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Learning with Technology Toolkit: Collaborating

Collaboration Tools

Have you been asked to collaborate on a group assignment, conduct a peer review of someone else's work, or engage in a discussion forum?

We know that learning is deeper and more meaningful when it happens collaboratively, but when is collaboration considered an act of collusion? Many of your university assignments will involve group work, but what ethical dilemmas might you face when working together with others on the same project? If you have concerns about what constitutes appropriate and inappropriate collaboration, watch the video, Nobody likes a Copycat.

Learn to Collaborate like a Pro!

Technologies that enhance your ability to collaborate, share and construct knowledge with others in your learning network Strategies that extend your choice and control when collaborating with others in online learning networks Strategies that help you collaborate with integrity, and build equitable and inclusive learning environments and networks

Campus-Supported Collaborative Tools

Use Zoom to schedule and host meetings online. Use the free version or opt-in for the full version here (NSID required).

Use Canvas Collaborations to create your own study groups, start a discussion for a group assignment, or collaborate on a shared document.

Self-Supported Sharing Platforms

Google Meet, Google Chat, Google Docs, Google Hangouts, and Google Jamboard allow you to work on group projects, use a digital whiteboard, annotate shared documents, etc.

Perusall is a social annotation tool that extends class discussions by allowing you to mark up readings or videos collaboratively. Watch Getting Started with Perusall to learn more.

Padlet is a digital notice board that allows you to post all types of media. Use it to share ideas, invite comments and collaborate on assignments. Watch this getting started video to learn more.

Netiquette - made up of the words net and etiquette is about respectful communication and collaboration online.

Privacy & Security - understand your privacy rights and how to protect your identity online.

Copyright & Students' rights for using copyright-protected materials - Understand the types of materials protected under Canadian copyright laws.

Online Safety Basics offers information on cybersecurity and tips on protecting your device and your information.

Understanding Cyber Bullying offers tips, tools & solutions for recognizing & stopping bullying online.

The 7 Keys to Creative Collaboration provides a few ideas to make group work less challenging and more effective.

Embrace Manacihitowin - Watch Vice Provost Jacqueline Ottmann talk about embracing Manacihitowin (respect for one another).

Integrity Matters - Understand why integrity matters when sharing information and collaborating with others.

Read Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Spaces to increase your self-awareness and develop insights into other world views.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion at Canadian universities: Report on the 2019 survey endorses these seven Inclusive Excellence Principles.



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