Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Distance Learning Library Services: Teamwork Tips for DL Group Projects

Team Contract and Communicating with Your Team.

Key component for an amazing group project: Communication! Communication! Communication! Tell your teammates what other obligations you might have in addition to schoolwork and the project. You don't need to go into detail. For example, you can tell each other: "I work full time and I'm a parent", "I work [job] on weekends, so I won't be online those days", or "I have class from 2-3 on Tuesdays & Thursdays". Let your team know how often you might be online to work on your part of the project, like "weekends or weekdays only", or very specific days like "Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only". 

Be Considerate About Different Time Zones and Locations

Being a distance learning student or faculty member implies that you are most likely working with others who are located in different time zones, other states and/or other countries. If you are required to have Zoom meetings for a project, is it fair to ask others to be awake at 3 a.m. their time? Contact your group members via Canvas messaging or UK email to see where they are located out of courtesy and ask each other what are your best methods of contact when working on a group project.