‘Design Studio Images’ (University of Leeds, 2015).

Anyone doing groupwork over the last year or so, will know how important it is to be able to work together effectively online.  When your group can’t meet up in person, you need tools to help you capture all of your group’s ideas and outputs.  So whether you are new to groupwork at university, or have previous experience, we’ve brought together a few recommendations for you to try next time that you’re doing groupwork for your studies.  

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list of the options and there are many other tools that you can use.  It’s also worth checking that everyone in your group can get access to the tools you want to use, as some may not be available globally.  

Whilst some of the tools listed here are completely free to use (or come as part of your access to Office365 via the university), others may charge for signing up or extra features.  Both Office365 and OneDrive are linked for you via Minerva and you can find out more about using these and the IT support at Leeds from our IT webpages.

Sharing documents:

OneDrive (available as part of your university IT services)

Google Docs

Teams What is Microsoft Teams? – University of Leeds IT

Gingko

Chat/meetings:

Teams What is Microsoft Teams? – University of Leeds IT

Wonder.me

Slack

Sharing ideas and notes: 

OneDrive (available as part of your university IT services)

OneNote (available through Office365)

Teams What is Microsoft Teams? – University of Leeds IT

Gingko

Jamboard

Organising tasks:

Trello

Teams What is Microsoft Teams? – University of Leeds IT

Mural

References

University of Leeds. 2015. ‘Design Studio Images’. [Online]. Leeds: University of Leeds.