Create a list that students can add/remove themselves to/from. The list may be a simple list of names or it may populate a Blackboard group’s membership.
A maximum number of places can be set, as well as a number of reserve places. If a list becomes full the student will be added to a reserve list and then automatically moved to the main list if places become available.
Think of this tool as an electronic version of a paper sign up list that may have been previously available via a notice board. Generally speaking, you would use this tool to allow students to sign up to one-off events with limited places (see example below). However, you may wish to use the list to gauge interest in an event, such as a field trip, by simply setting the maximum number of sign-ups to the number of students who have access to the list.
A module in ABS uses the tool to allow students to sign up for a dissertation topic. There are a number of titles which have a fixed amount of students that are allowed to use each title. These are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. The ability for students to be able to go an on a waiting list means that they can express an interest in a topic title even if all the places have been taken.