Group projects are not the most fun thing and online group projects have even more challenges. Read on to find out how you can conquer these challenges in a virtual team!
Wondering how you can meet your group mates online? Here are the top 3 tools and apps that can help you discuss, allocate tasks and efficiently collaborate with your group mates online!
Telegram is the most used messaging app by students in SMU. It is often used for group projects, online collaborations or simply for entertainment use!. Telegram's cloud service allows users to send, access and download files from any platform device with ease. Moreover, you may make use of its tools - such as creating polls for efficient decision making among your peers. Its recent introduction of 'Chat Folders' also allows you to easily organize your group chats in however you like!
There are some bots you can use as well (Type these into your Telegram search bar and they will show up!):
@countmeinbot: Create polls
@SMUTimetableBot: Find common free time slots within your group and check on your upcoming lessons and exams
Asana is designed to help teams organize, track and manage your work. With its customizable and user friendly page, Asana will be a great tool for you to manage your project timeline. In essence, it acts as an online calendar for you and your team. Asana is available both as a mobile phone application and on the web.
3. Google Apps
G Suite is a suite of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, software and products developed by Google. Through your SMU email address, you will be able to access these tools and consolidate your works effortlessly.
To start off working in groups:
What matters for project planning:
Teamwork is collaborating and coordinating with people of all backgrounds, where cultural barriers and different end goals would always act as hindrances. However, the above needs to be resolved as teaming is a necessary skill in today's world. To do so, let's:
What makes a successful team:
To achieve the above: