Group Project Overview 💡

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Instructors: demonstrates the life cycle of a group project. For instructor setup instructions, click here. To ensure the best experience possible, please follow our Basic System Requirements.

Important

If you used a previous version, note that learners will no longer be able to sync slides to their presentation after recording or uploading. In the new workflow, they'll display their presentation on their desktop, then simultaneously record their webcam and desktop while giving their presentation. Click here to preview the workflow.

About Group Project

Learners collaborate synchronously and asynchronously to complete a group activity. Individuals have the ability to create milestones, evaluate their peers, meet with group members virtually, and compile all of their submissions within the project dashboard. The end product is often presented as one cohesive group presentation.

Use Cases

Here are just a few ideas to get started:

  • capstone projects
  • group presentations
  • roleplay activities
  • foreign language conversation

For a preview of Group Project, view the video below. Please note, there is no voiceover for this video.

Group Formation

Before any group project starts, groups must be formed. Groups are created 3 ways:

  • Instructor Formed: The instructor creates the groups (default).
  • Learner Formed*: Learners select their own groups.
  • System Formed*: Learners submit the days and times they are available. The system then creates groups based on availability.

*Learners must form groups or enter availability by a certain deadline. Otherwise, the instructor will manually place them into groups. 

Instructors can customize group formation in Group Project Advanced Settings.

Group Communication

Chat_Icon.png Once groups are formed, group members can use the Chat feature to communicate. This is a great way to discuss milestones and potential meeting times. 

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Milestones

Group members can assign milestones to keep the project on course. 

Examples: first meeting scheduled, video submission deadlines, completed visual aids

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Add Videos

Group members can add individually recorded videos. This can be done in two ways:

  1. Upload Video: Group members can upload videos from their device, or from one of the following cloud storage platforms: Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox.
  2. Record directly in tool: Group members can record their portion of the project within the tool itself.

Combine Videos

Once all video content is added, team members can combine their videos into one cohesive presentation.

Learners

See how to combine videos here.

Schedule Meetings

When completing a group project, learners can schedule a meeting. This web conferencing tool serves as a discussion platform to help group members discuss and complete their project. Learners will have access to Virtual Classroom communication and presentation tools.

These virtual meetings can also be recorded and submitted to the assignment.

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Add Files/Links

Files and links can also be submitted. Allowed file types: doc, docx, xls, xlsx, pdf, txt, rtf, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, zip, ppt, pptx

If you need to submit an unsupported file type, put the file(s) in a zip folder to upload.

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Submit Assignment

To submit, group members need to ensure all videos, documents, and links are ready.

Please note, only one video (can be a combined video) can be submitted. 

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Group Member Review

If enabled by the instructor, group members can anonymously review each other (via 5-star ratings or rubrics, with the ability to comment).  

Peer Review

If the instructor requires peer review, learners will review projects from other groups. 

Instructors can customize this experience with peer review advanced settings.

Advanced Settings

Instructors can customize certain project aspects - including the toolset and group formation - in Advanced Settings.

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