Rpi planner geoffrey_wright_6-17-2011[1]

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Rpi planner geoffrey_wright_6-17-2011[1]

  1. 1. RPI PlannerGeoffrey Wright
  2. 2. What is RPI Planner?• Course/schedule planning tool, similar in function to RPI Scheduler• RPI Planner helps students generally plan out an entire plan of study during enrollment at RPI o Scheduler which handles only a single semester• Leverages requirements from the CAPP report• Developed by previous RCOS students, primarily Eric Allen
  3. 3. What does RPI Planner do right now?• Provides a simple interface for constructing a plan of study• Easy drag and drop control to manipulate courses• Handles course database and course descriptions• Saving and loading preset and user-made plans• Handles the validation of the plan of study
  4. 4. Current Interface of RPI Planner
  5. 5. Planned Additions• Flexibility is key o Multiple degree program o Number of courses/credits per semester o Number of semesters in the plan• More diversity o Current degrees to select from are very limited o Course database is not complete
  6. 6. Example Addition: Multiple Degree Programs
  7. 7. Potential Additions if Time Allows• Automated completion o Given a number of parameters, RPI Planner would create a plan fulfilling those requirements in the shortest amount of time• Fetching degree requirements and courses directly from RPI
  8. 8. Brief Schedule• June: Study RPI Planner design and code, add functionality for multiple degree programs• July: Add flexibility functionality for courses/credits per semester and number of semesters in plan, additional courses and degree programs• August: Add additional features as time allows

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