendar view as well.
Filters are available at the top, for instance to only display overdue assignments in the calendar.
The application can keep track of grades which are added by completing assignments.
Another interesting option is the ask the instructor button. This button can be used to directly email the course instructor if an email address has been added to the data set.
Get Organized is compatible with Windows, Linux and Macintosh systems. The program requires Java (Java Runtime Environment) 1.6 or higher to be installed on the system. The program is available as a beta version that can check and install updates automatically.
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