Key LYNX Settings

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25Live Fields vs SIS Data
Key LYNX Settings
Setting Up Translation Tables
Mapping Event Names, Categories, and Attributes
Best Practices for Optimizer Partitions and Preferences
Utilizing Meeting Patterns and Standard Schedules
At the Start of Each Term
Roll courses/exams over from previous term
Initialize reference data in LYNX
Using and Understanding Extract Sets
Tips for Import Extract Sets
Tips for Export Extract Sets
Create date exceptions
Test extract sets and import data into 25Live
Review errors and conflicts
Placing Classes Using Optimizer
Finalize bindings between sections
Review Best Practices for Optimizer Runs
Run the Optimizer to find placements
Tweak settings to improve your Optimizer results
Ongoing Throughout Term
Updates Throughout the Term
Ongoing Maintenance for LYNX
Finishing a Term
Final Exams
Tips For Final Exams in LYNX

Settings to Customize

These settings have a large impact on your day-to-day usage of LYNX, so we recommend that you examine each of them carefully during setup. Your Series25 functional expert can advise you on the best configuration for your school's business process.

LYNX setting categories

General Settings




Delete Cancelled Imported Sections

NoThis dictates the behavior of any section whose status code is mapped as "cancelled" in your Translation Tables.

LYNX Notification Email Recipients

25Live Import Email Notifications

25Live Import Email Recipients


LYNX notifications are system errors such as connectivity problems. They are intended for technical administrators.

Import emails are success/failure notices for imported classes. They are intended for academic schedulers.

Academic Priority

Academic Priority Email Recipients

Academic Priority Email Recipient List

NoIf enabled, Academic Priority will resolve conflicts on imported classes by unassigning the location from any 25Live events in conflict. This triggers an email to users of your choosing.

Event Settings




Default Section Event Type

BlankThe default recommendation is to have a single event type for all sections (see below) but you need to choose what that event type is.

Include SIS Data as Event Custom Attributes

SIS Data Code or Description

Specify SIS Data Elements

NoIf you choose to map SIS data to custom attributes then you'll need to decide which elements to enable.

Define Expected Head Count

MaximumDetermine which field in your SIS maps to 25Live's expected headcount

Continuing Education Settings

If you don't want to treat continuing education (CE) classes differently in 25Live, keep the first setting at "don't identify" and the rest will remain hidden.




Identify CE Sections

Don't identifyYou can choose to flag continuing education sections differently from other imported sections.

Default CE Event Category

Default CE Event Type

BlankIf you choose to flag them, you'll need to specify either an event type or a category to use. This will be applied to the sections in 25Live.

Recognize CE Sections by Subject Code

Recognize CE Sections by Section Number

Recognize CE Sections by Term Code

Recognize CE Sections by Subterm Code

Recognize CE Sections by Academic Career

Recognize CE Sections by Credit Hours


These options determine how LYNX recognizes which sections should be treated as continuing education.

Location Settings




Location Assignment Partial Availability

Do not assignThis determines behavior when an import detects a conflict for some (but not all) of a section's dates.

Shared Locations

BlankAdd locations here to permanently share them for imported classes.

Organization and Contact Settings




Define Primary Organization

Subject codeYour choice of subject or department code should be followed up with the appropriate translation table

Define Scheduler on imported Sections

Use default schedulerThe scheduler's name will appear in the event details area in 25Live.

Default Scheduler

BlankRegardless of your choice in the previous setting, you must set a default contact to be the scheduler.

Include Section Instructors

Include as textRegardless of your choice, instructors are added as text to an event's description.

Create Instructor

NoIf instructors are added as contacts, this setting can create new contacts if the import does not match an existing one.

Faculty Email Indicator

Email Type

Use preferred emailInstructors are matched to 25Live contacts by their email address in the SIS. You can choose to use their preferred email or another email code of your choosing.

Exam Settings

Most of the settings below are relevant to both imported and created exams, except where indicated. If you do not use exams at all in 25Live, you can ignore these settings entirely.




Exam Creation Mode

Additional profilesThis determines whether exams appear in 25Live as their own events or as part of the associated section.

