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Collaboration & communication

Learning happens through collaboration and communication between teacher and learner and between learners. Here we will explore ways to enhance collaboration and communication in the classroom and beyond through activities, apps, classroom practices and beyond.

Collaboration & communication workshops

PeerScholar

Online workshop

PeerScholar is a great way for students to learn from their peers through self and peer assessment. This is a very structured yet flexible way to provide self and peers assessments and to delve into really reflective learning practices every step of the way.

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Padlet

Online workshop

This is an extremely flexible synchronous and asynchronous application that can help transfer your in-class activities to online, such as brainstorming by posting Post-it notes to a virtual whiteboard. It is an engaging alternative to a shared whiteboard.

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WeVu

Online workshop

A platform that can host videos made by students and faculty. WeVu allows video annotations and time-stamped feedback. An easy to use tool where students and instructors can comment inline with a video.

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Zoom

Online workshop

Zoom is an synchronous virtual classroom that is an alternative to Collaborate Ultra. With more participants' video feeds and stability, Zoom is a great tool for meeting your students out of Blackboard. Zoom requires the installation of an app.

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Collaboration & communication videos

Adding a Zoom Meeting Link to your Blackboard Course Menu

How to make groups and group assignments in Blackboard

How to Send Announcements within Blackboard

 

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