When students work in teams, they can develop a set of interpersonal skills that will be beneficial in the workplace. And in teams students can create more complex, authentic projects where they engage in higher level thinking skills. Research has also shown that students working in cooperative teams to solve problems outperform individuals competing with each other.
This guide aims to provide Instructors and students with the guidance and tools they'll need to manage team projects. It can be used in conjunction with any of the media toolkits.
Once you set up groups in CC, these tools can be set to separate groups, providing each team with their own workspace.
In addition to evaluating the team's product, you'll also want to gather information on the group's overall effectiveness and the individual team member's contributions.
Multiple examples of self, peer, and group assessment forms on the CMU Eberly Center site.
Team Peer evaluation examples from Penn State's Schreyer Institute.
Cougar Courses Feedback activity - The Instructional Design team created a peer feedback activity with sample questions. If you'd like us to import it into your course, where you will be able to modify it to your needs, contact IDS with your course name and number to request this.
Cougar Courses Workshop Activity
Teammates: A free online tool for managing student peer evaluations and feedback.
Team projects in an online class have unique challenges. These Tips for Online Class Virtual Teams can help.
The Language of Teamwork - phrases to help you express agreement and disagreement, run a meeting, build relationships and motivate.
If your instructor hasn't provided these, use the docs in Team Setup above to assign roles and set some groundrules.
Zoom webconferencing tool - free for CSUSM students
Collaborating in Google Drive
Office 365 free download. Includes the app Planner - similar to Trello.