Assign students to negotiation roles and groups effortlessly!

This easy-to-use web-based tool assigns students to groups of different sizes according to your specifications. Group Assigner is a huge time-saver for faculty teaching negotiations and other courses that use a series of experiential exercises. It works on an algorithm to minimize the number of times students work with the same person across a series of negotiation or group exercises.

View the PowerPoint demonstration

Hereís how it works:
  • Upload your class list.
  • Specify the number of groups you would like for an exercise.
  • Click "Create."
  • Group Assigner does the rest!
Ready to assign students for the second exercise? Has a student dropped? A new student added? No problem! Group Assigner is flexible. It lets you add and drop students manually. You can use it for large or small classes and with uneven numbers. It is not tied to particular exercises, so you donít have to use DRRC exercises with it. It also gives you the freedom to change individuals in groups after Group Assigner has assigned them, and Group Assigner will remember these edits the next time it assigns negotiation partners. Once the groups are finalized, you can generate a downloadable Excel spreadsheet for each group assignment.

Faculty at Kellogg have benefited from the time saving features of Group Assigner for the past 5 years. We are now making Group Assigner publicly available under license to individual faculty members (five classes per year for $75) or to institutions (15 faculty members, 5 classes each for $750).

Watch a short video with Lynn Cohn on DRRC's Group Assigner

To get your license for Group Assigner, please complete the subscriber email form. Within 48 hours you will be activated and ready to go!

Questions? Contact DRRC at or (847) 491-8068.
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