Previously, as part of my module I would split the students into groups to undertake projects and run tutorials/workshops/design-studios with students in these groups. I would then move about the classroom acting as a roving tutor assisting where necessary, giving support, direction, feedback, input etc.
How can I do something similar in a remote format?
There are two ways to achieve this scenario using some of the tools available to you.
- Zoom - Using pre-assigned breakout
- Canvas - Using the groups
Unsure of which would best suit your needs? Answering the following questions can give you some direction.
- Do I need to be present for all
- Do I need to have an area outside of the
meeting for groups to discuss, share
information and or
If you answered yes to the first question and no to the second, Zoom pre-assigned breakout rooms are for you.
For any other answers, Canvas groups are the best way forward for you.
Please follow the steps in this help article - Setting up pre-defined breakout rooms in Zoom.
Follow the steps outlined below:
- First step is to create your groups, to do
this follow the steps outlined in this
help article Setting Up Groups in
- Create a
discussion that is set up as a 'group
discussion', the media image below show
Gif - Showing Group Discussion Option
- The next step will be to assign a group
leader for each group who will be
responsible for creating group
- The group leader can then follow the steps
outlined in this article Setting up a
peer-supported learning space in
Canvas to schedule their meeting in Zoom and post the invitation to the group
Hot Tip - Be sure to have the group leader set you up as a co-host this will ensure you can jump in and out of group meetings. The group leader should also set up an additional co-host should they be unable to host a session.
- You are now set up to deliver a tutorial/workshop/design-studio in a remote environment that allows groups to work closely together and for you to engage and assist where necessary.
- You will have the ability as the module teacher to access all groups, students will however only see the group they belong to.