We have a workflow challenge that might contribute towards a useful onCourse feature.
Currently, if a class is really popular and sells out a few weeks in advance, we will often double the class capacity. Then, in the days prior to the class starting, we duplicate it and transfer half the enrolments across to the duplicated class. There are a couple of reasons we do it like this:
- It allows for equally sized classes
- It means we can split the class based on age/friendships etc.
- It allows us to allocate tutors to a particular group and to be more selective about which teacher is the best fit for a class (e.g. who gets the older group and who gets the younger).
The big problem with this is of course the time factor, as it often results in about 80 extra enrolment transfers each week, happening during our busy delivery periods. It also causes challenges with mapping pattern of sale data, as it suggests a big skew of enrolments in the days leading up to a course, which of course isn’t accurate.
Obviously a simple fix would be to just duplicate the class and put the duplicated class on sale, but that doesn’t allow us to manage students as we need to in the ways mentioned above. Would be great to get some feedback on whether a new feature could be introduced to streamline this process and make it less cumbersome to transfer the enrolments across.