If you are a course leader and you have tutorial / workshop groups, you already know what a complicated task it is to sort the members of your class into groups. Using sign-up sheets to allow students to choose which group they wish to be in is time-consuming, difficult to manage and often the results are unsatisfactory.
Your aim is to optimise satisfaction for all students and the Tutorial Group Manager plug-in achieves this with minimum intervention and effort on your part. This plug-in will allow each student to give a preference ordering to each tutorial time (via the website) and will then automatically sort the submissions into groups which produces the greatest satisfaction for the greatest number of students. An OR algorithm is used find the optimal allocation of students to tutorial groups.
You also have the opportunity to make manual adjustments before finally publishing the tutorial group lists on the website. Group lists can also be edited manually after they have been finalised.