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Tips & Tools: Assigning preferential and alternative groups of classrooms 

Classroom Allocator

Did you know that BEST allows to define groups of possible classrooms from which the generator will choose the best possible?

For each module, define the classrooms that are preferred and the alternatives that will only be used if there are no more desired free spaces. The application will not only choose a classroom where the students will always fit, but also optimize the classroom allocation for  the whole institution.

Furthermore, for each weekload and section (that can have different student groups and professors associated to them) you can assign different groups of preferential and alternative classrooms.

This allows a great level of customization, making it possible to guarantee that certain classes will always occur in certain classrooms or that a certain professor will always be lecturing in a certain classroom, for example.