D2L Scenario #2 Collaboration and Grouping
From Robert Kitchin on August 28th, 2019
It is imperative that the learning environment fosters and supports collaboration and communication between and among instructors and students. Dr. Jones teaches a Business Management course that is structured around group work, and includes a capstone group project. The 35-student course is typically self-divided by students into five groups, with seven students in each group.
Part A: To facilitate group work on the project, Dr. Jones requires the ability to use your the LMS to support the following activities electronically:
- Distribution of course files and other materials at the group level (not to an individual student or the entire class).
- Facilitation of two-way communication between and among students, groups and the instructor on a synchronous and asynchronous basis, in written, audio and video formats. Please note that the UMS uses Zoom for video conferencing.
- Creation and Administration of assessments and feedback (including grading) at the group level.
- She would like the flexibility to personalize and differentiate each group, if needed, or create a streamlined process of replicating the same settings for multiple groups at a time.
Part B: Students require the ability to use your solution to support the following activities electronically:
- Submission of group work
- Facilitation of two-way communication between and among students, groups and the instructor on an synchronous and asynchronous basis, in written, audio and video formats
- Peer (group to group) feedback