Use Default Exam Event Type or Exam Event Type Translation

Default Exam Event Type

Default event typeIf exams are their own events, you need to choose what event type to give them. Either all exams get the same type, or you set it with a translation table.

Exclude Meeting Pattern Types

Exclude Session Indicators

Limit Exams for Multiple Meeting Patterns

None(Exam creation only) You can choose to prevent exams from being created for certain sections or meeting patterns if you desire.
Define Exam Head Count InformationUse section's EHC and RHCThis determines how expected and registered headcount are derived for the exam based on the associated section.
Adjust Exam Head CountDo not adjustIf untouched, the headcount multiplier for exams is 1.0. You may wish to adjust headcount to ensure sufficient spacing for student privacy.
Location Assignment OptionsOriginal section's locationThis determines whether an exam will have the same location as its associated section by default.

Settings to Keep at Defaults

The following settings are appropriate for most schools at their default values, with no further configuration necessary. Your Series25 functional expert may recommend changing a few of them based on your institution's specific needs.

General Settings




Define Section Time Zone by Campus Code

NoOnly necessary if your institution has campuses in multiple time zones.

Event Settings




Define Section Time Zone by Campus Code

NoOnly necessary if your institution has campuses in multiple time zones.

Use Default Section Event Type or Section Event Type Translation

Use Default Section Event TypeThe most common configuration is to have a single event type for all imported sections.

Add "MMP" to Sections with Multiple Meeting Patterns

Add Text to Event Names of Cross-listed Classes or Combined Sections

Add Section Identifier to Event Name

Add Term Code to Event Name

Add Term Description to Event Name (Workday)

Add Subterm Code to Event Name (Colleague)

YesThese settings all add informative text codes to an event's name. We recommend you keep them all enabled to assist with 25Live keyword searches. See Using LYNX to Map SIS Data to Event Names, Categories, and Attributes for further discussion.

Add Pre-Event Time

Add Post-Event Time

0 minutesMost institutions do not find it necessary to put additional time before or after each section.

Exclude Meeting Pattern Types When Binding Cross-listed Sections

NoneOnly necessary if there are meeting pattern types which should never be cross-listed.

Add Event Category for Cross-listed Classes/Combined Sections

Add Event Category for Bound Groups

Add Event Category for Back-to-Back Sections

Add Event Category for Overlapping Sections

NoThese settings will add a category of your choice to events with specific types of bindings. We recommend using name codes instead, unless that is not sufficient for your searching purposes. See Using LYNX to Map SIS Data to Event Names, Categories, and Attributes for further discussion.

Add Terms as Event Categories

Add Campuses as Event Categories

Add Institution as an Event Category

Add Academic Career as an Event Category

Add Location/Region as an Event Category

Add Subterm as an Event Category

NoWe recommend leaving these settings deactivated in favor of adding this data to event names or custom attributes, as discussed here.

Combine Head Count on Cross-listed/Combined Sections

Combine Head Count on Bound Sections

Ignore Non-Overlapping Meeting Patterns in Bound Groups

Use cross-listed enrollment value

Sum head counts


See Setting Up Binding In LYNX for further discussion on how binding affects imported sections.

Adjust Section Head Count

Do not adjustIf untouched, the headcount multiplier is 1.0 by default.

Location Settings




Define Location Assignments

Use facility IDBanner does not have the option to use a facility ID and uses building/room codes instead.

Building Delimiter

SpaceIf constructing location names by building/room code, a single blank space is recommended to separate them.

Include Location Preferences

YesLocation preferences are searchable in 25Live even if a location assignment has a conflict.

Add Location Requirements as Event Categories

NoSee Using LYNX to Map SIS Data to Event Names, Categories, and Attributes for further discussion.

Remove SIS assignments on export?

YesThis setting keeps your system fully in sync by removing facilities from meeting patterns in your SIS when locations are unassigned in 25Live.

Organization and Contact Settings




Append Institution Code to Organization

NoOnly needed for schools with multiple institutions who want to differentiate between the same subject code at each one.