Two of my students, Michael and Oscar, have developed a SolverStudio model for allocating students into student groups. This model is now being used successfully by one of our large professional development courses to manage a classs of 570+ students. The model forms student groups that are balanced in factors such as engineering discipline, gender, and grade point average. This tool also creates nice PDF outputs, thanks to Python’s powerful libraries. You can find their model on Github.
This is a great example of how a model can be quickly developed and implemented without requiring the end user to learn new skills beyond their existing Excel expertise.
Well done, Oscar and Michael, for taking the initiative to develop, test and implement this.