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Open communication and organization are important for a successful group project. This guide has tips and tools that will help you succeed and survive group projects.
Begin with introductions.
Create a group member contact sheet with emails and cell phone numbers
Choose a leader who will keep the group on track and keep communication lines open.
Plan when, where, and how you will meet and share information.
Set goals and deadlines, but be flexible and pad your calendar to allow extra time.
Choose tasks for each group member, and don't forget to include deadlines. Make sure expectations are clear.
If your professor provided a grading rubric, make sure your project is on track to meet all of the requirements for an A.
Communicate with your professor, whether it's for clarification on the assignment or if your group has members who are not participating.
Ask your professor or a librarian if you need help. Don't wait until the last minute.
Source: by University of Edinburgh Business School on YouTube Top tips for group work projects
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Selected Planning Tools
Choose a tool or software in which to share information. There are a variety of options for collaborating. Find one that works best for you. These are a few examples:
A social bookmarking tool for saving links.
A tool to help you determine a meeting time for multiple people.
Share and access documents and photos from anywhere.
Share documents and collaborate.
Share notes, documents, images, and more with your group. Free for Coastal Georgia students, faculty, and staff through Microsoft Office.
A collaborative online notice board
A platform for team-based projects.
A place to gather and organize research. Free through GALILEO.
An organizing tool for sharing project documents.
Swap ideas and information.
Another platform for creating Wikis.
Plan, track and collaborate.
Selected Scheduling Tools
If your group needs to meet face-to-face, use social media, group chat, or one of the many online scheduling tools to help you determine a good meeting time and date. These are a few examples:
Book a Space
Gould Memorial Library has for group study and meetings. Choose a room that fits your group's needs. rooms that can be reserved
Active Learning Room
Room 101 has RICOH boards for collaborating. The room may be reserved by faculty and staff, but students may use it when it's not reserved.
The library has three tables for collaborating in small groups.
Located in the Correll Center in the Service-Learning suite.
Presentation Practice Room
Includes the One Button Studio+ and Revolution Lightboard
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that provides free copyright tools to help creators share their work
Discover images for use in class assignments and projects. Many are license-free while others have limited uses.
Open Access (OA) describes research literature that is free and available "on the public internet.