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InterPro - Online Learning - Teaching Resources for Instructors - Groups & Teams

This is an overview document for student-to-student engagement in groups and teams in an online course.

Teaching Strategies for Facilitating Group Work and Team Collaboration 

  • set clear purpose, instructions, and expectations 
  • form groups and initiate collaboration early 
  • establish checkins throughout the process
  • when applicable, make the work cooperative (each person makes individual contributions)
  • use a rubric to evaluate both the product and the group collaboration 
  • include self-evaluation of the group 
  • include peer-evaluation of the group

Canvas Group Formation can be done in the following ways:

 1 – Automatically-assigned by Canvas system

*Students may always be manually reassigned.

2 – Manually-assigned by instructor

3 – Students self-enroll (to create interest-based groups)

Canvas Group-based Discussion Forums can be used in the following ways:

Canvas Group-based Assignments can be used in the following ways:

Ultra Web Conference can be used for group work in the following ways:

Canvas Peer Review can be used for peer learning

Canvas Collaborations can be used to create a Group Collaboration space within Canvas using Google tools

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KeywordsEPD eHelp, group work, groups, teams, collaboration, cooperation, engagement, canvas groups   Doc ID103255
OwnerLearning Design and Technologies TeamGroupInterdisciplinary Professional Programs
College of Engineering
Created2020-06-22 13:45:02Updated2021-06-30 15:53:31
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