Limit the number of partners

Is it possible to limit students to just one partner for a submission?




Stephen Edwards

Partners are a "yes or no" switch

Currently, you can choose whether or not to allow partners, but there isn't a mechanism to limit the number of partners.  So far, while we've had many universities using partnering in a lot of situations, no one has expressed the need for a limit.

My main concern is that, in the partnering situations I've personally experienced, it isn't unusual to have a general rule (like "students work in pairs, for pair programming"), but still occasionally have an exception (like "there's an odd number of students, and no one should work alone, so the final group has three partners instead of two").

Still, there are no real technical obstacles to implementing an optional maximum number of partners.