Encouraging engagement in breakout room activities

Zoom breakout rooms can be a great way of facilitating interaction between students during online teaching sessions. They can be particularly useful when teaching large […]

Collaborative assessment: Group submissions in Canvas

Canvas features a range of useful tools that facilitate group and collaborative work between students. These tools include collaborative Pages, Collaborations – online shared Google […]

The Toolbox: Working Together--Using Group Work as a Pivotal Learning Experience [VIDEO]

"Teamwork begins by building trust.  And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability." - Patrick Lencioni "None of us, […]

5 ways to make groupwork work in your teaching

Learning from academics is important to students’ learning, but so is working with their peers. The types of communication that peer-to-peer work requires provokes forms […]

My Summer Internship with the CESI | Fy Interniaeth Haf gyda CESI

by Tom Martin  *Fersiwn Cymraeg isod | Welsh version below* Hello/Shwmae! My name is Tom, and I have recently undertaken an internship with the Centre […]

Canvas Highlights – 2. Groups

Canvas provides lots of opportunities for students to learn together. One of the features that enables this is Groups. This post provides a brief overview […]

Setting the Table: Tools and Strategies Part 2 [VIDEO]

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in the same mind at the same time, and still retain […]

Setting the Table: Tools and Strategies Part 1 [VIDEO]

For an instructor, group work means relinquishing a portion of control in the learning environment.  How can that be best accomplished? Setting the Table is […]

Group Work – Who’s Missing?

Quite often teachers want students to acquire collaboration skills and create group project assignments requiring students to work in groups. This is definitely a needed […]

Getting kids to collaborate with Google Docs

Image: Martin Lafrance I’ve been a fan of Google Docs for some time now, although migrating to it has been slow. For the past few years […]

How to Get the Most out of Group Work

For some of us, the thought of participating in group work can bring us out in a cold sweat. However, it is something that we’ve […]

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