D2L Scenario #2 Collaboration and Grouping
From Robert Kitchin
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